MONK and MCBEND: Current Status and Recent Developments
1 AMEC Clean Energy - Europe, Kimmeridge House, Dorset Green Technology Park, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, DT2 8ZB, United Kingdom
2 AMEC Clean Energy - Europe, Thomson House, Birchwood, Risley, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 6GA, United Kingdom
MONK® and MCBEND are Monte Carlo software packages for: nuclear criticality and reactor physics; and radiation shielding and dosimetry applications, respectively. The codes are actively developed, maintained and supported by AMEC’s ANSWERS® Software Service in line with the ANSWERS vision of providing easy-to-use software that meets the current and emerging needs of the user community. This paper summarises the current status of MONK and MCBEND and the recent developments which have been carried out to the codes, and their supporting nuclear data libraries and visualisation package.
Key words: MONK / MCBEND / Monte Carlo / criticality / reactor physics / shielding / dosimetry / parallel / HPC / visualisation / graphics
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