Nuclear Techniques ›› 2018, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (3): 30502-030502.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2018.hjs.41.030502


Development and preliminary test of date library ANDL-ADS for accelerator-driven systems

ZHOU Xingbin1, ZHAO Yongsong1, FANG Haitao1, ZENG Qin2, CHEN Hongli1   

  1. 1. University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China;
    2. South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China
  • Received:2017-09-11 Revised:2017-11-24 Online:2018-03-10 Published:2018-03-14
  • Supported by:
    Supported by Anhui Natural Science Foundation of China (No.1708085MA23)

Abstract: [Background] In the accelerator driven sub-critical systems (ADS), the energy of spallation neutron source can reach hundreds of MeV or even GeV, and the distribution of energy spectrum is very complex. The existing working nuclear date libraries cannot meet its calculation requirements. The traditional methods of creating nuclear library are too much artificial intervention, time-consuming, cumbersome and error-prone. [Purpose] The study aims to develop a nuclear data library that satisfies the requirements of ADS systems design and analysis. [Methods] A multi-temperature library automatic generation program was developed to auto-generate a neutron nuclear date library ANDL-ADS (Auto-generated Nuclear Date Library for ADS) in both the point-wise date ACE format and the 471-group MATXS format according to the preset parameters. [Results] The reliability of ANDL-ADS is preliminarily verified by testing benchmark examples of criticality, leakage integral and high energy shielding. [Conclusion] Preliminary tests have been carried out on ANDL-ADS. Further benchmark tests and comprehensive applications are required to verify the reliability of cross sectional data fully.

Key words: ADS, Automatic generation, Nuclear library, Criticality, Shield, Validation

CLC Number: 

  • TL329+.3