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It’s the third week of October, and Nuclear Science Week, first recognized in 2009, has arrived! Nuclear Science Week is an annual opportunity to celebrate nuclear science; recognize the professionals who apply it to solving the world’s most pressing problems; encourage nuclear professional development and networking; and share information with students, educators, and community members about the vital role of nuclear science in the lives of all people.
Timothy P. Burke, Brian C. Kiedrowski, William R. Martin
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 188 | Number 2 | November 2017 | Pages 109-139
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2017.1350000
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Kernel density estimators (KDEs) are applied to estimate neutron scalar flux and reaction rate densities in Monte Carlo neutron transport simulations of heterogeneous nuclear reactors in continuous energy. The mean free path (MFP) KDE is introduced in order to handle the issues that arise from estimating the discontinuous reaction rate densities at material interfaces. Results show the MFP KDE is more accurate at estimating reaction rates compared with previous KDE formulations. An approximate MFP (aMFP) KDE is introduced to circumvent several practical issues presented by the MFP KDE. A volume-averaged KDE is derived and used to determine the bias introduced by the aMFP KDE. A KDE is formulated for cylindrical coordinates to better represent the geometry and capture the physics in two-dimensional reactor physics problems. The results indicate that the cylindrical MFP KDE and cylindrical aMFP KDE are accurate tools for capturing reaction rates in heterogeneous reactor physics problems in continuous energy, with local biases of less than 1%.