Performance evaluation of MOZAIK for PSBR's beam port design calculations

Kursat B. Bekar, Yousry Y. Azmy, Kenan Unlu, Jack Brenizer

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Abstract

We present the performance analysis of the modular optimization code package, MOZAIK, which was developed to address geometric optimization problems in nuclear related applications. In this study, using ORNL's TORT code as a transport solver in the physics module, and two different optimizers, Min-max and Genetic Algorithm, separately in the optimizer module, we seek an optimal D2O moderator tank shape for the Penn State Breazeale Reactor's existing beam port. We illustrate the modular nature of the optimization package, its results and performance analysis via these with two optimization strategies for this model problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08
Pages2575-2581
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08 - Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 14 2008Sep 19 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08
Volume4

Other

OtherInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08
CountrySwitzerland
CityInterlaken
Period9/14/089/19/08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Bekar, K. B., Azmy, Y. Y., Unlu, K., & Brenizer, J. (2008). Performance evaluation of MOZAIK for PSBR's beam port design calculations. In International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08 (pp. 2575-2581). (International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08; Vol. 4).