PWR MOX fuel assembly

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PWR MOX fuel assembly

Post by rochman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:36 pm

Hi,
I'd like to use the Serpent input given in the example page called "PWR_BURNUP". Can someone give me a reference for this input ?
(where the dimensions/compositions are from),

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Dimitri

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Re: PWR MOX fuel assembly

Post by Jaakko Leppänen » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:27 pm

Dimitri,

Geometry dimensions and material compositions are from:

B. Roque et al., "Specification for the Phase 1 of a Depletion Calculation Benchmark devoted to Fuel Cycles", NEA/NSC/DOC(2004)11, OECD/NEA (2004).

irradiation history is improvised.
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Re: PWR MOX fuel assembly

Post by rochman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:30 pm

Great, Thanks !
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Re: PWR MOX fuel assembly

Post by rochman » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:41 pm

Hi,
Do you also have a reference for the "PWR_MOX" case ?
I think that it would be useful to have references attached to all examples (and maybe newer examples too...)
Thanks !

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Re: PWR MOX fuel assembly

Post by Jaakko Leppänen » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:26 pm

It's probably from:

G. Sengler, et al., "EPR Core Desing." Nucl. Eng. Design, 178 (1999) 79-119.

I agree, it would be nice to have the refrences, but most of those old example cases have been around since 2004, when I started working with the predecessor of Serpent, and it is more than likely that at least some of the input parameters have been modified along the way.
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Re: PWR MOX fuel assembly

Post by rochman » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:52 pm

Hi Jaako,
I understand... As a user who is not specialized in input geometry, I find very useful to access a webpage where many examples are. I can then just take these inputs and do my "TMC" on it (or anything else).
It is also useful for our students, as a starting point, or even for solid studies. Is it something you are considering ?

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Re: PWR MOX fuel assembly

Post by Jaakko Leppänen » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:00 pm

What I would really like to have is a library of well-documented example input files (both simple tutorials and complex benchmarks) with their MCNP equivalents. Unfortunately all my time goes to working with the source code, which is also the reason why the manual is in such poor shape.
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