World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology

Volume 2, Issue 4 (October 2012)

ISSN Print: 2161-6795   ISSN Online: 2161-6809

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Reconstruction of the Neutron Flux in a Slab Reactor

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DOI: 10.4236/wjnst.2012.24028    7,568 Downloads   10,888 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

In this electronic article we use the one-dimensional multigroup neutron diffusion equation to reconstruct the neutron flux in a slab reactor from the nuclear parameters of the reactor, boundary and symmetry condition, initial flux and keff. The diffusion equation was solved analytically for one single homogeneous fuel region and for two regions considering fuel and reflector. To validate the method proposed, the results obtained in this article were compared using reference methods found in the literature.

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A. Silva, A. Martinez and A. Gonçalves, "Reconstruction of the Neutron Flux in a Slab Reactor," World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 181-186. doi: 10.4236/wjnst.2012.24028.

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