Monte Carlo Simulation of a Burnup-Averaged 78-Element Canadian SCWR and Similarity Study with the ZED-2 Test Reactor
36th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2012 June 12


Presented at:
36th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2012 June 12
Location:
Saskatoon, Canada
Session Title:
CNS/CNA Student Conference 2012

Authors:
Stephanie Elaine Langton (McMaster University )
Adriaan Buijs (McMaster University )
Ting Zhu (McMaster University )
David Novog (McMaster University )
  

Abstract

Properties of the 78-element Canadian SCWR with (Th, Pu)O2 fuel are calculated for a burnup-averaged core. The similarity between the SCWR and existing ZED-2 test reactor experiments is analyzed and possible ZED-2 experiments are proposed. The modeling codes DRAGON and DONJON are used to develop an equilibrium core and the SCALE 6.0 package is used to perform similarity studies. The similarity between the SCWR and existing ZED-2 experiments is low. Possible test fuels are proposed to increase the similarity. The highest similarity of approximately 0.9 is achieved using a 13 wt% PuO2 fuel.

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