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NEA-1716 TRIPOLI-4 VERS. 8.1.

TRIPOLI-4 version 8.1, 3D general purpose continuous energy Monte Carlo Transport code

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  TRIPOLI-4 version 8.1
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
TRIPOLI-4 VERS. 8.1 NEA-1716/07 Arrived 14-JUN-2013

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-1716/07 Linux-based PC,UNIX W.S.
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

TRIPOLI-4 solves the linear Boltzmann equation for neutrons and photons, with the Monte Carlo method, in any 3D geometry. The code uses ENDF format continuous energy cross-sections, from various international evaluations including JEFF-3.1.1, ENDF/B-VII.0, JENDL4 and FENDL2.1. Its official nuclear data library for applications, named CEAV5.1.1, is mainly based on the European evaluation JEFF-3.1.1 and is the only one delivered in this NEA package. TRIPOLI-4 solves fixed source as well as eigenvalue problems. It has advanced variance reduction methods to address deep penetration issues. Thanks to its robust and efficient parallelism capability, calculations are easily performed on multi-core single units, heterogeneous networks of workstations and massively parallel machines. Additional productivity tools, graphical as well as algorithmic, allow the user to efficiently set its input decks. With its large V&V data base, TRIPOLI-4 is used as a reference code for industrial purposes (fission/fusion), as well as a R&D and teaching tool, for radiation protection and shielding, core physics (without depletion in this NEA package), nuclear criticality-safety and nuclear instrumentation.

TRIPOLI-4 is a registered trademark of CEA.

Nuclear data
Typically any ENDF-6 format evaluation may be used. In this NEA package, TRIPOLI-4 version 8.1 comes with the CEAV5.1.1 nuclear data library, mainly based on the JEFF-3.1.1 evaluation.

Energy ranges
Neutron : 10E-11 to 20 MeV
Photon : 1 keV to 100 MeV

Geometry
3-D surface based and combinatorial with network and network of networks.
The code comes with a 2D interactive display of geometry and material.

Tallies
Volume, surface, point flux, current, reaction rate, deposited energy, keff, sub-critical multiplication factor, beta eff, dpa, pka, gaz production.

Variance reduction
Exponential Transform, splitting/roulette, automated estimation of importance map.

Perturbation
Density, concentration of isotopes, partial cross-sections.

Verification & Validation based on SINBAD for radiation protection and shielding, ICSBEP for criticality-safety and CEA proprietary benchmarks for core physics. No V&V documentation is provided with this NEA package.

Data library distributed with TRIPOLI-4 v8.1:
- CEAV5.1.1 nuclear data library, mainly based on JEFF-3.1.1, with thermal cross sections and probability tables on the same temperature grid
- Qfission: energy release during fission library
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4. METHODS:  Monte Carlo.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:  None noted.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

Running time is heavily case-dependent. TRIPOLI-4 running time is comparable with other state of the art Monte Carlo codes.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES

Automated importance map estimation for radiation protection and shielding calculations.
Versatile and robust parallel operation mode, for heterogeneous network of workstations, or massively parallel machines.
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

Static_visutripoli4 is the name of the 2D interactive display of the geometry, based on the TRIPOLI-4 geometry routines.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-1716/07 14-JUN-2013 Masterfiled restricted
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10. REFERENCES

- O. Petit, N. Huot, C. Jouanne, 'Implementation of Photonuclear Reactions in the Monte Carlo Transport Code TRIPOLI-4 and its First Validation in Waste Package Field', SNA + Monte Carlo 2010, Tokyo (Japan), Oct. 17-21, 2010

- F.X Hugot, Y. K. Lee, 'New display tool for the Monte-Carlo particle transport code TRIPOLI-4', SNA + Monte Carlo 2010, Tokyo (Japan), Oct. 17-21, 2010

- C. Trakas, O. Petit, 'TRIPOLI-4 Green's Functions & MCNP5 Importance to Estimate ex-core Detector Response on a N4 PWR', SNA + Monte Carlo 2010, Tokyo (Japan), Oct. 17-21, 2010

- Y. K. Lee and F.X Hugot, 'Calculation of the effective delayed neutron fraction by TRIPOLI-4 code for IPEN/mb-01 research reactor', M&C2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 8 - 12, 2011

- JC Trama et al, 'Overview of TRIPOLI-4 version 7 Continuous Energy Monte Carlo Code', ICAPP 2011

- O Petit, N Huot, C Jouanne, 'Implementation of Photonuclear Reactions in the Monte Carlo Transport Code TRIPOLI-4 and its First Validation in Waste Package Field', Progress in Nuclear Science and Technology (PNST), Vol 2, Oct 2011, pp 798-802

- O Petit, YK Lee, CM Diop, 'Variance Reduction Adjustment in Monte Carlo TRIPOLI-4 Neutron Gamma Coupled Calculations', ICRS-12 & RPSD-2012, Nara, Japon, Sept 2-7, 2012

- A Zoia, E Brun, C Jouanne, F Malvagi, 'Doppler Broadening of Neutron Elastic Scattering Kernels in TRIPOLI-4', Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol54, April 2013, pp 218-226

