Resonance Self-Shielding Calculation Methods in Nuclear Reactors

Resonance Self-Shielding Calculation Methods in Nuclear Reactors

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Liangzhi Cao, Hongchun Wu, Qian Zhang, Qingming He, Tiejun Zu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323858724

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Resonance Self-Shielding Calculation Methods in Nuclear Reactors presents the latest progress in resonance self-shielding methods for both deterministic and Mote Carlo methods, including key advances over the last decade such as high-fidelity resonance treatment, resonance interference effect and multi-group equivalence. As the demand for high-fidelity resonance self-shielding treatment is increasing due to the rapid development of advanced nuclear reactor concepts and progression in high performance computational technologies, this practical book guides students and professionals in nuclear engineering and technology through various methods with proven high precision and efficiency.

Key Features

  • Presents a collection of resonance self-shielding methods, as well as numerical methods and numerical results
  • Includes new topics in resonance self-shielding treatment
  • Provides source codes of key calculations presented

Readership

Graduate and undergraduate students in Nuclear Engineering disciplines studying Advanced Nuclear Reactor Physics, Neutron Transport Theory and Numerical Methods, Nuclear Reactor Analysis; Nuclear researchers and code developers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Resonance Cross Section Processing
    3. Equivalence Theory
    4. Subgroup Method
    5. Ultra-Fine Group and Point-Wise Method
    6. Wavelet Expansion Method
    7. Resonance Treatment in Monte Carlo Method
    8. High-Fidelity Resonance Self-Shielding Calculation
    9. Resonance Treatment for Double Heterogeneity

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323858724

About the Authors

Liangzhi Cao

Prof. Liangzhi Cao earned his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) in 2005, after which he work there as a faculty member in the School of Nuclear Science and Technology. Prof. Cao is now serving as the Executive Editor of Annals of Nuclear Energy, Associate Editor of ASME J. of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, the Program Committee member of Reactor Physics Division of ANS. He won a Second Prize of National Technological Invention of China in 2019 and was awarded the ICONE Long Service Award in 2021 by ASME. Prof. Cao is well known for his work in the field of reactor physics, including the resonance self-shielding methods, neutron-transport methods, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, and code verification and validation, etc. He has authored more than 200 journal papers, co-authored two monographs in reactor physics analysis methods.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, People's Republic of China

Hongchun Wu

Prof. Hongchun Wu is one of the most leading professors in reactor physics community in China. He received his PhD in 1994 from XJTU, became a full professor of XJTU in 2001. He is the committee member of Chinese Nuclear Society (CNS) and the Chief Scientist of China’s 863 Project. He also serves as the member of the Subject Consultative Group of the State Council, the academic committee member of the National-level Key Laboratory for Reactor-system Design. Prof. Wu is now leading several key research projects funded by the Minister of Science and Technology of China and Natural Science Foundation of China. Prof. Wu has been focusing on the deterministic transport-calculation methods for several decades, authored more than 100 journal papers, co-authored a book, graduated 30 PhD students and 45 Master students in reactor physics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, People's Republic of China

Qian Zhang

Dr. Qian Zhang received his PhD in 2016 from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), became an associate professor of Harbin Engineering University in 2020 and became a distinguished research fellow in Zhejiang University in 2022. Between 2014 and 2015, he studied at Purdue University as a visiting scholar. He gained the project of Young Talent support from China National Nuclear Corporation in 2021. His research covered resonance self-shielding methodology, method of characteristics, depletion calculation, neutronic of stochastic media and machine learning in reactor physics. He is the leader of a team working on the development of the Advanced Lattice Physics code based on Heterogeneous Architecture (ALPHA). By now, he has published more than 70 journal papers and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Zhejiang University

Qingming He

Associate Prof. Qingming He received his PhD in 2017 from XJTU and became an associate professor of XJTU in 2020. Between 2016.09 and 2017.09, he studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a visiting student. He gained the Young Talent Supporting Project of Chinese Association for Science and Technology in 2019. His research cover generation of multi-group cross section library, resonance self-shielding methods and Monte Carlo method. He is the leader of a team working on the development of a hybrid Monte-Carlo-Deterministic particle-transport code NECP-MCX and one of the developers of NECP-Bamboo and NECP-X. By now, he has published more than 20 journal papers about multi-group cross section processing, resonance self-shielding and Monte Carlo methods.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, People's Republic of China

Tiejun Zu

Prof. Tiejun Zu received his PhD in 2013 from XJTU, become an associate professor of XJTU in 2016 and full professor in 2022. His research covers nuclear data processing, generation of accurate multi-group cross sections library, resonance self-shielding calculation, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis and advanced reactor design. Dr. Zu has authored about 30 journal papers, co-authored a book.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, People's Republic of China

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