Comparison of Calculated and Measured Fine-Structure Reaction Rate Data from CANFLEX-RU in ZED-2
32nd Annual CNS Conference - 2011 June 05-08


Presented at:
32nd Annual CNS Conference
2011 June 05-08
Location:
Niagara Falls, Canada
Session Title:
Reactor and Radiation Physics 1

Authors:
Michael Zeller (AECL-Chalk River)
Julian Atfield (AECL - Chalk River)
  

Abstract

This paper describes an experiment performed in ZED-2 to provide data appropriate for validating lattice code predictions for qualification of CANFLEX-RU fuel in CANDU®.  The experiment involved the measurement of fine-structure reaction rates in a CANFLEX-RU demountable bundle.

Experimental results are compared to calculations using the lattice code WIMS-IST.



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