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ANS 19.3.4

2nd Edition, January 1, 2002

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The Determination of Thermal Energy Deposition Rates in Nuclear Reactors

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , October 28, 2008


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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2nd Edition, January 1, 2002
  • Published Date: October 28, 2008
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • Page Count: 18
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

It is the purpose of this standard to provide criteria for the following:

(1) determination of the energy allocation among the principal particles and photons produced in fission, both prompt and delayed;

(2) adoption of appropriate treatment of heavy charged particle and electron slowing down in matter;

(3) determination of the spatial energy deposition rates resulting from the interactions of neutrons;

(4) calculation of the spatial energy deposition rates resulting from the various interactions of photons with matter;

(5) presentation of the results of such computations, including verification of accuracy and specification of uncertainty.

This standard addresses the energy generation and deposition rates for all types of nuclear reactors where the neutron reaction rate distribution and photon and beta emitter distributions are known. Its scope is limited to the reactor core, including blanket zones, control elements and core internals, pressure vessel, and the thermal and biological shielding.