A modern neutronics-modeling uncertainty methodology towards a future fusion neutronics handbook

January 17, 2023

This program proposes to take the first step towards developing a handbook-grade documentation of fusion neutronics workflows for the fusion powerplant era. We propose to update the SINBAD database with modern tools and datasets, simulate the SINBAD experiment with those tools, gather the data necessary to perform a comprehensive uncertainty analysis of that simulation output, and, apply these modern workflows and uncertainty analyses to a prototypical ARC neutronics simulation. This work will benefit both CFS and the broader fusion community by providing a modernized neutronics modeling guide that includes a comprehensive uncertainty treatment.

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

DUNS / SAM UEI: 117005109

Ms. Corinne Mitchell, cmitchell@cfs.energy

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Michael Loughlin, Michael Loughlin