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Transient Analysis

  1. Jul 16, 2008 #1
    At the moment I'n involved with a project that is using the S3K transient analysis code. I was wondering if anyone knows of a different code that will perform transient neutronic operations.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2008 #2

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    EPRI developed the ARROTTA code - 3D space-time kinetics code - for the purpose of reactor transient analysis. ARROTTA has been coupled with VIPRE-2. I don't know how well it performs with respect to S3K which is a fairly good code. The vendors have their own methods, but I believe they are not as advanced as S3K.

    This paper might be useful - Parallel Computing Methods For The Epri Spatial Kinetics Code Arrotta
    http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/54277.html - look for options on the righthand side of the page for downloading.
     
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  4. Jul 17, 2008 #3
    Thanks. I know that a lot of vendors use their own 'in-house' codes and don't distribute them commercially but is there any way of getting more information about them for a comparison to S3K? I'm trying to compare to see how they stand up to each other. Any type of benchmark test results would be useful.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2008 #4

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    VTT and Fortum (Finland) have developed APROS, but I don't know much about it.
    http://www.fortum.com/document.asp?path=14022;14024;14025;14035;15386;15387;15267;15273 [Broken]

    There is a group in the Dept. of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue, who have developed PARCS, Purdue Advanced Reactor Core Simulator, which might be available.
    https://engineering.purdue.edu/PARCS


    Vendor methods are proprietary (trade secret) and the details are not available in the public domain.
     
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