The specific research objective of this three-year project is to design and conduct an accelerator driven experiment. 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, databases will be created for both steady state and transient ADSS experiments 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 fission; Nuclear reactions; 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/35