Evaluation of AGNI SFR core neutronics parameters with VESTA and ERANOS
1 Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, PSN/SNC/LNR, 31 avenue de la division Leclerc, 92260 Fontenay-aux-roses, France
2 Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai, India
This paper presents the calculation of core neutronics parameters for so called AGNI Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) model performed with ERANOS code and Monte Carlo depletion interface software VESTA. The AGNI core has been developed at IRSN for its own R&D needs, i.e. to test performance of calculation codes for safety assessment of a generation IV SFR project. The ERANOS code is used as reference code for SFR core calculations at IRSN. In this work, VESTA calculations have been performed and compared with corresponding ERANOS results. These calculations have a double purpose: mastering the use of tools for the evaluation of SFR core static neutronics parameters and validate the use of VESTA for SFR cores.
Key words: AGNI / DEPLETION / ERANOS / NEUTRONICS PARAMETERS / SFR / VESTA
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