Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method

Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method

This study describes a new methodology to estimate multi-group neutron cross sections and scattering matrix elements from a Monte Carlo simulation, particularly from MCNPX 2.7 code. The geometric flexibility associated with the Monte Carlo method makes it very suitable for the generation of highly accurate multi-group constants. While the deterministic lattice codes are not capable of dealing with energy as a continuous variable the Monte Carlo codes such as MCNPX make use of a continuous energy cross sections data for neutron transport calculations. To determine the scattering matrix, an output file of a MCNPX run (socalled PTRAC file) with all relevant source, collision and terminal events of the simulation is used. First, by a separately special program in MATLAB, the PTRAC file is read and tracks are selected in the geometrical region for which one wants to calculate the multi-group constants. Then, information such as coordinates of the particle position, particle direction with coordinates axes, energy and weight of the particle are extracted. The multi-group scattering matrix elements are generated via the weight-to-flux ratio method using the above data available in the PTRAC file. The proposed method is validated using three benchmark problems involve a slab, a pin cell, and a fuel assembly of Tehran research reactor (TRR). The generated multi-group constants via presented method and multiplication factor calculation presents a good comparison to the reference values

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Bibtex @ { politeknik368059, journal = {Politeknik Dergisi}, eissn = {2147-9429}, address = {Gazi Üniversitesi Teknoloji Fakültesi 06500 Teknikokullar - ANKARA}, publisher = {Gazi Üniversitesi}, year = {2015}, volume = {18}, number = {4}, pages = {235 - 240}, title = {Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method}, key = {cite}, author = {Pırouzmand, Ahmad and Mohammadhasanı, Fatemeh} }
APA Pırouzmand, A. & Mohammadhasanı, F. (2015). Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method . Politeknik Dergisi , 18 (4) , 235-240 .
MLA Pırouzmand, A. , Mohammadhasanı, F. "Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method" . Politeknik Dergisi 18 (2015 ): 235-240 <
Chicago Pırouzmand, A. , Mohammadhasanı, F. "Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method". Politeknik Dergisi 18 (2015 ): 235-240
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method AU - Ahmad Pırouzmand , Fatemeh Mohammadhasanı Y1 - 2015 PY - 2015 N1 - DO - T2 - Politeknik Dergisi JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 235 EP - 240 VL - 18 IS - 4 SN - -2147-9429 M3 - UR - Y2 - 2022 ER -
EndNote %0 Politeknik Dergisi Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method %A Ahmad Pırouzmand , Fatemeh Mohammadhasanı %T Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method %D 2015 %J Politeknik Dergisi %P -2147-9429 %V 18 %N 4 %R %U
ISNAD Pırouzmand, Ahmad , Mohammadhasanı, Fatemeh . "Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method". Politeknik Dergisi 18 / 4 (Aralık 2015): 235-240 .
AMA Pırouzmand A. , Mohammadhasanı F. Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method. Politeknik Dergisi. 2015; 18(4): 235-240.
Vancouver Pırouzmand A. , Mohammadhasanı F. Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method. Politeknik Dergisi. 2015; 18(4): 235-240.
IEEE A. Pırouzmand ve F. Mohammadhasanı , "Multi-Group Neutron Cross Sections and Scattering Matrix Calculations Via Monte Carlo Method", Politeknik Dergisi, c. 18, sayı. 4, ss. 235-240, Ara. 2015
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  • ISSN: 1302-0900
  • Yayın Aralığı: Yılda 4 Sayı
  • Başlangıç: 1998
  • Yayıncı: GAZİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