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Title: Criticality safety enhancements for SCALE 6.2 and beyond

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. Since 1980, regulators, industry, and research institutions around the world have relied on SCALE for nuclear safety analysis and design. SCALE 6.2 provides several new capabilities and significant improvements in many existing features for criticality safety analysis. Enhancements are realized for nuclear data; multigroup resonance self-shielding; continuous-energy Monte Carlo analysis for sensitivity/uncertainty analysis, radiation shielding, and depletion; and graphical user interfaces. An overview of these capabilities is provided in this paper, and additional details are provided in several companion papers.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1225422
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ICNC 2015, Charlotte, NC (United States), 13-17 Sep 2015
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; REACTOR SAFETY; SAFETY ANALYSIS; CRITICALITY; MONTE CARLO METHOD; S CODES; REACTOR PHYSICS; SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS; SHIELDING; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; RADIATION PROTECTION; DESIGN; MULTIGROUP THEORY; DISPLAY DEVICES; RESONANCE; SELF-SHIELDING