Iterative Transport-Diffusion Methodology For LWR Core Analysis
1 The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
2 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Cranberry Township, PA, USA
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This paper presents an update on the development of an advanced methodology for core calculations that uses local heterogeneous solutions for on-the-fly nodal cross-section generation. The Iterative Transport-Diffusion Method is an embedded transport approach that is expected to provide results with near 3D transport accuracy for a fraction of the time required by a full 3D transport method. In this methodology, the infinite environment used for homogenized nodal cross-section generation is replaced with a simulated 3D environment of the diffusion calculation. This update focuses on burnup methodology, axial leakage and 3D modeling.
Key words: NGM / ITDM / Embedded Transport / Partial Currents
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