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Reactor core physics deterministic and monte carlo methods

Course Objective:

  • Describe the neutron interactions in a nuclear reactor.
  • Compare the deterministic and probabilistic methods for solving the neutron transport equation.
  • Identify the main sources of uncertainties in a neutronic calculation (deterministic or probabilistic). 

Course Content:

  • Chain reaction and neutron balance.
  • Transport equation and calculation schemes.
  • Solving the steady-state integro-differential transport equation.
  • Neutron slowing-down and resonance absorption.
  • Verification & Validation of neutronics code packages. 
  • The Monte Carlo method.
  • Monte Carlo techniques.
  • Monte Carlo codes.
  • Monte Carlo/Deterministic coupling and benchmarking.
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