Authors & Affiliations

Naboishchikov Yu.V.1, Zhemkov I.Yu.1, Tellin A.I.1, Ryazanov D.K.2
1 JSC “State Scientific Center – Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”, Dimitrovgrad, Russia
2 Dimitrovgrad branch of National Research Nuclear University Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Dimitrovgrad, Russia

Naboishchikov Yu.V. – Senior Researcher, JSC “State Scientific Center – Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”. Contacts: 9, Zapadnoye Shosse, Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region, 433510. Tel.: +7(84235) 7-98-41; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Zhemkov I.Yu. – Expert-Laboratory Head, JSC “State Scientific Center – Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”.
Tellin A.I. – Head of Laboratory, JSC “State Scientific Center – Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”.
Ryazanov D.K. – Professor, Dr. Sci. (Tech.), Dimitrovgrad branch of National Research Nuclear University Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI).

Abstract

At present, a wide range of tests is performed in the BOR-60 reactor in support of reactors under operation, construction and design in Russia and worldwide. Most of the tests are performed in the reactor core regions of the peak dose accumulation rates. However, there is a high demand for irradiation testing to be performed in the BOR-60 blanket.

An important feature of any nuclear facility is neutron spatial-energy distribution in the reactor. An experimental data analysis of neutron spectra takes much effort and time. The effective volume of an irradiation rig is rather limited, which makes it difficult to install dozens of neutron activation detectors at the expense of tested samples. Therefore, irradiation parameters are confirmed experimentally using several detectors; and spatial-energy distribution of the neutron field is obtained in calculation.

RIAR’s experience in thorough calculations and experiments in support of BOR-60 operation shows good agreement between the calculated and experimental core parameters. The deviation of the calculated values from the experimental ones in the blanket is higher, and there are much less experimental data. Therefore, verification of the applied calculation codes, models and methods is a crucial relevant issue.

Keywords
reactor BOR-60, blanket, neutron flux, neutron spectrum

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References

UDC 621.039.51

Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear and Reactor Constants", 2017, issue 2, 2:7