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PSR-0616 NUCWIZ.
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PSR-0616 NUCWIZ.

NucWiz, set up and run Monte Carlo calculations

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM

NucWiz

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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
NUCWIZ PSR-0616/01 Arrived 14-FEB-2020

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
PSR-0616/01 PC Windows
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

NucWiz is a program that can set up and run Monte Carlo N-particle (MCNP©) calculations. The input file is constrained to a number of simple geometries, source, and detector configurations. The user interface allows a user to specify a simple geometry configuration, select from specific source geometries, and then specify detector types and locations. Once these parameters are specified, a complete MCNP© input file will be generated that can be run from within NucWiz. The output file can also be viewed directly from NucWiz. NucWiz is designed to create simple geometries with simple sources and simple tallies. This allows for 100 shield/source/tally combinations. Only one source and one shield geometry is allowed per input file, however, multiple tallies and tally configurations are allowed.

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4. METHODS

A menu-driven graphical interface that allows a user to dynamically creates the input file for MCNP©. As each element is added to the input file, the input file is completely regenerated to include this new element. NucWiz will detect if any of these elements interfere with each other and issue an error message, although care should be taken by the user to avoid this, since, there still may be configurations that are not accurately detected. The resulting input file can then be run using the MCNP© code installed on the user's computer, either within NucWiz or at the command prompt. Users are required to purchase and install MCNP© as a separate package from RSICC. Since NucWiz only creates the source, geometry and tallies, it can be run in any version of MCNP5©, MCNPX© or MCNP6©.

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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Must have a working MCNP5©, MCNPX©, or MCNP6© executable to run created input files. See the developer’s website for workshop schedules and other information.

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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

The interactive running times depends upon the complexity of the input file being created.

 

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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
PSR-0616/01 14-FEB-2020 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES
PSR-0616/01, included references:
- R.A. Schwarz:
NucWiz User's Manual, NucWiz Version 1 (May 2017).
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Windows systems only.

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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
PSR-0616/01 C++
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

DirectX must be installed on the computer or the user must use the DLL supplied with the executable.

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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Contributed by: Radiation Safety Information Computational Center

                Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Developed by:   Visual Editor Consultants, Richland, Washington, USA

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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
PSR-0616/01
executable
manual
DLL needed to run the executable
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17. CATEGORIES
  • L. Data Preparation

Keywords: MCNP, Monte Carlo.