- Y-K Lee, 'Use of TRIPOLI-4.5 mesh tally to investigate power maps of the LEU-COMP-THERM-008 PWR critical lattices', M&C 2009

- Y. K. Lee and O. Petit, 'Display of Collision Sites with TRIPOLI-4 Monte Carlo Code', ANS RPSD 2010, Las Vegas, NV (USA), Apr. 18-23, 2010

- F Malouch, 'Development and Experimental Validation of a Calculation Scheme for Nuclear Heating Evaluation in the Core of the OSIRIS Material Testing Reactor', Journal of ASTM International (JAI), Volume 9, Issue 4, Apr. 2012

- YK Lee, 'TRIPOLI-4 Criticality Calculations for MOX Fuelled SNEAK 7A and 7B Fast Critical Assemblies', PHYSOR 2012, Knoxville, USA, Apr. 15-20, 2012

- YK Lee, FX Hugot, 'TRIPOLI-4 Shielding Calculation Capabilities for Fusion Facilities', SOFT-12, Liege, Belgique, Sep. 24-28, 2012

- S Bourganel, O Petit, CM Diop, '3D Particle Transport Using Green's Functions in TRIPOLI-4 Monte Carlo Code. Application to PWR Neutron Fluence and ex-core Response Studies', Nuclear Technology 2013
NEA-1716/07, included references:
- Emeric BRUN, Frederic DAMIAN, Eric DUMONTEIL, Francois-Xavier HUGOT, Yi-Kang
LEE, Fausto MALVAGI, Alain MAZZOLO, Odile PETIT, Jean-Christophe TRAMA, Thierry
VISONNEAU, Andrea ZOIA:
TRIPOLI-4 version 8 User Guide, CEA-R-6316, Feb. 2013.
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

LINUX 32 or 64 bits PC or cluster.
TRIPOLI-4.8.1 requires 100 Mbytes of disk space. The associated nuclear data library, CEAV5.1.1, requires 20 Gbytes of disk space.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-1716/07 Binary code only, C++, FORTRAN+C
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

TRIPOLI-4 version 8.1: No sources are included.
The binaries have been produced and tested on Linux32 and Linux64 bits platforms.
  
Depending on the operating system, the exact version of the system libraries used in Tripoli4 may be available or not. In case of missing libraries, the system manager will install them. The ldd command used on the binary can help to identify if there are missing libraries. The environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH may be used to specify directories containing the missing libraries.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION

This distribution package consists of one CD-ROM for the TRIPOLI-4 version 8.1 code, with installation procedure, some installation tests (elementary TRIPOLI-4 input decks with reference results), and the TRIPOLI-4 v8 User Guide CEA-R-6316 report. The TRIPOLI-4 v8.1 binaries and the 2D interactive geometry display static_visutripoli4 are located in the same directory CODE/bin. Some response files, to be convoluted to the flux by the code itself, are also available on the CDROM : DED (H*10 neutron and photon Equivalent Dose Rate responses) and kerma_nnp for neutron kerma in coupled neutron-photon calculations (these kerma responses are provided for a better figure of merit in coupled n-p calculations, but they are not suitable for neutron only calculations, in that case the deposited-energy tally of the code should be used directly).

Two DVD-ROMs for the CEAV5.1.1 nuclear data library, with installation procedure and a README to describe the data. These DVDROM should be installed before the code if the user wants to run the code installation tests. The cross sections, together with the S(alpha, beta) and the Probability Tables are available on a 16 temperatures grid, from 274K to 2974K. They mainly come from the JEFF-3.1.1 evaluation, with some few exceptions (photonuclear reactions from ENDF/B-VII.0 for example).
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Developed by the TRIPOLI-4 Project Team (in alphabetical order) Emeric BRUN, Frederic DAMIAN, Eric DUMONTEIL, Francois-Xavier HUGOT, Yi-Kang LEE, Fausto MALVAGI, Alain MAZZOLO, Odile PETIT, Jean-Christophe TRAMA, Thierry VISONNEAU, Andrea ZOIA, all from CEA Saclay, Nuclear Energy Directorate, SERMA R&D Unit, France. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of:

- the CEA Nuclear Data Teams at Saclay and Cadarache for their very valuable contributions to the CEAV5.1.1 nuclear data package and its V&V,

- the CEA Nuclear Analysis Teams at Saclay, Cadarache and other CEA centers for their very valuable contributions to the code through their extensive use of it and their feedback.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-1716/07
no sources are included,
installation procedure,
some installation tests (elementary TRIPOLI-4 input decks with reference
results),
User Guide,
binaries,
2D interactive geometry display static_visutripoli4,
response files: DED (H*10 neutron and photon Equivalent Dose Rate responses) and
kerma_nnp for neutron kerma in coupled neutron-photon calculations,
CEAV5.1.1 nuclear data library, with installation procedure and a README to
describe the data.
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17. CATEGORIES
  • C. Static Design Studies
  • J. Gamma Heating and Shield Design

Keywords: 3D, Monte Carlo, continuous energy cross sections, core physics, neutron, nuclear criticality-safety, nuclear instrumentation, photon, radiation protection, radiation shielding.