A one–dimensional multi–group collision probability code for neutron transport analysis and criticality calculations
Mtsetfwa, Sebenele Mugu
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This work develops a one dimensional, slab geometry, multigroup collision probability code named Oklo which solves both criticality calculations and fixed source problems. The code uses the classical collision probabilities approach where the first flight collision probabilities are calculated analytically for void, reflected and periodic boundary conditions. The code has been verified against analytical criticality benchmark test sets from Los Alamos National Laboratory, which have been used to verify MCNP amongst other codes. The results from the code show a good agreement with the benchmark test sets for the critical systems presented in this report. The results from the code also match the infinite multiplication factors k and average scalar flux ratios for infinite multiplicative systems from the benchmark test sets. The criticality results and the fixed source results from the Oklo code have been compared with criticality results and fixed source results from a discrete ordinates code and the results for both types of problems show a good agreement with the results from the discrete ordinates code as we increase the N for the discreet ordinates code.
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