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    Neutron Noise Calculation Using High order Nodal Expansion Method

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Kolali, Ali (Author) ; Vosoughi, Naser (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    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... 

    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) Malmir, H ; Vosoughi, N ; Zahedinejad, E ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    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...