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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Sherly Ray, S. B. Degweker, Rashmi Rai, K. P. Singh
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 184 | Number 4 | December 2016 | Pages 473-494
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE15-127
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The BOXER3 code was developed in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre during the 1980s as a three-dimensional code for the analysis of a pressurized heavy water reactor supercell containing fuel, moderator, and a reactivity device inserted perpendicular to the fuel channel, with options for carrying out calculations in a general two-dimensional geometry (infinite and homogeneous in one direction) and a one-dimensional plane geometry. Taking into account the computing resources available then, the code was run in few groups after obtaining condensed group cross sections for various materials from a one-dimensional multigroup calculation.
In this paper, we describe various developments carried out recently for enabling its use as an assembly-level lattice-burnup code. In addition to the collision probability method originally available, the method of characteristics for solving the multigroup transport equation has been added. This development permits the treatment of anisotropic scattering wherever necessary and available in cross-section libraries. Other developments include coupling of the code to the WIMS 69/172-group library, a method for the evaluation of the pin-dependent Dancoff factor, and the introduction of burnup. The transport equation in the collision probability method is cast in a form more suitable for iterations as well as for the method of renormalization of collision probabilities used in the work. The analysis of several benchmark problems has been carried out and the results obtained using the new code are presented.