Development of Intelligent Code System to Support Conceptual Design of Nuclear Reactor Core
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<BR>An intelligent reactor design system IRDS has been developed to support conceptual design of new type reactor cores in the fields of neutronics, thermal-hydraulics and fuel behavior. The features of IRDS are summarized as follows: 1) a variety of computer codes to cover various design tasks relevant to "static" and "burnup" problems are implemented, 2) all the information necessary to the codes implemented is unified in a data base, 3) several data and knowledge bases are referred to in order to proceed design process efficiently for non-expert users, 4) advanced man-machine interface to communicate with the system through an interactive and graphical user interface is equipped and 5) a function to search automatically a design window, which is defined as a feasible parameter range to satisfy design requirement and criteria is employed to support the optimization or satisfication process. <BR>Applicability and productivity of the system are demonstrated by the design study of fuel pin for new type FBR cores.
- Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 34(8), 760-770, 1997-08-25
Atomic Energy Society of Japan