The specific research objective of this three-year project was to design and conduct accelerator driven experiments, to help demonstrate the ability to design, compute, and conduct ADS experiments and to predict and measure source importance, coupling efficiency, sub-critical reactor kinetics and source-driven transients. In addition, databases were created for both steady state and transient ADS experiments for the nuclear community to develop and test new computational codes and methods. The importance of a driving neutron source in various regions of different subcritical assemblies was mapped. Experiments were 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 Project.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_trp_sciences_physics/37