M. N. Zizin, V. F. Boyarinov, V. A. Nevinitsa, P. A. Fomichenko, Yu. N. Volkov, A. E. Kruglikov
February 3, 2021
Coupled neutronic and thermal hydraulic calculation codes are verified for calculating the design of modern and prospective types of nuclear reactors. This verification is done by comparing experimental and calculated results for stationary and transient conditions. This paper presents ShIPR (Shell of Intelligent Package for Reactor) Integrated Development Environment with automatic generation of head programs based on the chain of computational modules. The aim of this study is to find the reason of a discrepancy in the modelling of sub-critical states that was found in previous work. The comparison of ShIPR stationary module with Monte-Carlo code (MCU) and experimental results on ASTRA HTGR critical facility was presented in the paper. To compare the detector readings and MCU calculation with the ShIPR module, the interpolation cross-section procedure was performed. This procedure allows simulating 235 U fission reaction rates (detector readings) in the complicate, annular core, using the micro-cross sections prepared by the cell-lattice code. We found that the calculation accuracy of stationary ShIPR module is on an acceptable level but the macro constants for control rods need to be prepared independently, given with surroundings.