STP1490

    Coupled Neutron-Gamma Calculations for the LR-0 Experimental Benchmark

    Published: Jan 2007


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    Abstract

    Benchmark calculations were performed for the mockup of a WWER-1000 reactor developed on the test reactor LR-0 in Nuclear Research Institute Rez (Czech Republic). The experimental arrangement is azimuthally and axially shortened, but the radial dimensions and material compositions are identical with the power reactors. The neutron and photon spectra, attenuation coefficients, and spectral indices were calculated and compared with measurements in all representative points of the mockups. The calculations were performed using the MCNP4C Monte Carlo code. A detailed geometrical model was developed. Most calculations were repeated using different nuclear data libraries. In some cases it was found that the difference of measured and calculated values is higher than could be explained by the experimental and calculational error.

    Keywords:

    reactor dosimetry, pressure vessel calculations, pressure vessel benchmark


    Author Information:

    Hordosy, Gabor
    Research Scientist, KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute, Budapest 114,


    Paper ID: STP45458S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP45458S


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