Commenced in January 2007
Frequency: Monthly
Edition: International
Paper Count: 30458
CLASS, A New Tool for Nuclear Scenarios: Description and First Application

Authors: B. Mouginot, J.B. Clavel, N Thiolliere

Abstract:

The presented work is motivated by a french law regarding nuclear waste management. In order to avoid the limitation coming with the usage of the existing scenario codes, as COSI, VISION or FAMILY, the Core Library for Advance Scenario Simulation (CLASS) is being develop. CLASS is an open source tool, which allows any user to simulate an electronuclear scenario. The main CLASS asset, is the possibility to include any type of reactor, even a complitely new concept, through the generation of its ACSII evolution database. In the present article, the CLASS working basis will be presented as well as a simple exemple in order to show his potentiel. In the considered exemple, the effect of the transmutation will be assessed on Minor Actinide Inventory produced by PWR reactors.

Keywords: Simulation, Nuclear waste, reactor, Electronuclear scenario

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1079788

Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 1348

References:


[1] O. M'eplan et al., MURE, MCNP Utility for Reactor Evolution: couples Monte Carlo transport with fuel burnup calculations., Computer Program Services of OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, http://www.oecd-nea.org/ tools/abstract/detail/nea-1845, 2009.
[2] N. Thiolli`ere, J.B. Clavel and B.Mouginot Etude de scnarios double strate de transmutation des Actinides Mineurs en ADS., GEDEPEON - Atelier Bilan., Paris, Janvier 2012.
[3] A. Onillon Private communication, 2012.