Fast nuclear fuel depletion code
UWB1 is a fast nuclear fuel depletion code developed by Czech universities (University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and Czech Technical University in Prague). Although the code is intended for fuel design optimization with burnable absorbers, it can be used to calculate fuel depletion calculations in general.
The code's main features include:
Currently, arbitrary 2-D geometry described by concentric cylinders in square or triangular lattice is supported. The code is able to calculate fuel inventory and multiplication factor during depletion.
Lovecký, M., Piterka, L., Prehradný, J. and Škoda, R. "UWB1 – Fast nuclear fuel depletion code", Annals of Nuclear Energy 71 (2014) 333-339.
Lovecký, M., Jiřičková, J. and Škoda, R. "Monte Carlo solver for UWB1 nuclear fuel depletion code", Annals of Nuclear Energy 85 (2015) 778–787.
Lovecký, M., Škoda, R., Hussein, M., Song, J. and Chan, P. "The Application of UWB1 Nuclear Fuel Depletion Code on a CANDU Fuel Bundle", Progress in Nuclear Energy 90 (2016) 127-139.