LWR-PV damage estimate methodology

J.J. Wagschal, R.E. Maerker, B.L. Broadhead

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A generalized linear least squares adjustment procedure has been applied to a combination of dosimetry data obtained in several benchmark fields as well as the pool critical assembly to test the effectiveness of a theory developed to reduce the uncertainties of calculated fluxes at an extrapolated position from data adjustments at a surveillance position. Preliminary results indicate the calculational uncertainties are reduced by up to a factor of two, indicating the real possibility of increasing LWR pressure vessel lifetimes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ANS Conference, 1980 Advances in Reactor Physics and Shielding, Sun Valley, ID, USA, 14 Sep 1980
Place of PublicationLaGrange Park, IL, USA
Pages612 - 24
StatePublished - 1980

Bibliographical note

LWR-PV damage estimate methodology;generalized linear least squares adjustment procedure;dosimetry data;pool critical assembly;fluxes;pressure vessel lifetimes;


  • fission reactor safety
  • fission reactor theory and design


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