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Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2016, volume 17, issue 3, pages 250-258.
Section: Atomic Energy.
Received: 24.05.2016; Accepted: 19.10.2016; Published online: 13.12.2016.
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Using of the Serpent code based on the Monte-Carlo method for calculation of the VVER-1000 fuel assembly characteristics

V. V. Galchenko1, V. I. Gulik2,*, I. I. Shlapak1

1 NPP Operational Support Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
2 Institute for Safety Problems of NPP, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

*Corresponding author. E-mail address:

Abstract: The description of calculation scheme of fuel assembly for preparation of few-group characteristics is considered with help of Serpent code. This code uses the Monte-Carlo method and energy continuous microscopic data libraries. Serpent code is devoted for calculation of fuel assembly characteristics, burnup calculations and preparation of few-group homogenized macroscopic cross-sections. The results of verification simulations in comparison with other codes (WIMS, HELIOS, NESSEL etc.), which are used for neutron-physical analysis of VVER type fuel, are presented.

Keywords: fuel assembly, VVER-1000, Monte Carlo method, reactor calculation, Serpent, MCNP, SCALE, WIMSD5B.


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