SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 August 2012

Sensitivity Studies Associated with Dosimetry Experiment Interpretation


Interpretation of reactor dosimetry experiments with C/E comparison requires precise knowledge of parameters involved in modeling. Some parameters have more weight than others on the calculated values. So, sensitivity studies should be conducted to verify the importance of these parameters. The conclusions of these studies are used to refine the experiment modeling, or to correct uncertainty calculations. The results of these sensitivity studies allow a post-irradiation analysis, which can justify the discarding of some atypical C/M values. Derived uncertainties may be improved by the sensitivity analyses. Beyond classical parameters as geometry or composition, this paper describes some specific sensitivity studies conducted for dosimetry irradiation in reactor, and presents conclusions. These studies are based on dosimeters irradiated in the EOLE reactor facility at Cadarache CEA center. Conclusions drawn from these studies are generic and can be applied to any dosimetry study. Calculations performed for these studies were realized using TRIPOLI-4 Monte Carlo code.

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Bourganel, S.
CEA Saclay, FR
Soldevila, M.
CEA Saclay, FR
Ferrer, A.
CEA Cadarache, FR
Grégoire, G.
CEA Cadarache, FR
Destouches, C.
CEA Cadarache, FR
Beretz, D.
CEA Cadarache, FR
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Developed by Committee: E10
Pages: 378–389
DOI: 10.1520/STP155020120029
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7553-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7536-5