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Argonne assists advanced reactor development with award-winning safety software
The development of modern nuclear reactor technologies relies heavily on complex software codes and computer simulations to support the design, construction, and testing of physical hardware systems. These tools allow for rigorous testing of theory and thorough verification of design under various use or transient power scenarios.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 74 | Number 4 | November 2018 | Pages 321-329
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1475162
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Advanced nuclear systems, such as fusion systems, generally have features of large size, complex structures, spatially heterogeneous distribution of components and materials, and high energy and high flux, as well as a wide and complex energy spectrum of neutrons. Compared with traditional nuclear systems, these features have brought unprecedented challenges to neutronics design and analysis. To confront these challenges, the FDS Team has made significant progress in the development of neutronics methods and the comprehensive simulation code Super Multi-functional Calculation Program for Nuclear Design and Safety Evaluation (SuperMC). Furthermore, the FDS Team has been developing the High Intensity D-T Fusion Neutron Generator (HINEG) and has performed a series of neutronics experiments. Based on the developed methods, codes, and facility, a series of fusion designs and analyses has been carried out, including the design of FDS series reactors as well as the ITER neutronics analysis.