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Title: Monte Carlo Application ToolKit (MCATK)

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
  2. AWE Aldermaston
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1156962
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-13-27979
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Joint International Conference in Supercomputing on Nuclear Applications and Monte Carlo 2013 (SNA&MC 2013), Paris, France, 2013-10-27/2013-10-31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Monte Carlo Particle Transport Component Software Agile Development Parallel Computing Time-Dependent Population Control Mesh Based MCATK

Citation Formats

Adams, Terry R., Nolen, Steven D., Sweezy, Jeremy Ed, Zukaitis, Anthony J., Campbell, Joann M., Goorley, John T., Greene, Simon, and Aulwes, Robbie T. Monte Carlo Application ToolKit (MCATK). United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Adams, Terry R., Nolen, Steven D., Sweezy, Jeremy Ed, Zukaitis, Anthony J., Campbell, Joann M., Goorley, John T., Greene, Simon, & Aulwes, Robbie T. Monte Carlo Application ToolKit (MCATK). United States.
Adams, Terry R., Nolen, Steven D., Sweezy, Jeremy Ed, Zukaitis, Anthony J., Campbell, Joann M., Goorley, John T., Greene, Simon, and Aulwes, Robbie T. Wed . "Monte Carlo Application ToolKit (MCATK)". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1156962.
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year = {Wed Oct 16 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
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  • MCATK is a C++ component-based Monte Carlo neutron-gamma transport software library designed to build specialized applications and designed to provide new functionality in existing general-purpose Monte Carlo codes like MCNP; it was developed with Agile software engineering methodologies under the motivation to reduce costs. The characteristics of MCATK can be summarized as follows: MCATK physics – continuous energy neutron-gamma transport with multi-temperature treatment, static eigenvalue (k and α) algorithms, time-dependent algorithm, fission chain algorithms; MCATK geometry – mesh geometries, solid body geometries. MCATK provides verified, unit-tested Monte Carlo components, flexibility in Monte Carlo applications development, and numerous tools such asmore » geometry and cross section plotters. Recent work has involved deterministic and Monte Carlo analysis of stochastic systems. Static and dynamic analysis is discussed, and the results of a dynamic test problem are given.« less
  • The topic is presented in a series of slides organized as follows: MCATK overview, development strategy, available algorithms, problem modeling (sources, geometry, data, tallies), parallelism, miscellaneous tools/features, example MCATK application, recent areas of research, and summary and future work. MCATK is a C++ component-based Monte Carlo neutron-gamma transport software library with continuous energy neutron and photon transport. Designed to build specialized applications and to provide new functionality in existing general-purpose Monte Carlo codes like MCNP, it reads ACE formatted nuclear data generated by NJOY. The motivation behind MCATK was to reduce costs. MCATK physics involves continuous energy neutron & gammamore » transport with multi-temperature treatment, static eigenvalue (k eff and α) algorithms, time-dependent algorithm, and fission chain algorithms. MCATK geometry includes mesh geometries and solid body geometries. MCATK provides verified, unit-test Monte Carlo components, flexibility in Monte Carlo application development, and numerous tools such as geometry and cross section plotters.« less
  • This report discusses some applications of the Monte Carlo ToolKit.