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IAEA1222 HAMCIND.

HAMCIND, Cell Burnup with Fission Products Poisoning

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  HAMCIND.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
HAMCIND IAEA1222/01 Tested 21-NOV-2002

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
IAEA1222/01 CDC CYBER 180 PC Pentium III
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

HAMCIND is a cell burnup code based in a coupling between HAMMER-TECHNION and CINDER. The fission  product poisoning is taken into account in an explicit fashion.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

The nonlinear coupled set of equations for the  neutron transport and nuclide transmutation equations and nuclide transmutation equations in a unit cell is solved by HAMCIND in a quasi-static approach. The spectral transport equation is solved by  HAMMER-TECHNION at the beginning of each time-step while the nuclide transmutation equations are solved by CINDER for every time-step.
The HAMMER-TECHNION spectral calculations are performed taking into account the fission product contribution to the macroscopic cross sections (fast and thermal), in the inelastic scattering matrix and even in the thermal scattering matrices.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Restrictions and/or  limitations for HAMCIND depend upon the local operating system.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:  4 seconds on the test PC.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

The original non portable code has been replaced by a portable program to convert the libraries into binary.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
IAEA1222/01 21-NOV-2002 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

- J. Barhen, W. Rothensthein and E. Taviv:
  The HAMMER Code System
  Technion-Israel Int. of Tech. Haifa, Dept. of Nuclear Enginnering
  EPRI-NP-656 (1978).
- W.B. Wilson, T.R. England, R.J. Labauve, M.E. Batta, D.E. Wessol
  and R.T. Perry:
  Status of CINDER and ENDF/B-V Based Libraries for Transmutation
  Calculations
  Proc. Int. Conf. Nuclear Waste TRansmuattion. Austin, TX, p. 673
  (July 22-24 (1980), (March 1981)).
- A. Santos, A.Y. Abe:
  Burbup Physics in a Coupled HAMMER-TECHNION/CINDER-2 System and
  ENDF/B-V Aggregate Fission Product Thermal Cross Section
  Validation
  Proc. of the International Conference on the Physics of Reactor:
  Operation, Design and Computation, Physor-90 (April 2-27, (1990),
  Marseille-France, Vol. 2, pp. 142-150.
IAEA1222/01, included references:
- A.Y. Abe and A. Santos:
  HAMCIND Version 1.0 Cell Burnup Code
  (November 26, 1991).
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

HAMCIND is operable on the CDC-Cyber machine  but it can be easily converted to most types of machines.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
IAEA1222/01 FORTRAN-77
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  CDC-Cyber 180/830 - NOS 2.7.1.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

          Alfredo Y. Abe, Adimir dos Santos
          IPEN/CNEN-SP
          Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares
          Departamento de Technologia Nuclear (RTF)
          Travessa R-400 Cidade Universitaria
          Caixa Postal 11049 - CEP 05499
          Sao Paulo, Brazil
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
IAEA1222/01
miscellaneous    mag tapeTape Description                           MISTP
source program   mag tapeHAMCIND Source Program                     SRCTP
source program   mag tapeBCD Thermal Source Program                 SRCTP
source program   mag tapeUNBCD Thermal Source Program               SRCTP
source program   mag tapeBCD Epithermal Source Program              SRCTP
source program   mag tapeUNBCD Epithermal Source Program            SRCTP
test-case data   mag tapeJob Control Information                    DATTP
symb data lib    mag tapeThermal Multigroup Library                 LBSTP
symb data lib    mag tapeEpithermal Multigroup Library              LBSTP
symb data lib    mag tapeThermal Fission Product Library            LBSTP
symb data lib    mag tapeEpithermal Fission Product Library         LBSTP
symb data lib    mag tapeFission Product, Actinide Chains Library   LBSTP
test-case data   mag tapeInput Test-Case                            DATTP
test-case output mag tapeOutput Test-Case                           OUTTP
report                   HAMCIND Ver. 1.0 (November 26, 1991)       REPPT
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17. CATEGORIES
  • B. Spectrum Calculations, Generation of Group Constants and Cell Problems
  • D. Depletion, Fuel Management, Cost Analysis, and Power Plant Economics

Keywords: burnup, cell calculation, fission products, poisoning, reactor lattices.