Burnup Calculations of TR-2 Research Reactor with MONTEBURNS Monte Carlo Code

Özdemir L., erdoğan a., ŞENTÜRK LÜLE S.

International Conference Nuclear Science and Its Applications, Samarqand, Uzbekistan, 25 September 2012

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Samarqand
  • Country: Uzbekistan
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, some neutronic calculations of first and second core cycles of 5 MW pool type TR-2 Research Reactor have been performed using Multi-Step Monte Carlo Burnup Code System MONTEBURNS and the results were compared with the values of experiments and other codes.  Time dependent keff distribution and burnup ratios belong to first and second core cycles of TR-2 Research Reactor were compared and quite good consistence in the results were observed. 

After modeling the first and second core cycles of TR-2 with MCNP5 Monte Carlo code, MCNP5 used in MONTEBURNS code has been parallelized in 8 HP ProLiant BL680C G5 systems with 4 quad-core Intel Xeon E7330 CPU, utilizing the MPI parallel protocol and simulations were performed on the 128 cores Linux parallel computing machine system. The computation time was reduced by parallelization of MONTEBURNS which uses MCNP in many steps.