A nonintrusive adaptive reduced order modeling approach for a molten salt reactor system

Fahad Alsayyari, Marco Tiberga, Zoltán Perkó, Danny Lathouwers, Jan Leen Kloosterman
2020 Annals of Nuclear Energy  
We use a novel nonintrusive adaptive Reduced Order Modeling method to build a reduced model for a molten salt reactor system. Our approach is based on Proper Orthogonal Decomposition combined with locally adaptive sparse grids. Our reduced model captures the effect of 27 model parameters on k eff of the system and the spatial distribution of the neutron flux and salt temperature. The reduced model was tested on 1000 random points. The maximum error in multiplication factor was found to be less
more » ... han 50 pcm and the maximum L 2 error in the flux and temperature were less than 1%. Using 472 snapshots, the reduced model was able to simulate any point within the defined range faster than the high-fidelity model by a factor of 5 Â 10 6 . We then employ the reduced model for uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of the selected parameters on k eff and the maximum temperature of the system.
doi:10.1016/j.anucene.2020.107321 fatcat:iv7fdr2hnbdpzgdt3a2pdl5oua