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Title: Software Quality Assurance and Verification for the MPACT Library Generation Process

Abstract

This report fulfills the requirements for the Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors (CASL) milestone L2:RTM.P14.02, “SQA and Verification for MPACT Library Generation,” by documenting the current status of the software quality, verification, and acceptance testing of nuclear data libraries for MPACT. It provides a brief overview of the library generation process, from general-purpose evaluated nuclear data files (ENDF/B) to a problem-dependent cross section library for modeling of light-water reactors (LWRs). The software quality assurance (SQA) programs associated with each of the software used to generate the nuclear data libraries are discussed; specific tests within the SCALE/AMPX and VERA/XSTools repositories are described. The methods and associated tests to verify the quality of the library during the generation process are described in detail. The library generation process has been automated to a degree to (1) ensure that it can be run without user intervention and (2) to ensure that the library can be reproduced. Finally, the acceptance testing process that will be performed by representatives from the Radiation Transport Methods (RTM) Focus Area prior to the production library’s release is described in detail.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1394304
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2017/247
74736
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Liu, Yuxuan, Williams, Mark L., Wiarda, Dorothea, Clarno, Kevin T., Kim, Kang Seog, and Celik, Cihangir. Software Quality Assurance and Verification for the MPACT Library Generation Process. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1394304.
Liu, Yuxuan, Williams, Mark L., Wiarda, Dorothea, Clarno, Kevin T., Kim, Kang Seog, & Celik, Cihangir. Software Quality Assurance and Verification for the MPACT Library Generation Process. United States. doi:10.2172/1394304.
Liu, Yuxuan, Williams, Mark L., Wiarda, Dorothea, Clarno, Kevin T., Kim, Kang Seog, and Celik, Cihangir. Mon . "Software Quality Assurance and Verification for the MPACT Library Generation Process". United States. doi:10.2172/1394304. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1394304.
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abstractNote = {This report fulfills the requirements for the Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors (CASL) milestone L2:RTM.P14.02, “SQA and Verification for MPACT Library Generation,” by documenting the current status of the software quality, verification, and acceptance testing of nuclear data libraries for MPACT. It provides a brief overview of the library generation process, from general-purpose evaluated nuclear data files (ENDF/B) to a problem-dependent cross section library for modeling of light-water reactors (LWRs). The software quality assurance (SQA) programs associated with each of the software used to generate the nuclear data libraries are discussed; specific tests within the SCALE/AMPX and VERA/XSTools repositories are described. The methods and associated tests to verify the quality of the library during the generation process are described in detail. The library generation process has been automated to a degree to (1) ensure that it can be run without user intervention and (2) to ensure that the library can be reproduced. Finally, the acceptance testing process that will be performed by representatives from the Radiation Transport Methods (RTM) Focus Area prior to the production library’s release is described in detail.},
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year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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