Advances in Calculation of Fluence to Reactor Structures

    Volume 3, Issue 3 (March 2006)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 21 December 2005

    Page Count: 6


    Lippincott, EP
    Monroeville, PA

    Manahan, MP
    MPM Technologies, Inc., State College, PA

    (Received 20 June 2005; accepted 29 September 2005)

    Abstract

    Accurate calculation of fluence to reactor structures involves integration of exposure over time taking into account changes in operating conditions and also estimation of the uncertainty in the calculation process. This paper reports on recent improvements we have made in calculation techniques and also on validation of those techniques by benchmarking against measurements in operating boiling water reactors (BWRs). Results and discussion of calculations in regions that fall outside the reactor beltline and thus require 3-D calculations to produce accurate results are presented.


    Paper ID: JAI13458

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI13458

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    Title Advances in Calculation of Fluence to Reactor Structures
    Symposium Reactor Dosimetry, 12th Volume, 2005-05-13
    Committee E10