Computation in nuclear engineering

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I have the source code of Dragon but I don't know how to compile it on Windows OS.
I've tried to compile it using Intel Visual Fortran Compiler 11 but I got many errors.
do you know any solution?
I compiled it :smile:
 
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In the early 90s, there was a code called TWODANT (two dimensional diffusion accelerated neutron transport). I remember it would run on a modest PC and would give pretty good results. Don't know if it is used much anymore.
 
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In the early 90s, there was a code called TWODANT (two dimensional diffusion accelerated neutron transport). I remember it would run on a modest PC and would give pretty good results. Don't know if it is used much anymore.
As far as I've observed, the modeling codes tend to grow in complexity with capability of the times. For example, while a 2D model might have been used in the early 90s, if it were used now additional factors would be incorporated to provide more detailed analysis.

The easiest example I can think of is one of my professors in nuclear engineering used to use a 2D neutron diffusion model with about 35 points in the radial direction. Now in class when we write similar codes, they can comfortably be solved with 1000's of points.

Check out http://www.physorg.com/news183389151.html" [Broken] work being done at Argon with super-computers. Normally to try and get similar results a multi-cell model would need to be used to cut down on ram and processing requirements but with a super computer and clever programing they don't need it.
 
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I have the source code of Dragon but I don't know how to compile it on Windows OS.
I've tried to compile it using Intel Visual Fortran Compiler 11 but I got many errors.
do you know any solution?
So sorry, I only read your question more than a month later.
The easiest way (IMHO) to perform that is to install a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cygwin" [Broken], and install gcc4 core package, and gcc4-fortran.
Then you can compile it using gfortran. Readme explains it all.

Pretty recently, the possibility has been added to compile it directly under a Windows environment, but I didn't try that at all. Read more at :
http://www.polymtl.ca/merlin/faq.htm
http://www.polymtl.ca/merlin/archives.htm

Don't forget to download ENDF libraries, you'll need it :
http://www.polymtl.ca/merlin/libraries.htm

Learn to use/write/read bash scripts, you'll also need it.

Hope that my very late answer will help you.
 
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I compiled it :smile:
Darn. Again 1 month late xD
Sorry for the mess, and happy you did it ;)
 

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