Validation of Micro-Depletion Method for CANDU® Reactors for the Core-Tracking Simulations
33rd Annual CNS Conference - 2012 June 10-13

Presented at:
33rd Annual CNS Conference
2012 June 10-13
Saskatoon, Canada
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Tao Feng Liang (Candu Energy Inc.)
Wei Shen (Candu Energy Inc.)
Patrick Reid (Candu Energy Inc.)


The WIMS-AECL / DRAGON / RFSP reactor physics code set was used to simulate a core tracking scenario, which constitutes more than 400 full-power days. 102 vanadium detectors were used to record the local fluxes. These cases were run by using the micro-depletion method, embedded in the RFSP code. The calculated diffusion flux at the locations of the vanadium detectors were compared with the site measurement data. The average difference between the calculated flux and the measurement was about 2 %.

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