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Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2013, Article ID 487604, 6 pages
Research Article

Modification of Neutron Kinetic Code for Plate Type Fuel Nuclear Reactor

1King Saud University, P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
2Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1126, Hefei, Anhui 230031, China
3College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China

Received 16 July 2013; Revised 2 September 2013; Accepted 17 September 2013

Academic Editor: Wael H. Ahmed

Copyright © 2013 Salah Ud-Din Khan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The research is conducted on the modification of neutron kinetic code for the plate type fuel nuclear reactor. REMARK is a neutron kinetic code that works only for the cylindrical type fuel nuclear reactor. In this research, our main emphasis is on the modification of this code in order to be applicable for the plate type fuel nuclear reactor. For this purpose, detailed mathematical studies have been performed and are subjected to write the program in Fortran language. Since REMARK code is written in Fortran language, so we have developed the program in Fortran and then inserted it into the source library of the code. The main emphasis is on the modification of subroutine in the source library of the code for hexagonal fuel assemblies with plate type fuel elements in it. The number of steps involved in the modification of the code has been included in the paper. The verification studies were performed by considering the small modular reactor with hexagonal assemblies and plate type fuel in it to find out the power distribution of the reactor core. The purpose of the research is to make the code work for the hexagonal fuel assemblies with plate type fuel element.