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A Fast Resonance Interference Treatment Scheme with Subgroup Method

Documents: Full paper available in Conference Proceedings.
Date: Monday October 19
Time:13:00 - 13:25
Session:1A3: Reactor Physics I
Authors: Liangzhi Cao (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
Qingming He (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
Hongchun Wu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
Tiejun Zu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)
Wei Shen (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)

A fast Resonance Interference Factor (RIF) scheme is proposed to treat the resonance interference effects between different resonance nuclides. This scheme utilizes the conventional subgroup method to evaluate the self-shielded cross sections of the dominant resonance nuclide in the heterogeneous system and the hyper-fine energy group method to represent the resonance interference effects in a simplified homogeneous model. In this paper, the newly implemented scheme is compared to the background iteration scheme, the Resonance Nuclide Group (RNG) scheme and the conventional RIF scheme. The numerical results show that the errors of the effective self-shielded cross sections are significantly reduced by the fast RIF scheme compared with the background iteration scheme and the RNG scheme. Besides, the fast RIF scheme consumes less computation time than the conventional RIF schemes. The speed-up ratio is ~4.5 for MOX pin cell problems.

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