Article BSA designs Physics Year 2021

A Topology Optimization Procedure for Assisting the Design of Nuclear Components

Journal of Nuclear Engineering, 2021

Authors:   Sébastien Chabod
Journal: Journal of Nuclear Engineering
Abstract: In this paper, we show that a module implemented in the MCNP transport code to perform sensitivity analyses can be diverted to perform topology optimizations of nuclear equipment. Component design with this approach leads to sophisticated solutions that outperform their human-designed counterparts.