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Model verification and validation procedure for a neutronics design methodology of next generation fast reactors

Ohgama, Kazuya; Ikeda, Kazumi*; Ishikawa, Makoto; Kan, Taro*; Maruyama, Shuhei; Yokoyama, Kenji; Sugino, Kazuteru; Nagaya, Yasunobu; Oki, Shigeo

Detailed model verification & validation (V&V) and uncertainty quantification (UQ) procedure for our deterministic neutronics design methodology including the nuclear library JENDL-4.0 for next generation fast reactors was put into shape based on a guideline for reliability assessment of simulations published in 2016 by the Atomic Energy Society of Japan. The verification process of the methodology was concretized to compare the results predicted by the methodology with those by a continuous-energy Monte Carlo code, MVP with their precise geometry models. Also, the validation process was materialized to compare the results by the methodology with a fast reactor experimental database developed by Japan Atomic Energy Agency. For the UQ of the results by the methodology, the total value of the uncertainty was classified into three factors: (1) Uncertainty due to analysis models, (2) Uncertainty due to nuclear data, and (3) Other uncertainty due to the differences between analysis models and real reactor conditions related to the reactor conditions such as fuel compositions, geometry and temperature. The procedure to evaluate the uncertainty due to analysis models and uncertainty due to nuclear data was established.



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