Coulped neutronics/thermal-hydraulics calculation of VVER-1000 fuel assembly

Duy Long Ta, Huy Hiep Nguyen, Tuan Khai Nguyen, Vinh Thanh Tran, Huu Tiep Nguyen
2021 Nuclear Science and Technology  
This paper presents a computational scheme using MCNP5 and COBRA-EN for coupling neutronics/thermal hydraulics calculation of a VVER-1000 fuel assembly. A master program was written using the PERL script language to build the corresponding inputs for the MCNP5 and COBRA-EN calculations and to manage the coupling scheme. The hexagonal coolant channels have been used in the thermal hydraulics model using CORBRA-EN to simplify the coupling scheme. The results of two successive iterations were
more » ... red with an assigned convergence criterion and the loop calculation can be broken when the convergence criterion is satisfied. Numerical calculation has been performed based on a UO2fuel assembly of the VVER-1000 reactor.
doi:10.53747/jnst.v6i2.153 fatcat:r7n5o2wzrzakjmuzwg7wgv3vgm