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Research on detailed depletion chain solving algorithm with the NUIT code

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Jian Li

Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Nuclear Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Nengke Building, Tsinghua University, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100084
l-j16@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn

Ding She

Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Nuclear Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Nengke Building, Tsinghua University, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100084
sheding@tsinghua.edu.cn

Lei Shi

Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Nuclear Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Nengke Building, Tsinghua University, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100084
shinet@tsinghua.edu.cn

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4038771 History: Received August 24, 2017; Revised November 26, 2017

Abstract

In depletion and transmutation calculation, it's important to solve detailed burnup chains with high computational accuracy and efficient. This requires the good performance of the burnup algorithms. NUIT (NUclide Inventory Tool) is a newly-developed nuclide inventory calculation code, which is capable of handling detailed depletion chains by implementing various advanced algorithms. Based on the NUIT code, this paper investigates the accuracy and efficiency of the Mini-Max Polynomial Approximation (MMPA) method, and compares it with other burnup solvers in NUIT code. It is concluded that the MMPA method is numerically accurate and efficient for dealing with detailed depletion chains with extremely short half-lived nuclides.

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