EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Sensitivity & Uncertainty Methods|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
A PRACTICAL EFFECT OF THE RECENT O16 CROSS SECTION AND MUBAR UNCERTAINTIES
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM United States of America 87544
Published online: 22 February 2021
With the recent release of ENDF/B VIII.0 data, additional covariance data was provided for many isotopes, including O16. The detail of elastic scattering and mubar covariance data for O16 increased dramatically between ENDF/B VII.1 and ENDF/B VIII.0. This new covariance data has been processed with NJOY2016 and investigation has begun on the effects of these new uncertainty data. The uncertainties are applied to multi-group scattering cross sections and P1 Legendre components in deterministic neutron transport.
A simple but typical application of shielding fission neutrons with concrete has been used to assess the practical effects of the new covariance data for O16. A somewhat surprising result is that the mubar uncertainty can have a significant effect on the calculated shielding and criticality results.
Key words: uncertainty / sensitivity / mubar
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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