Solution of Full-Core VVER-440 PK-3+ calculation benchmark by Serpent

29th Symposium of AER on VVER Reactor Physics and Reactor Safety (2019, Energoland, Mochovce NPP, Slovakia)
[1] advances in spectral and core calculation methods


Jiří Závorka, Václav Krýsl, Pavel Mikoláš, Daniel Sprinzl


This work deals with the updated reference solution of Full-Core VVER-440 PK-3+ benchmark. The solution has been calculated by Serpent code using Monte Carlo method. And results consist of the effective multiplication factor (k-eff), the power distribution on fuel assembly level (Kq) and on the pin by pin level (Kk). The main aim of this calculation is to create a reference solution to test the pin by pin power distribution for different macro-codes. The solution also includes detailed accuracy analysis of the calculation.