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Reactor Physics Methods and Analysis Capabilities in SCALE

Mark D. DeHart, Stephen M. Bowman

Nuclear Technology / Volume 174 / Number 2 / May 2011 / Pages 196-213

Technical Paper / Special Issue on the SCALE Nuclear Analysis Code System / Reactor Physics /

The TRITON sequence of the SCALE code system provides a powerful, robust, and rigorous approach for performing reactor physics analysis. This paper presents a detailed description of TRITON in terms of its key components used in reactor calculations. The ability to accurately predict the nuclide composition of depleted reactor fuel is important in a wide variety of applications. These applications include, but are not limited to, the design, licensing, and operation of commercial/research reactors and spent-fuel transport/storage systems. New complex design projects such as next-generation power reactors and space reactors require new high-fidelity physics methods, such as those available in SCALE/TRITON, that accurately represent the physics associated with both evolutionary and revolutionary reactor concepts as they depart from traditional and well-understood light water reactor designs.

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