MONTE CARLO SIMULATIONS OF A CANDU 6 LATTICE CELL USING THE GEANT4 TOOLKIT
CNS 24th Nuclear Simulation Symposium - 2012 October 15-16


Presented at:
CNS 24th Nuclear Simulation Symposium
2012 October 15-16
Location:
Ottawa,Canada
Session Title:
Technical 1: Code Development

Authors:
Liam Russell (McMaster University)
Adriaan Buijs (McMaster University)
Wesley Ford (McMaster University)
Guy Jonkmans (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)
  

Abstract

In our prior work, we demonstrated that the Geant4 Monte Carlo toolkit can be used to simulate a quasi-stable, time-dependent neutron population by renormalizing the population at regular temporalintervals.  However, this method was only demonstrated with simple uranium spheres of varying diameters.  The CANDU 6 lattice cell was chosen as an appropriate benchmark for our stabilization method because of its prevalence in current nuclear research.  To simulate the lattice cell, periodic boundary conditions were added to the stabilization method so that the calculations could be performed on an infinite lattice.  The results of these calculations were evaluated against several established codes, including DRAGON.

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