POWER AND NEUTRON FLUX CALCULATION FOR THE PUSPATI TRIGA REACTOR USING MCNP

  • Mohamad Hairie Rabir

Abstract

The Malaysian 1 MW TRIGA MARK II research reactor at Malaysian Nuclear Agency is designed to effectively implement the various fields of basic nuclear research, manpower training, and production of radioisotopes for their use in agriculture, industry, and medicine. This study deals with the calculation of neutron flux and power distribution in PUSPATI TRIGA REACTOR (RTP) 14th core configuration. The 3-D continuous energy Monte Carlo code MCNP was used to develop a versatile and accurate full model of the TRIGA core and fuels. The model represents in detailed all components of the core with literally no physical approximation. Continuous energy cross-section data from the more recent nuclear data as well as S (α, β) thermal neutron scattering functions distributed with the MCNP code were used. Results of calculations are analyzed and discussed.

Published
2017-05-17
How to Cite
RABIR, Mohamad Hairie. POWER AND NEUTRON FLUX CALCULATION FOR THE PUSPATI TRIGA REACTOR USING MCNP. Jurnal Sains Nuklear Malaysia, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 1, p. 22-32, may 2017. ISSN 2232-0946. Available at: <https://jsnm.nuclearmalaysia.gov.my/index.php/jsnm/article/view/65>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2021.