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#### Development of a 2-D 2-group neutron noise simulator for hexagonal geometries

, Article Annals of Nuclear Energy ; Volume 37, Issue 8 , 2010 , Pages 1089-1100 ; 03064549 (ISSN) ; Vosoughi, N ; Zahedinejad, E ; Sharif University of Technology
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In this paper, the development of a neutron noise simulator for hexagonal-structured reactor cores using both the forward and the adjoint methods is reported. The spatial discretisation of both 2-D 2-group static and dynamic equations is based on a developed box-scheme finite difference method for hexagonal mesh boxes. Using the power iteration method for the static calculations, the 2-group neutron flux and its adjoint with the corresponding eigenvalues are obtained by the developed static simulator. The results are then benchmarked against the well-known CITATION computer code. The dynamic calculations are performed in the frequency domain which leads to discarding of the time...

#### Localization of a Postulated Noise in VVER-1000 Reactor Core Using Neutron Noise Analysis Methods

, M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology ; Vosoughi, Naser (Supervisor)
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In this thesis, localization of a postulated noise from limited neutron detectors sparsely distributed throughout the core of a typical VVER-1000 reactor is investigated. For this purpose, developing a 2-D neutron noise simulator for hexagonal geometries based on the 2-group diffusion approximation, the reactor dynamic transfer function is calculated. The box-scheme finite difference method is first developed for hexagonal geometries, to be used for spatial discretisation of both 2-D 2-group static and noise diffusion equations. Using the discretised static equations, a 2-D 2-group static simulator (HEXDIF-2) is developed which its results are benchmarked against the well-known CITATION...

#### Neutron Noise Calculation Using High order Nodal Expansion Method

, M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology ; Vosoughi, Naser (Supervisor)
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This study consists of two parts: steady state calculations and neutron noise calculations in the frequency domain for two rectangular and hexagonal geometries. In the steady state calculation, the neutron diffusion and its adjoint equations are approximated by two-dimensional coordinates in two-group energy and are solved using the average current nodal expansion method. Then, by considering the node size in the dimensions of a fuel assembly, different orders of flux expansion are investigated. For verification purposes, the calculations have been performed by power iteration method for two test problems of BIBLIS-2D and IAEA-2D. For rectangular geometry with increasing flux expansion order...

#### Neutron noise simulation using ACNEM in the hexagonal geometry

, Article Annals of Nuclear Energy ; Volume 113 , 2018 , Pages 246-255 ; 03064549 (ISSN) ; Vosoughi, N ; Vosoughi, J ; Sharif University of Technology
Elsevier Ltd
2018

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In the present study, the development of a neutron noise simulator, DYN-ACNEM, using the Average Current Nodal Expansion Method (ACNEM) in 2-G, 2-D hexagonal geometries is reported. In first stage, the static neutron calculation is performed. The neutron/adjoint flux distribution and corresponding eigen-values are calculated using the algorithm developed based on power iteration method by considering the coarse meshes. The results of the static calculation are validated against the well-known IAEA-2D benchmark problem. In the second stage, the dynamic calculation is performed in the frequency domain in which the dimension of the variable space of the noise equations is lower than the time...

#### Pin Power Reconstruction Method by Nodal Core Calculation Results

, M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology ; Vosoughi, Naser (Supervisor) ; Ghaffari, Mohsen (Supervisor)
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The widespread use of nuclear energy leads to obtain detailed information, such as neutron flux distribution (power) which is very effective in designing and evaluating the reactor safety. The neutron flux (power) reconstruction method uses the homogeneous flux distribution and the heterogeneous form function in a fuel assembly to calculate the heterogeneous power in the fuel rods. Therefore, this method has been widely developed in the last two decades. This study investigates to calculate two-dimensional and two-group neutron flux (power) in the fuel rod for both quadrilateral and hexagonal geometry related to core results by using nodal method. To achieve a more complete program and join...

#### Localization of a noise source in VVER-1000 reactor core using neutron noise analysis methods

, Article International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE, 17 May 2010 through 21 May 2010 ; Volume 2 , May , 2010 ; 9780791849309 (ISBN) ; Vosoughi, N ; Zahedinejad, E ; Nuclear Engineering Division ; Sharif University of Technology
2010

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In this paper, localization of a noise source from limited neutron detectors sparsely distributed throughout the core of a typical VVER-1000 reactor is investigated. For this purpose, developing a 2-D neutron noise simulator for hexagonal geometries based on the 2-group diffusion approximation, the reactor dynamic transfer function is calculated. The boxscheme finite difference method is first developed for hexagonal geometries, to be used for spatial discretisation of both 2-D 2-group static and noise diffusion equations. The dynamic state is assumed in the frequency domain which leads to discarding of the time disrcetisation. The developed 2-D 2- group neutron noise simulator calculates...

#### Effect of pore geometry and loading direction on deformation mechanism of rapid prototyped scaffolds

, Article Acta Materialia ; Volume 60, Issue 6-7 , 2012 , Pages 2778-2789 ; 13596454 (ISSN) ; Bagheri, R ; Zehtab Yazdi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
2012

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Rapid prototyping is a promising technique for producing tissue engineering scaffolds due to its capacity to generate predetermined forms and structures featuring distinct pore architectures. The objective of this study is to investigate the influences of different pore geometries and their orientation with respect to the compressive loading direction on mechanical responses of scaffolds. Plastic models of scaffolds with cubic and hexagonal unit cells were fabricated by three-dimensional (3-D) printing. An in situ imaging technique was utilized to study the progressive compressive deformation of the scaffold models. In both cubic and hexagonal geometries, organized buckling patterns relevant...