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Title: Multidimensional Fuel Performance Code: BISON

BISON is a finite element based nuclear fuel performance code applicable to a variety of fuel forms including light water reactor fuel rods, TRISO fuel particles, and metallic rod and plate fuel (Refs. [a, b, c]). It solves the fully-coupled equations of thermomechanics and species diffusion and includes important fuel physics such as fission gas release and material property degradation with burnup. BISON is based on the MOOSE framework (Ref. [d]) and can therefore efficiently solve problems on 1-, 2- or 3-D meshes using standard workstations or large high performance computers. BISON is also coupled to a MOOSE-based mesoscale phase field material property simulation capability (Refs. [e, f]). As described here, BISON includes the code library named FOX, which was developed concurrent with BISON. FOX contains material and behavioral models that are specific to oxide fuels.
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Report Number(s):
BISON; 003268MLTPL00
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Software Package Contents:
Media Directory; Software Abstract; Media includes Source Code; / 1 CD-ROM
Software CPU:
Open Source:
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Related Software:
MOOSE, libMesh, PETSc
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory
Sponsoring Org:
United States Department of Energy
Contributing Orgs:
Jason Hales, Rich Williamson, Steve Novascone, Ben Spencer, Giovanni Pastore, Derek Gaston, Cody Permann, David Andrs, Michael Tonks, Danielle Perez, Rich Martineau, Shane Stafford, Andrew Slaughter, John Peterson, Rick Gleicher, Pavel Medvedev, Tom Larson (former BEA employee), Chris Newman (former BEA employee).
Country of Publication:
United States

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