The sensitivity of MONK calculations to nuclear data parameters

Simon Connolly, Christopher Dean, Ray Perry
2007 ND2007   unpublished
This paper examines the sensitivity of the MONK criticality code to a variety of nuclear data parameters. The number of equiprobable bins for both secondary energies and secondary angles are varied; the effect of varying the background cross section employed by the sub-group representation in the unresolved region is examined; and variations in cross section resonance reconstruction tolerances are considered. To validate these options we use integral data including results from the GODIVA,
more » ... om the GODIVA, JEZEBEL and ZEBRA-8H experiments. The results from this study will be used to optimise data used in the MONK criticality code.
doi:10.1051/ndata:07577 fatcat:nvobh4inyzgt3dq6x7r2ggyg7e