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NEA-0112 KINAX-3.

KINAX-3, 1-D 1 Group Reactor Kinetics with Xe and I and Fission Products Heating and Auto-Control

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  KINAX-3.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
KINAX-3 NEA-0112/01 Tested 01-JUN-1966

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-0112/01 IBM 7094 IBM 7094
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3. NATURE OF PHYSICAL PROBLEM SOLVED

Studies the kinetic behaviour of  a power reactor, using one-dimensional, one neutron energy group model. Includes effects of Xenon, Iodine, fission product heating, auto-control, and other moving absorbers.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

Semi-implicit solution in time (Crank-Nicolson). Simple three point approximation to neutron diffusion terms in equations.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Maximum number of mesh points - 50
Maximum number of delay groups - 6
Maximum number of material temperatures calculated at each point - 17
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:  Approximately 1 second per time step, for a simple case.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

Temperatures can be calculated for extra channels whose properties and axial flux shapes may be different from the main one, but whose power changes with time in the same way.
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS: RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-0112/01 01-JUN-1966 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES
NEA-0112/01, included references:
- J. Ellis:
  The KINAX One-Dimensional Reactor Kinetic Program: KINAX-3
  CD/NS/11 (August 1963).
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:  32k. 6 tape units.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-0112/01 FORTRAN+FAP
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM OR MONITOR UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  FORTRAN II monitor.
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14. ANY OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

Maximum number of mesh points may be reduced by changing dimension statements, to allow programme to be run on a smaller computer, or a different operating system, e.g. FORTRAN IV/IBSYS.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHOR

J. Ellis
                                   C.E.G.B. Computing Branch
                                   Friars House
                                   Blackfriars Road
                                   London, S.E.1.
                                   U.K.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-0112/01
File name File description Records
NEA0112_01.001 SOURCE & DATA 5189
NEA0112_01.002 OUTPUT 621
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17. CATEGORIES
  • F. Space - Time Kinetics, Coupled Neutronics - Hydrodynamics - Thermodynamics

Keywords: absorption, fission products, iodine, neutron diffusion equation, one-dimensional, poisoning, reactor kinetics, xenon.