Bayesian Monte Carlo assimilation for the PETALE experimental programme using inter-dosimeter correlation
1 Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Systems behaviour (LRS), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
2 Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Thermal Hydraulics (LRT), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland
3 Nuclear Energy and Safety Research Division (NES), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland
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Published online: 30 September 2020
This article presents the methodology developed to generate and use dosimeter covariances and to estimate nuisance parameters for the PETALE experimental programme. In anticipation of the final experimental results, this work investigates the consideration of these experimental correlations in the Bayesian assimilation process on nuclear data. Results show that the assimilation of a given set of dosimeters provides a strong constraint on some of the posterior reaction rate predictions of the other dosimeters. It confirms that, regarding the assimilation process, the different sets of dosimeters are correlated.
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