Nuclear Techniques ›› 2016, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (4): 40604-040604.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2016.hjs.39.040604

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Full reactor core calculation performance validation of SuperMC based on Hoogenboom benchmark

LIU Hongfei, ZHANG Binhang, ZHANG Shu, SUN Guangyao, HAO Lijuan, SONG Jing, LONG Pengcheng   

  1. Key Laboratory of Neutronics and Radiation Safety, Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
  • Received:2016-01-04 Revised:2016-02-02 Online:2016-04-10 Published:2016-04-08
  • Supported by:

    Supported by Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences(No.XDA03040000), National Special Program for ITER(No.2014GB12001), National Natural Science Foundation of China(No.11305205, No.11305203)


Background: A full core Hoogenboom benchmark reactor model was proposed by Hoogenboom and Martin to monitor the increase in performance of Monte Carlo calculations of a full-size power reactor core over the coming years. Purpose: The correctness and computing performance of SuperMC(Super Monte Carlo Simulation Program for Nuclear and Radiation Process) was tested. Methods: The keff and power distribution were calculated and compared with MCNP(Monte Carlo N Particle Transport Code), and parallel efficiency was analyzed. Results: The SuperMC calculation results agreed well with those of MCNP, with the parallel efficiency reaching up to 98.7% by using 640 processors. Conclusion: Testing results validated the accuracy and efficiency of SuperMC in full reactor core calculation.

Key words: SuperMC, Monte Carlo, Hoogenboom benchmark, Full reactor core

CLC Number: 

  • TL329.2