|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Friday, June 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m.|
|TITLE:||Improvements to the Pool Critical Assembly Benchmark using 3-D Discrete Ordinate Transport with Adaptive Difference|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Glenn Sjoden, Chair (NRE)
Dr. Bojan Petrovic (NRE)
Dr. Ce Yi (NRE)
Dr. Chaitanya Deo (NRE)
The Pool Critical Assembly Pressure Vessel Benchmark (PCA Benchmark), developed and performed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory is an industry standard benchmark which can be performed for partial establishment of the qualification of a radiation transport methodology for pressure vessel neutron fluence calculations. The geometry presented in the PCA Benchmark is well representative of the shielding methods used to reduce neutron fluence in the pressure vessel in a modern pressurized water reactor. The geometry, source definition, and material specifications are generally well characterized in the PCA Benchmark documentation, as are the supplied measured results for various foil sample interactions at specific locations varying in distance from the face of the reactor core.