A Monte Carlo implementation of the predictor-corrector Quasi-Static method Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • The Quasi-Static method (QS) is a useful tool for solving reactor transients since it allows for larger time steps when updating neutron distributions. Because of the beneficial attributes of Monte Carlo (MC) methods (exact geometries and continuous energy treatment), it is desirable to develop a MC implementation for the QS method. In this work, the latest version of the QS method known as the Predictor-Corrector Quasi-Static method is implemented. Experiments utilizing two energy-groups provide results that show good agreement with analytical and reference solutions. The method as presented can easily be implemented in any continuous energy, arbitrary geometry, MC code.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hackemack, M. W., Ragusa, J. C., Griesheimer, D. P., & Pounders, J. M.

publication date

  • September 2013