Authors & Affiliations
Ivanova T.T. , Manturov G.N., Nikolaev M.N., Rozhikhin E.V., Semenov M.Yu., Tsiboulia A.M.
Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Obninsk, Russia
Worldwide compilation of criticality safety benchmark experiments, evaluated due to an activity of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP), discovers new possibilities for validation of the ABBN-93.1 cross section library for criticality safety analysis. Results of calculations of small assemblies with metal-fuelled cores are presented in this paper. It is concluded that ABBN-93.1 predicts criticality of such systems with required accuracy.
validation, system constant supply ABBN / CONSYST, compilation of data ICSBEP, critical systems, contact active zones, nuclear safety
Article Text (in English, PDF, Translated by IAEA)
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Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear Constants", issue 2, 1998