3. NATURE OF PHYSICAL PROBLEM SOLVED
CONDOR-3 is a few group bi-dimensional lifetime program. The types of reactor regions which can be considered are - normal diffusion regions, non-diffusion or logarithmic regions in which a logarithmic derivative condition is given on the boundary, rodded regions which simulate the control rod poison properly smeared. The types of considered poisons are - burnable poisons, poison diluted over the whole reactor according to the dilution factor theta, poison in the rodded regions. The types of diffusion calculations are - straight Keff, dilution factor theta, poison in rodded region, boundary of a rodded region.
The main differences of CONDOR-3 with respect to CONDOR-2 concern the following points: the depletion equations are solved mesh-wise instead of region-wise. The library of basic cross sections is still a microscopic library or a macroscopic library (to be used for non-lifetime calculations). However, one can use different basic microscopic libraries for different regions. Moreover, the basic microscopic library (or libraries) can be modified at each time step by the program itself by computational procedures which obviously must be set up bearing in mind the reactor type.