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Application of discontinuity factors and group constants generated by SERPENT in the KIKO3 DMG code

Anwendung der von SERPENT generierten Diskontinuitätsfaktoren und Gruppenkonstanten im KIKO3 DMG-Code
  • I. Pataki , B. Batki , A. Keresztúri and I. Panka
From the journal Kerntechnik


Discontinuity factors and node-wise group constants were generated by the SERPENT Monte Carlo code and applied in the KIKO3 DMG nodal code. The methodology was tested by calculating a typical VVER-440 calculation benchmark. A reference solution of the benchmark was calculated by using also the SERPENT code and the accuracy of the different approaches was checked against this latter solution.


Diskontinuitätsfaktoren und knotenweise Gruppenkonstanten wurden durch den SERPENT Monte-Carlo-Code generiert und im KIKO3 DMG-Knotencode angewendet. Die Methodik wurde durch die Berechnung eines typischen VVER-440-Berechnungsmaßstabs getestet. Eine Referenzlösung des Benchmarks wurde ebenfalls unter Verwendung des SERPENT-Codes berechnet und die Genauigkeit der verschiedenen Ansätze gegen diese Lösung geprüft.

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Received: 2018-01-31
Published Online: 2018-08-31
Published in Print: 2018-08-27

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