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Base for second Hinkley Point C reactor completed
Concrete pour at the Hinkley Point C2 reactor. Photo: EDF Energy
Workers at the Hinkley Point C nuclear construction project in the United Kingdom have completed the 49,000-ton base for the station’s second reactor, Unit C2, hitting a target date set more than four years ago, according to EDF Energy.
Liam Russell, Adriaan Buijs, Guy Jonkmans
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 176 | Number 3 | March 2014 | Pages 370-375
Computer Code Abstract | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE13-8
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G4-STORK (Geant4 Stochastic Reactor Kinetics) is a time-dependent Monte Carlo particle physics code for reactor physics applications. G4-STORK was built using the Geant4 Monte Carlo toolkit and is designed to model the continuous evolution of a population of neutrons in space and time. From this evolution, various important reactor physics quantities can be calculated, including the reactivity of the system and the entropy of the neutron spatial distribution. System properties, such as the temperature of a material, can be changed incrementally to approximate time dependence. Thus, G4-STORK can be used to model reactor kinetics and was used to simulate a system that underwent an instantaneous increase in temperature.