The point kinetic component of neutron noise in an MSR
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014

The point kinetic approximation, and the calculation of the point kinetic component of the neutron noise in Molten Salt Reactors (MSR) is revisited. First, the derivation of the point kinetic equations in an MSR, found in the literature, is discussed. It is shown that to make the equations solvable, some simplifications need to be made whose validity is not justified. Then the point kinetic component of the noise is derived from the full space-frequency dependent solution in an analytical form by a projection to the static adjoint. The solution of the simplified point kinetic equations and the linearly exact point kinetic component obtained by the projection technique are compared quantitatively and it is shown that the solution of the simplified point kinetic equations cannot reconstruct some important features of the true solution. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.





Neutron noise

Point reactor component

Molten salt reactor

Kinetic approximation


Imre Pazsit

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

Victor Dykin

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Fasta tillståndets fysik

R. Sanchez


Annals of Nuclear Energy

0306-4549 (ISSN)

Vol. 64 344-352


Annan teknik



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