Critical benchmarks at the Rensselaer zero-power reactor facility

Frank Saglime, Jeffrey Geuther, Timothy Trumbull, Glenn Winters, Jonathan Stephens

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Abstract

A benchmarking project was performed at the Walthousen Critical Reactor Laboratory [1] at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Schenectady, NY, with the goal of submitting a benchmark to the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project [2]. A detailed model of the reactor was created using MCNP4C2 [3] using precise data for the reactor component compositions and dimensions. The model was then tested by using it to calculate keff at the experimentally-determined critical rod bank height and critical water height. The model was found to accurately predict keff for these conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPHYSOR-2006 - American Nuclear Society's Topical Meeting on Reactor Physics
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventPHYSOR-2006 - American Nuclear Society's Topical Meeting on Reactor Physics - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Sep 10 2006Sep 14 2006

Publication series

NamePHYSOR-2006 - American Nuclear Society's Topical Meeting on Reactor Physics
Volume2006

Other

OtherPHYSOR-2006 - American Nuclear Society's Topical Meeting on Reactor Physics
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period9/10/069/14/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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