Nuclear engineering computer codes


Nuclear engineering computer codes

With the decreased cost and increased capabilities of computers, Nuclear Engineering has implemented computer software into all facets of this field. There are a wide variety of fields associated with nuclear engineering, but computers and associated software are used most often in design and analysis. Neutron Kinetics, Thermal-hydraulics, and structural mechanics are all important in this effort.

The codes can be separated by use and function.

Monte Carlo:

  • MCNP
  • MCCARD

Transport:

Spatial Kinetics

Thermal-Hydraulics

Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • CFX
  • FLUENT
  • StarCD

Severe Accident

Many codes are supported by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The include SCALE, PARCS, TRACE (Formerly RELAP5 and TRAC-B), MELCOR, and many others.

http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/research/comp-codes.html

External links

http://www.min.uc.edu/nuclear/current_research/sinema-research/codes-of-interest


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