2023-06-01T07:58:46Zhttps://eprints.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/dspace-oai/requestoai:eprints.lib.hokudai.ac.jp:2115/564702022-11-17T02:08:08Zhdl_2115_20045hdl_2115_139Uncertainty quantification of neutronic parameters of light water reactor fuel cells with JENDL-4.0 covariance dataChiba, GoTsuji, MasashiNarabayashi, Tadashiuncertainty quantificationJENDL-4.0covariance datageneralized perturbation theory420Neutronic parameter uncertainty induced by nuclear data uncertainty is quantified for several light water reactor fuel cells composed of different combinations of fissile/fertile nuclides. The covariance data given in JENDL-4.0 are used as the nuclear data uncertainty, and uncertainty propagation calculations are carried out using sensitivity coefficients calculated with the generalized perturbation theory for burnup-related neutronic parameters. It is found that main contributors of nuclear data uncertainty to the neutronic parameter uncertainty are the uranium-238 capture cross section in a uranium-oxide fuel cell, and the plutonium-240 and plutonium-241 capture cross sections and fission spectrum of fissile plutonium isotopes in a uranium-plutonium mixed-oxide fuel cell. It is also found that thorium-232 capture cross section uncertainty is a dominant source of neutronic parameter uncertainty in thorium-uranium and thorium-plutonium mixed-oxide fuel cells. It should be emphasized that precise and detail information of component-wise uncertainties can be obtained by virtue of the adjoint-based sensitivity calculation methodology. Furthermore, cross-correlations are evaluated for each fuel cell, and strong correlations among the same parameters at the beginning of cycle and at the end of cycle and among different parameters are observed.Taylor & FrancisJournal Articleapplication/pdfhttp://hdl.handle.net/2115/56470https://eprints.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2115/56470/1/paper.pdf0022-3131Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology5077517602013-07-01enginfo:doi/10.1080/00223131.2013.788793This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 2013 © Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00223131.2013.788793author