|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m.|
|TITLE:||Whole-Core Benchmark Creation for the Analysis and Validation of Neutronics Codes|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Farzad Rahnema, Chair (NRE)
Dr. Bojan Petrovic (NRE)
Dr. Dingkang Zhang (NRE)
As new computer codes are developed for solving the transport equation in reactor problems, it is essential for methods developers to have at their disposal effective and robust computational benchmarks. In order to validate computational methods and reactor codes that may be used for real-world reactor problems, the benchmark configurations must be representative of realistic reactors, which implies that they must be large-scale 3-dimensional models that are highly heterogeneous both at the assembly and the core levels.