MODELLING OF THE WWER-440 REACTOR FOR DETERMINATION OF THE SPATIAL WEIGHT FUNCTION OF EX-CORE DETECTORS USING MCNP-4C2 CODE
17th Symposium of AER on VVER Reactor Physics and Reactor Safety (2007, Yalta, Crimea (Ukraine, back then))
CORE SURVEILLANCE AND MONITORING. CFD ANALYSIS
The contribution of fuel assemblies to the response of ex-core detectors does not only depend on the power, but also on the position of the given assemblies in the reactor core. The weight of the inner fuel assemblies is several orders of magnitude lower than the outer ones. Therefore, the signal of the ex-core detectors for a given reactor power is strongly influenced by the spatial power distribution and indirectly by the parameters which determine the distribution, such as load pattern, time elapsed, etc.