EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Advanced Modelling and Simulation|
|Published online||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
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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