Sensitivity of the neutronic design of an Accelerator-Driven System (ADS) to the anisotropy of yield of the neutron generator and variation of nuclear data libraries
Paper in proceedings, 2013
The Accelerator-Driven System concept was chosen to be a basis for the Multi-purpose Hybrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications (MYRRHA), which can operate in both sub-critical and critical mode. Therefore, the design studies in the scope of this project were varying from accelerator and material aspects to the demonstration of transmutation possibilities of the system. However, the sensitivity of neutron characteristics of the system to the anisotropy of yield of neutron generator and variation of nuclear data libraries may appear to be an important issue.
In this study the corresponding sensitivity analysis was performed in order to evaluate the sensitivity of ADS neutronic design to the variation of nuclear data libraries and influence of the anisotropy of the neutron yield of the accelerator.