Operational readiness of the rattlesnake multidimensional neutron transport code

Barry D Ganapol, M. DeHart, F. Gleicher, A. M. Ougouag, J. Ortensi, R. Martineau

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Abstract

We present the initial two phases of a transient benchmarking investigation of the RATTLESNAKE (R/S) multidimensional neutron transport code- a member of the INL MOOSE computational herd. Specifically, R/S's simulations of power transients in an infinite medium for step, ramp, contiguous and non-linear changes in cross section are compared to both analytical and high fidelity numerical point kinetics benchmarks including the full complement of delayed neutrons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhysics of Reactors 2016, PHYSOR 2016
Subtitle of host publicationUnifying Theory and Experiments in the 21st Century
PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society
Pages1759-1770
Number of pages12
Volume3
ISBN (Electronic)9781510825734
StatePublished - 2016
EventPhysics of Reactors 2016: Unifying Theory and Experiments in the 21st Century, PHYSOR 2016 - Sun Valley, United States
Duration: May 1 2016May 5 2016

Other

OtherPhysics of Reactors 2016: Unifying Theory and Experiments in the 21st Century, PHYSOR 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySun Valley
Period5/1/165/5/16

Keywords

  • Benchmarks
  • Neutron transport
  • Point kinetics
  • TREAT reactor facility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Ganapol, B. D., DeHart, M., Gleicher, F., Ougouag, A. M., Ortensi, J., & Martineau, R. (2016). Operational readiness of the rattlesnake multidimensional neutron transport code. In Physics of Reactors 2016, PHYSOR 2016: Unifying Theory and Experiments in the 21st Century (Vol. 3, pp. 1759-1770). American Nuclear Society.