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Development of a parallel processing couple for calculations of control rod worth in terms of burn-up in a WWER-1000 reactor

Noorikalkhoran, Omid, Ahangari, R. and Shirani, A. S. 2017. Development of a parallel processing couple for calculations of control rod worth in terms of burn-up in a WWER-1000 reactor. Kerntechnik 82 (1) , pp. 43-56. 10.3139/124.110605

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Abstract

In this study a code based method has been developed for calculation of integral and differential control rod worth in terms of burn-up for a WWER-1000 reactor. Parallel processing of WIMSD-5B, PARCS V2.7 and COBRA-EN has been used for this purpose. WIMSD-5B has been used for cell calculation and handling burn-up of core at different days. PARCS V2.7 has been used for neutronic calculation of core and critical boron concentration search. Thermal-hydraulic calculation has been performed by COBRA-EN. A Parallel processing algorithm has been developed by MATLAB to couple and transfer suitable data between these codes in each step. Steady-State Power Picking Factors (PPFs) of the core and Control rod worth have been calculated from Beginning Of Cycle (BOC) to 289.7 Effective full Power Days (EFPDs) in some steps. Results have been compared with Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) results. The results show great similarity and confirm the ability of developed coupling in calculation of control rod worth in terms of burn-up.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag
ISSN: 0932-3902
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 09:10
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/107236

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