Status of Monte Carlo at Los Alamos
Four papers were presented by Group X-6 on April 22, 1980, at the Oak Ridge Radiation Shielding Information Center (RSIC) Seminar-Workshop on Theory and Applications of Monte Carlo Methods. These papers are combined into one report for convenience and because they are related to each other. The first paper (by Thompson and Cashwell) is a general survey about X-6 and MCNP and is an introduction to the other three papers. It can also serve as a resume of X-6. The second paper (by Godfrey) explains some of the details of geometry specification in MCNP. The third paper (by Cashwell and Schrandt) illustrates calculating flux at a point with MCNP; in particular, the once-more-collided flux estimator is demonstrated. Finally, the fourth paper (by Thompson, Deutsch, and Booth) is a tutorial on some variance-reduction techniques. It should be required for a fledging Monte Carlo practitioner.
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- Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
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- 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; NEUTRON TRANSPORT THEORY; MONTE CARLO METHOD; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; GEOMETRY; LASL; NEUTRON FLUX; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; MATHEMATICS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; RADIATION FLUX; TRANSPORT THEORY; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS 654003* -- Radiation & Shielding Physics-- Neutron Interactions with Matter; 990200 -- Mathematics & Computers
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