SIMULATIONS OF THE AP1000-BASED REACTOR CORE WITH SERPENT COMPUTER CODE

Piotr Darnowski , Patryk Ignaczak , Paweł Obrębski , Michał Stępień , Grzegorz Niewiński

Abstract

The paper presents the core design, model development and results of the neutron transport simulations of the large Pressurized Water Reactor based on the AP1000 de- sign. The SERPENT 2.1.29 Monte Carlo reactor physics computer code with ENDF/B- VII and JEFF 3.1.1 nuclear data libraries was applied. The full-core 3D models were developed according to the available Design Control Documentation and the literature. Criticality simulations were performed for the core at the Beginning of Life state for Cold Shutdown, Hot Zero Power and Full Power conditions. Selected core parameters were investigated and compared with the design data: effective multiplication factors, boron concentrations, control rod worth, reactivity coefficients and radial power dis- tributions. Acceptable agreement between design data and simulations was obtained, confirming the validity of the model and applied methodology.
Author Piotr Darnowski (FPAE / IHE)
Piotr Darnowski,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
, Patryk Ignaczak
Patryk Ignaczak,,
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, Paweł Obrębski (FPAE)
Paweł Obrębski,,
- Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering
, Michał Stępień (FPAE / IHE)
Michał Stępień,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
, Grzegorz Niewiński (FPAE / IHE)
Grzegorz Niewiński,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
Journal seriesArchive of Mechanical Engineering, ISSN 0004-0738, e-ISSN 2300-1895, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2018
VolLXV
No3
Pages1-31
Publication size in sheets1.5
Keywords in EnglishMonte Carlo, SERPENT, AP1000, PWR, nuclear reactor
DOIDOI:10.24425/124484
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 24-09-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 24-09-2018, ArticleFromJournal
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