9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Assessment of Beryllium Depletion Modeling on SAFARI-1 Reactor Core Parameters in aid of OSCAR-4 Validation

Presented by Mr. Richard BRAYSHAW on 11 Jul 2012 from 10:55 to 11:15
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: NPRP
Track: Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics

Abstract

This work investigates the nature and extent to which the build-up of lithium-6 and helium-3 isotopes affects the properties of beryllium reflectors in the nuclear reactor environment. The fundamental principles involved with regards to reactor simulation, and how these principles are applied, are discussed in detail. The work involves the assessment of a suggested method for simulating the impact of beryllium depletion on reactor core parameters using the OSCAR-4 code system. The study plays an integral part in validating OSCAR-4 for application to the SAFARI-1 research reactor at Pelindaba, South Africa. Assessment is done using extensive comparisons between simulated and experimental data.

Award

Yes

Level

MSc

Supervisor

Azwinndini Muronga, amuronga@uj.ac.za, University of Johannesburg

Paper

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Place

Location: IT 4-1


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