A review of the current state-of-the-art methodology for handling bias and uncertainty in performing criticality safety evaluations. Final report

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The methodology for handling bias and uncertainty when calculational methods are used in criticality safety evaluations (CSE`s) is a rapidly evolving technology. The changes in the methodology are driven by a number of factors. One factor responsible for changes in the methodology for handling bias and uncertainty in CSE`s within the overview of the US Department of Energy (DOE) is a shift in the overview function from a ``site`` perception to a more uniform or ``national`` perception. Other causes for change or improvement in the methodology for handling calculational bias and uncertainty are; (1) an increased demand for benchmark criticals ... continued below

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Disney, R.K. October 1, 1994.

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The methodology for handling bias and uncertainty when calculational methods are used in criticality safety evaluations (CSE`s) is a rapidly evolving technology. The changes in the methodology are driven by a number of factors. One factor responsible for changes in the methodology for handling bias and uncertainty in CSE`s within the overview of the US Department of Energy (DOE) is a shift in the overview function from a ``site`` perception to a more uniform or ``national`` perception. Other causes for change or improvement in the methodology for handling calculational bias and uncertainty are; (1) an increased demand for benchmark criticals data to expand the area (range) of applicability of existing data, (2) a demand for new data to supplement existing benchmark criticals data, (3) the increased reliance on (or need for) computational benchmarks which supplement (or replace) experimental measurements in critical assemblies, and (4) an increased demand for benchmark data applicable to the expanded range of conditions and configurations encountered in DOE site restoration and remediation.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96002933

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  • Other: DE96002933
  • Report No.: INEL--94/0251
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/148677 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 148677
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624823

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Disney, R.K. A review of the current state-of-the-art methodology for handling bias and uncertainty in performing criticality safety evaluations. Final report, report, October 1, 1994; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624823/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.