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IAEA1171 NOTRAN/3D.

NOTRAN/3D, 3-D Neutron Transport in X-Y-Z Geometry by Discrete Nodal Transport Method

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  NOTRAN/3D.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
NOTRAN/3D IAEA1171/01 Tested 27-DEC-1995

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
IAEA1171/01 CDC 6400 DEC VAX 6000
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

NOTRAN/3D solves the neutron transport equation in three-dimensional XYZ geometry by the discrete nodal transport method. Source and eigenvalue problems can be solved. The input format for cross sections is the same as for ANISN. Multigroup cross section libraries such as DLC-37 and DLC75/BUGLE-80 can be used.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

NOTRAN/3D uses the discrete nodal transport method. Anisotropic scattering is treated using Legendre expansion.  The order of interior flux approximation is two. Plane or linear leakage approximation of surface flux is used.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Maximum order of -
                 anisotropic scattering =  3
                 material compositions  = 20
                 energy groups          =  2
                 angular quadrature     =  8
                 zones                  = 20.
When coarse-mesh rebalancing is used, the maximum number of course meshes is 5 in each direction. If computer memory permits, some arrays can be enlarged to reduce the above restrictions.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:
IAEA1171/01
The three test cases included in this package have been run at the NEA-DB on a VAX 6000-510 computer. The following execution times were found: #1: 1.2s; #2: 0.6s; #3: 93s.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
IAEA1171/01 27-DEC-1995 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES:
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:
IAEA1171/01
The program was installed at the NEA-DB on a VAX 6000-510 computer.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
IAEA1171/01 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:
IAEA1171/01
The test installation on VAX 6000 was done under VMS-6.2. The source code was compiled with the DEC FORTRAN compiler  version 6.2.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

       Xie Zhongsheng, Wu Hongchun, and Zhu Xuehua
       Energy and Power Engineering Department
       Xi'an Jiaotong University, 710049
       P.R. of CHINA
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
IAEA1171/01
File name File description Records
IAEA1171_01.001 information file 161
IAEA1171_01.002 author's information file on input data 264
IAEA1171_01.003 NOTRAN source file 2858
IAEA1171_01.004 inverse of matrix calculation source file 187
IAEA1171_01.005 command file to compile and link NOTRAN 10
IAEA1171_01.006 command file to run NOTRAN 8
IAEA1171_01.007 description of test cases 26
IAEA1171_01.008 sample input file #1 12
IAEA1171_01.009 sample input file #2 12
IAEA1171_01.010 sample input file #3 12
IAEA1171_01.011 sample output file #1 267
IAEA1171_01.012 sample output file #2 267
IAEA1171_01.013 sample output file #3 414
IAEA1171_01.014 command file to run test case #1 8
IAEA1171_01.015 command file to run test case #2 8
IAEA1171_01.016 command file to run test case #3 8
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17. CATEGORIES
  • C. Static Design Studies

Keywords: anisotropic scattering, neutron transport equation, three-dimensional.