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Benchmark calculation for burnup of BWR fuel assembly with MOSRA-SRAC

Kojima, Kensuke; Okumura, Keisuke 

The MOSRA system has been developing to improve the applicability of the neutronic characteristic analyses. The cell calculation module MOSRA-SRAC is a core module of MOSRA, and applicability tests for realistic problems are required. As a test, we joined the benchmark "Burnup Credit Criticality Benchmark Phase IIIC". The benchmark requested the neutronic characteristics for a BWR fuel assembly with gadolinium, which had been used in the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Because of a restriction of MOSRA-SRAC, the geometry was partially homogenized. To verify the module's applicability including the homogenization effects, the multiplication factor and the nuclide compositions were compared with the well-validated code MVP-BURN. As the results, the applicability of MSORA-SRAC for the assembly was verified. Additionally, it was also shown that the homogenization effects were smaller than the difference due to the calculation methods.



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