Stochastic Inventory Analysis Tools & Methodology
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The primary motivation for developing stochastic methods for analysing isotopic inventories is the complex flows of materials being proposed in a variety of nuclear systems and fuel cycles. In some cases, material will be subject to arbitrary flow paths, in and out of neutron fields of various strengths. In other cases, some fraction of a fluid fissile fuel will be diverted to be clensed of fission products. On a larger scale, material from one reactor system may be separated with different components and materials flowing to different reactor systems as part of symbiotic cycles. Most or all of these systems may benefit from the development of inventory analysis using stochastic methods.