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The stochastic implicit Euler method - A stable coupling scheme for Monte Carlo burnup calculations
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Reactor Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7943-7517
2013 (English)In: Annals of Nuclear Energy, ISSN 0306-4549, E-ISSN 1873-2100, Vol. 60, 295-300 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Existing Monte Carlo burnup codes use various schemes to solve the coupled criticality and bumup equations. Previous studies have shown that the coupling schemes of the existing Monte Carlo burnup codes can be numerically unstable. Here we develop the Stochastic Implicit Euler method - a stable and efficient new coupling scheme. The implicit solution is obtained by the stochastic approximation at each time step. Our test calculations demonstrate that the Stochastic Implicit Euler method can provide an accurate solution to problems where the methods in the existing Monte Carlo burnup codes fail.

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2013. Vol. 60, 295-300 p.
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Monte Carlo burnup calculations, Coupling schemes, Numerical stability
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-127731DOI: 10.1016/j.anucene.2013.05.015ISI: 000322854700036ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84879054009OAI: diva2:646145
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 295971

QC 20130906

Available from: 2013-09-06 Created: 2013-09-05 Last updated: 2013-09-06Bibliographically approved

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