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ANS Board of Directors votes to retire outdated position statements
The American Nuclear Society’s Board of Directors on November 19 voted to retire several outdated position statements, as requested by the Public Policy Committee. Among them are Position Statements #37 and #63, dating from 2010, which have been retired for lacking policy recommendations and for being redundant, as other position statements exist with language that better articulates the Society’s stance on those topics.
Qian Zhang, Liang Liang, Qiang Zhao, Zhijian Zhang, Hongchun Wu, Liangzhi Cao
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 3 | March 2020 | Pages 232-247
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1664146
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The Embedded Self-Shielding Method (ESSM) coupled with the heterogeneous Resonance Integral tables and the Enhanced Neutron Current Method (ENCM) with equivalent Dancoff factor are reviewed and reformulated to a unified framework by incorporating the ultra-fine-group slowing-down calculation on two-dimensional square pin cell problems. The comparison between the two approaches on the resonance self-shielding calculation of irregular fuel lattices shows that the reformulated ESSM approach will bring errors to the cross-section prediction of fuel pins in the irregular lattice, especially when the moderator density is low. Also, the reformulated ENCM approach is more stable for different configurations. Further numerical tests show that the scalar flux calculated by the ESSM approach is affected by the global neutron balance across the fuel lattice and ESSM is more sensitive to the error brought by the enforced equivalence.