A simplified Fusion-Fission Hybrid System (FFHS) deterministic calculation model has been developed in order to study the coupling be- tween a fusion machine and a subcritical fission system. Monte-Carlo (MC) codes are very flexible and they have to be considered as refer- ence calculation tools for complex systems like FFHS. On the other hand, deterministic codes can provide, in shorter calculation time respect to MC codes, parametric and sensitivity analysis, also by exploiting General Perturbation Theory (GPT) methodologies, which can usefully support the global FFHS theoretical analysis. This work describes the comparison between the results obtained for a simplified FFHS model by using a MC code (MCNP6.1, MC N-Particle) and a deterministic code (ERANOS). In particular, in this preliminary study, integral pa- rameters like keff, thermal power, neutron fluxes and some key reaction rate profiles, will be compared. If the comparison between the two mentioned codes will give encouraging results further, more refined, studies will be performed in order to consider deterministic codes as a powerful workhorse for the FFHS analysis, including time dependent analysis devoted to transient and reactivity monitoring issues.

Set up of a deterministic calculation model for the analysis of Fusion-Fission hybrid systems

F. Panza
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M. Carta;A. Cemmi;N. Cherubini;V. Fabrizio;L. Falconi;F. Filippi;G. Grasso;V. Peluso
2021

Abstract

A simplified Fusion-Fission Hybrid System (FFHS) deterministic calculation model has been developed in order to study the coupling be- tween a fusion machine and a subcritical fission system. Monte-Carlo (MC) codes are very flexible and they have to be considered as refer- ence calculation tools for complex systems like FFHS. On the other hand, deterministic codes can provide, in shorter calculation time respect to MC codes, parametric and sensitivity analysis, also by exploiting General Perturbation Theory (GPT) methodologies, which can usefully support the global FFHS theoretical analysis. This work describes the comparison between the results obtained for a simplified FFHS model by using a MC code (MCNP6.1, MC N-Particle) and a deterministic code (ERANOS). In particular, in this preliminary study, integral pa- rameters like keff, thermal power, neutron fluxes and some key reaction rate profiles, will be compared. If the comparison between the two mentioned codes will give encouraging results further, more refined, studies will be performed in order to consider deterministic codes as a powerful workhorse for the FFHS analysis, including time dependent analysis devoted to transient and reactivity monitoring issues.
FFHS
Monte-Carlo codes
deterministic codes
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