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Evaluation for the models of neutron diffusion theory in terms of power density distributions of the HTTR

Takamatsu, Kuniyoshi  ; Shimakawa, Satoshi; Nojiri, Naoki ; Fujimoto, Nozomu

In the case of evaluations for the highest temperature of the fuels in the HTTR, it is very important to expect the power density distributions accurately; therefore, it is necessary to improve the analytical model with the neutron diffusion and the burn-up theory. The power density distributions are analyzed in terms of two models, the one mixing the fuels and the burnable poisons homogeneously and the other modeling them heterogeneously. Moreover these analytical power density distributions are compared wtih the ones derived from the gross $$gamma$$-ray measurements and the Monte Carlo calculational code with continuous energy. As a result the homogeneous mixed model isn't enough to expect the power density distributions of the core in the axial direction; on the other hand, the heterogeneous model improves the accuracy.



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