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TerraPower partners with UEC for uranium supply
TerraPower and Uranium Energy announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to “explore the potential supply of uranium” for TerraPower’s demonstration reactor in Kemmerer, Wyo.
D. Rochman, W. Zwermann, S. C. van der Marck, A. J. Koning, H. Sjöstrand, P. Helgesson, B. Krzykacz-Hausmann
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 177 | Number 3 | July 2014 | Pages 337-349
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.13182/NSE13-32
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A new and faster Total Monte Carlo (TMC) method for the propagation of nuclear data uncertainties in Monte Carlo nuclear simulations is presented (the fast TMC method). It addresses the main drawback of the original TMC method, namely, the necessary large time multiplication factor compared to a single calculation. With this new method, Monte Carlo simulations can now be accompanied with an uncertainty propagation (other than statistical), with small additional calculation time. The fast TMC method is presented and compared with the TMC and fast GRS methods for criticality and shielding benchmarks and burnup calculations. Finally, to demonstrate the efficiency of the method, uncertainties due to uncertainties in 235,238U, 239Pu, and thermal scattering nuclear data, for the local deposited power in 12.7 million cells, are calculated for a full-size reactor core.