Benchmark Model of Critical Experiment at TCA for Integral Evaluation of Fission Product Nuclide Cross Sections
Benchmark models of the critical experiments which measured reactivity effects of main fission product elements (Rh, Cs, Nd, Sm, Eu, and Gd) and of an important burnable poison element, erbium, were presented. These elements were dissolved in a vessel which was inserted into the central region of a fuel rod array of TCA (Tank-Type Critical Assembly). The atomic number densities of aqueous solutions in the vessel were calculated. Using these number densities, criticality calculations with MCNP 4A, TWOTRAN code, and JENDL-3.2 cross section library were performed for these experiments.
- Journal of nuclear science and technology
Journal of nuclear science and technology 34(2), 202-210, 1997-02-25
Atomic Energy Society of Japan