Enhancements in Continuous-Energy Monte Carlo Capabilities for SCALE 6.2
SCALE is a widely used suite of tools for nuclear systems modeling and simulation that provides comprehensive, verified and validated, user-friendly capabilities for criticality safety, reactor physics, radiation shielding, and sensitivity and uncertainty analysis. For more than 30 years, regulators, industry, and research institutions around the world have used SCALE for nuclear safety analysis and design. SCALE provides a plug-and-play framework that includes three deterministic and three Monte Carlo radiation transport solvers that are selected based on the desired solution. SCALE includes the latest nuclear data libraries for continuous-energy and multigroup radiation transport as well as activation, depletion, and decay calculations. SCALE s graphical user interfaces assist with accurate system modeling, visualization, and convenient access to desired results. SCALE 6.2 provides several new capabilities and significant improvements in many existing features, especially with expanded continuous-energy Monte Carlo capabilities for criticality safety, shielding, depletion, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, and improved fidelity in nuclear data libraries. A brief overview of SCALE capabilities is provided with emphasis on new features for SCALE 6.2.
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- Resource Relation:
- Conference: PHYSOR 2014, Kyoto, Japan, 20140928, 20141003
- Research Org:
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
- Sponsoring Org:
- NNSA USDOE - National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- SCALE; KENO; Monaco; Continuous-Energy; Eigenvalue; Shielding
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