The specific research objective of this three-year project is to design and conduct an accelerator driven experiment at one of the Texas universities. This experiment will help demonstrate in the U.S. the ability to design, compute, and conduct ADSS experiments; and to predict and measure source importance, coupling efficiency, sub-critical reactor kinetics and source-driven transients. In addition, both steady state and transient ADSS benchmarks will be created for the nuclear community to develop and test new computational codes and methods, and the importance of a driving neutron source in various regions of different subcritical assemblies will be mapped. Experiments will be conducted and compared to calculations with radiation transport and thermal-hydraulics codes such as MCNPX and RELAP.
Accelerator-driven systems; Bremsstrahlung; Nuclear reactions; Nuclear fission; Neutrons; Photons; Transmutation (Chemistry)
Nuclear | Nuclear Engineering
Reactor Physics Studies for the AFCI Reactor-Accelerator Coupling Experiments (RACE) Project.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_trp_sciences_physics/34