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IAEA1437 SUPERMC.
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IAEA1437 SUPERMC.

SUPERMC, Super Monte Carlo simulation program for nuclear and radiation process

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM

SuperMC

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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
SUPERMC IAEA1437/01 Tested 07-JUL-2016

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
IAEA1437/01 Linux-based PC,PC Windows PC Windows
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

Super Monte Carlo simulation program for nuclear and radiation process (SuperMC), a general, intelligent, accurate and precise simulation software system for the nuclear design and safety evaluation of nuclear systems, is designated to support the comprehensive neutronics calculation, taking the radiation transport as the core and including the depletion, radation source term/dose/biohazard, material activation and transmutation, etc. It supports multi-physics coupling calculation including thermo-hydraulics, structural mechanics, chemistry, biology, etc. The main technical features include hybrid MC-deterministic methods and the adoption of advanced information technologies, while the main usability features include automatic modeling of geometry and physics, visualisation and virtual simulation and cloud computing services.

 

The latest version of SuperMC can accomplish the transport calculation of n, γ and can be applied for criticality and shielding design of reactors as well as analysis in medical physics.

 

SuperMC has been verified and validated by more than 2000 benchmark models and experiments, such as International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP), Shielding Integral Benchmark Archive and Database (SINBAD), and the comprehensive applications from the reactors including fusion reactor (ITER benchmark model, FDS-II), fast reactor (BN600, IAEA-ADS), PWR (BEAVRS, HM, TCA) and International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP), etc. SuperMC greatly speeds up the neutronics analysis, especially for complicated problems. Based on this program, detailed and accurate nuclear analysis models can be created, and accurate nuclea analysis can be performed as well.

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4. METHODS
  1. Monte Carlo transport methods of neutron and photon with series of novel acceleration methods for transport calculation.

  2. Automatic CAD-based geometry modeling method with geometry decomposing algorithm and model reuse technique.

  3. 4D whole process intelligent and visualised analysis method including data visualisation mixed with calculation geometries.

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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

The energy range is 1.0e-11~150MeV for neutron and 1keV~1GeV for photon.

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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

The running time is dependent on the complexity of problem.

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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
  1. CAD-based automatic geometry and physics modeling with high efficiency and precision.

  2. Efficient particle transport calculation based on particle uniformity and location anticipation.

  3. Multi-dimensional and multi-style intelligent visualisation analysis.

  4. Intelligent of automatic modeling, efficient computation and visualisation analysis based on cloud computing.

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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

MPICH2-1.4.1

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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
IAEA1437/01 07-JUL-2016 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES
  • Wu Y, Song J, Zheng H, et al. CAD-based Monte Carlo program for integrated simulations of nuclear system SuperMC. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 2015,82:161-168.

  • Y. Wu, FDS Team. CAD-Based Interface Program for Fusion Neutron Transport Simulation. Fusion Engineering and Design, 2009, 84(7-11), 1987-1992.

  • Song J, Sun G, Chen Z, et al. Benchmarking of CAD-based SuperMC with ITER benchmark model. Fusion Engineering and Design, 2014, 89(11):2499-2503.

  • Y. Li, L. Lu, A. Ding, et al. Benchmarking of MCAM4.0 with ITER 3D Model. Fusion Engineering and Design, 2007, 82:2861-2866.

  • H. Hu, Y. Wu, M. Chen, et al. Benchmarking of SNAM with the ITER 3D Model. Fusion Engineering and Design, 2007, 82: 2867-2871.

IAEA1437/01, included references:
- SuperMC - Super Monte Carlo Simulation Program for Nuclear and Radiation
Process
- SuperMC Installation Guide
- SuperMC User Manual
- Yican Wu:
CAD-based interface programs for fusion neutron transport simulation
Fusion Engineering and Design 84(2009)1987-1992
- Yican Wu, Jing Song, Huaqing Zheng, Guangyao Sun, Lijuan Hao, Pengcheng Long,
Liqin Hu:
CAD-based Monte Carlo program for integrated simulation of nuclear system
SuperMC, Annals of Nuclear Energy 82(2015)161-168
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Bottommost PC hardware configuration:

CPU: Dual-Core 1.5 GHZ

Memory: 512 MB

Hard disk space: 3 GB

 

Recommended hardware configuration:

CPU: Dual-Core 3.0 GHZ

Memory: 4 GB

Hard disk space: 10 GB

 

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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
No specified programming language
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

SuperMC can run on Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit and Linux CentOS 5.4/6.6.

 

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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology

Chine Academy of Sciences / FDS Team

P.O Box 1135

Hefei, Anhui, 230031

China

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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
IAEA1437/01
Monte Carlo project file
Calculation input file
Calculation outpout file
Documentation
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17. CATEGORIES
  • C. Static Design Studies
  • J. Gamma Heating and Shield Design
  • K. Reactor Systems Analysis

Keywords: CAD-based modeling, Monte Carlo simulation, high fidelity, neutron, nuclear system, photon, visualisation.