Calculation of shutdown gamma distribution in the high temperature engineering test reactor

Hai Quan Ho, Toshiaki Ishii, Satoru Nagasumi, Masato Ono, Yosuke Shimazaki, Etsuo Ishitsuka, Minoru Goto, Irwan Liapto Simanullang, Nozomu Fujimoto, Kazuhiko Iigaki

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Abstract

Estimation of decay gamma distribution in a reactor core is essential for safely conducting various works after reactor shutdown such as periodic maintenance, shuffling fuel, removing spent fuel at the end of cycle, etc. Because of the dependency on the complex operating history of the reactor, attempting to calculate the decay gamma rays distribution in the core remains a challenge. This study shows a method to calculate the shutdown gamma distribution in the HTTR core by coupling a Monte-Carlo transport calculation code MCNP6 and an activation code ORIGEN2 to take advantage of spatial dependence and transport abilities of MCNP6 and the detailed fission products tracking during burnup and cooling of ORIGEN2. As result, the three-dimensional shutdown gamma distribution in the HTTR core for different cooling times and spatial locations could be obtained accurately.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111913
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Volume396
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanical Engineering

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