|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Monday, May 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m.|
|TITLE:||Benchmark Description of an Advanced Burner Test Reactor and Verification of COMET for Whole Core Criticality Analysis in Fast Reactors|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Farzad Rahnema, Chair (NRE)
Dr. Bojan Petrovic (NRE)
Dr. Anna Erickson (NRE)
When a new computational transport code is developed, an important first step is for that code to be thoroughly tested in a variety of scenarios in order to verify the computational methods upon which it is constructed. The Coarse-Mesh Transport Method (COMET) code has been benchmarked and proven for traditional thermal systems, but has yet to be tested with a fast neutron design. In order to properly test a fast neutron spectrum, a large three dimensional full core model that is highly heterogeneous is required in order to represent a realistic reactor.