RMC - A Monte Carlo Code for Reactor Core Analysis
1 Tsinghua University, Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 100084
2 Tsinghua University, Department of Physics, School of Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 100084
A new Monte Carlo transport code RMC has been being developed by Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing as a tool for reactor core analysis on high-performance computing platforms. To meet the requirements of reactor analysis, RMC now has such functions as criticality calculation, fixed-source calculation, burnup calculation and kinetics simulations. Some techniques for geometry treatment, new burnup algorithm, source convergence acceleration, massive tally and parallel calculation, and temperature dependent cross sections processing are researched and implemented in RMC to improve the effciency. Validation results of criticality calculation, burnup calculation, source convergence acceleration, tallies performance and parallel performance shown in this paper prove the capabilities of RMC in dealing with reactor analysis problems with good performances.
Key words: RMC / Monte Carlo / reactor analysis / source convergence / burnup calculation
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