EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)
|Advanced Modelling and Simulation
|22 February 2021
SCIENTIFIC WORKFLOWS FOR MCNP6 AND PROTEUS WITHIN THE NEAMS WORKBENCH
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180 U.S.A.
Published online: 22 February 2021
In this work we integrate MCNP and PROTEUS, two high-fidelity reactor physics codes, into the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS)Workbench. Specifically, we enhance the user interface of each code by developing full-featured editor services. Next, we re-define MCNP textual outputs in HDF5 formats, at great convenience to the user. Further, these HDF5 outputs are (optionally) coerced to the OpenMC format, enabling powerful and common post-processing workflows. For compatible use of MCNP and PROTEUS, we develop a model unification workflow, converting PROTEUS to MCNP-compatible meshes and generating a corresponding template MCNP deck. Finally, we investigate cooperative use of MCNP and PROTEUS for hybrid Monte Carlo and deterministic variance reduction through Consistent Adjoint-Driven Importance Sampling (CADIS), demonstrated with a fixed-source shielding problem. Ultimately, we find our integration effort dramatically streamlines pre- and post-processing with MCNP and PROTEUS and enables transformative hybrid Monte Carlo and deterministic workflows.
Key words: MCNP / PROTEUS / CADIS / scientific workflows / NEAMS Workbench
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