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Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Sensitivity & Uncertainty Methods|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
BURNUP SENSITIVITY CALCULATIONS WITH CBZ FOR LIGHT WATER REACTOR ASSEMBLY PROBLEMS
Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University Kita 13 Nishi 8, Sapporo, 060-8628, Japan
Published online: 22 February 2021
Sensitivities of k∞ and nuclides number densities during nuclear fuel burnup with respect to nuclear data are calculated with a reactor physics code system CBZ. Sensitivity calculations are carried out with the depletion perturbation theory applicable to nuclear fuel assemblies including burnable absorbers. Numerical results are presented both for BWR and PWR assemblies, and those demonstrate usefulness and effectiveness of burnup sensitivity calculation capabilities for LWR fuel assemblies.
Key words: depletion perturbation theory / sensitivity / fuel assembly / predictor-corrector method
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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