EPJ Web Conf.
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|
A TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION PROCEDURE FOR ASSISTING THE DESIGN OF NUCLEAR COMPONENTS
Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LPSC-IN2P3 53 avenue des Martyrs, 38000 Grenoble, France
Published online: 22 February 2021
In this paper, we show that a module implemented in the MCNP transport code to perform sensitivity analyses can be diverted to perform topology optimizations of nuclear equipment. Component design with this approach leads to sophisticated solutions that outperform their human-designed counterparts.
Key words: nuclear design / topology optimization / sensitivity analysis / particle transport
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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