Development of Benchmark Experiment Sets Applicable to Thorium-Fueled Power Reactor Bias-Calculations
34th Annual CNS Conference - 2013 June 09-12


Presented at:
34th Annual CNS Conference
2013 June 09-12
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
Reactor & Radiation Physics 1

Authors:
Stephanie Langton (McMaster University)
Adriaan Buijs (McMaster University)
  

Abstract

A technique for developing sets of benchmark experiments that are applicable to power reactor bias calculations has been analyzed.  A set of potential ZED-2 critical facility experiments was designed such that they could be used in establishing the code biases of three power reactor designs: a CANDU-type reactor with  37-element (Th,Pu)­O2 fuel bundles, a CANDU-type reactor with 43-element (Th,Pu)­O2 fuel bundles, and a Canadian supercritical water reactor design.   Possible ZED-2 experimental arrangements were modified in order to develop a single set of six potential experiments for which the total relative power reactor sensitivity coverage for each power reactor was 0.7 or greater.

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