A numerical method for resonance integral calculations

Tanbay T., Ozgener B.

KERNTECHNIK, vol.78, no.3, pp.220-228, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3139/124.110292
  • Title of Journal : KERNTECHNIK
  • Page Numbers: pp.220-228


A numerical method has been proposed for resonance integral calculations and a cubic fit based on least squares approximation to compute the optimum Bell factor is given. The numerical method is based on the discretization of the neutron slowing down equation. The scattering integral is approximated by taking into account the location of the upper limit in energy domain. The accuracy of the method has been tested by performing computations of resonance integrals for uranium dioxide isolated rods and comparing the results with empirical values.