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Development of comprehensive and versatile framework for reactor analysis, MARBLE

Yokoyama, Kenji  ; Hazama, Taira ; Numata, Kazuyuki*; Jin, Tomoyuki*

A comprehensive and versatile reactor analysis code system, MARBLE, has been developed. MARBLE is designed as a software development frame-work for reactor analysis, which offers reusable and extendible functions and data models based on physical concepts, rather than a reactor analysis code system. From a viewpoint of the code system, it provides a set of functionalities utilized in a detailed reactor analysis scheme for fast criticality assemblies and power reactors, and nuclear data related uncertainty quantication such as cross-section adjustment. MARBLE covers all phases required in fast reactor core design prediction and improvement procedures, i.e. integral experiment database management, nuclear data processing, fast criticality assembly analysis, uncertainty quantication, and power reactor analysis. In the present paper, these functionalities are summarized and system validation results are described.

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