The objective of this calculation is to document the Grand Gulf Unit 1 (GG1) reactivity calculations for sixteen critical statepoints in cycles 4 through 8. The GG1 reactor is a boiling water reactor (BWR) owned and operated by Entergy Operations Inc. The Commercial Reactor Criticality (CRC) evaluations support the development and validation of the neutronic models used for criticality analyses involving commercial spent nuclear fuel to be placed in a geologic repository. This calculation is performed as part of the evaluation in the CRC program.
The purpose of this calculation file is to document criticality calculations performed on two different rod consolidation waste package designs. The results presented in this calculation file may be used to support further evaluation of the rod consolidation waste package design.
The purpose of this analysis is to document the Commercial Reactor Critical (CRC) benchmark evaluation performed for the Quad Cities Unit 1 boiling water reactor (BWR). The CRC benchmark is performed at a beginning of life (BOL) statepoint representing reactor start-up critical conditions. The objective of this CRC benchmark analysis is to provide a validation benchmark for the MCNP 4A analytic tool for use in the disposal criticality analysis methodology.
This calculation compares results from criticality evaluations for a 21-assembly pressurized water reactor (PWR) waste package based on 12 axial burnup profile representations for commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) assemblies. The burnup profiles encompass the axial variations caused by different fuel assembly irradiation histories in a commercial PWR, including end effects, and the concomitant effect on reactivity in the waste package. The bounding axial burnup profiles in Table T of reference 6.3 are used for this analysis.
The objective of this calculation is to evaluate the criticality potential for co-disposal waste packages affected by an igneous intrusion disruptive event in the emplacement drifts. The scope of this calculation is limited to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) types in DOE standardized SNF canisters or Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) Canisters.
The purpose of this calculation is to perform waste-form specific nuclear criticality safety calculations to aid in establishing criticality safety design criteria, and to identify design and process parameters that are potentially important to the criticality safety of Department of Energy (DOE) standardized Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) canisters. It is intended that the results of the criticality safety calculations provided in this document will
Intact and Degraded Criticality Calculations for the Codisposal of Shippingport LWBR Spent Nuclear Fuel in a Waste Package
The objective of this calculation is to characterize the nuclear criticality safety concerns associated with the codisposal of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Shippingport Light Water Breeder Reactor (SP LWBR) Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) in a 5-Defense High-Level Waste (5-DHLW) Waste Package (WP), which is to be placed in a Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR).
Disposal Criticality Analysis for Aluminum-based Fuel in a Codisposal Waste Package - ORR and MIT SNF - Phase II
The objective of this analysis is to characterize the criticality safety aspects of a degraded Department of Energy spent nuclear fuel (DOE-SNF) canister containing Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) or Oak Ridge Research (ORR) fuel in the Five-Pack Defense High-Level Waste (DHLW) waste package to demonstrate concept viability related to use in the Mined Geologic Disposal System (MGDS) environment for the postclosure time frame.
The Disposal Criticality Analysis Methodology Topical Report (Reference 1) states that the accuracy of the criticality analysis methodology (MCNP Monte Carlo code and cross-section data) designated to assess the potential for criticality of various configurations in the Yucca Mountain proposed repository is established by evaluating appropriately selected benchmark critical experiments.
Intact and Degraded Criticality Calculations for the Codisposal of Shippingport PWR Fuel in a Waste Package
The purpose of this calculation is to characterize the criticality safety concerns for the codisposal of Shippingport pressurized water reactor (SP PWR) spent nuclear fuel (SNF) contained in a standardized Department of Energy (DOE) SNF canister, and high-level waste (HLW) glass in a waste package (WP) placed in a Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR). The result of this calculation will be used to evaluate criticality issues and provide input for the DOE SNF canister design, referred to as "the canister" in this document.