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NEA-0353 ICON.
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NEA-0353 ICON.

ICON, Reactor Operation Fission Products Inventory Calculation

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  ICON.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
ICON NEA-0353/01 Tested 01-MAY-1972

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-0353/01 IBM 360 series IBM 360 series
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3. NATURE OF PHYSICAL PROBLEM SOLVED

Determines complete fission product inventory for a reactor after a particular history of operating conditions taking into account the structure of the individual decay chains and also the effects of neutron capture.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

Each chain is fitted to a generalised decay scheme and the simultaneous differential equations, whose coefficient matrix is lower triangular, are solved.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

In its present form up to 100 reactor cycles may be examined but this may be readily increased.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

Less than 0.5 seconds/chain/mode of fission/ reactor cycle.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES: UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
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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-0353/01 01-MAY-1972 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES: - AERE R 6242.
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

Nuclear data is stored on a direct access device such as 2314 or 3330 disk.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-0353/01 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM OR MONITOR UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  Standard
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

ANY OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHOR:        R. L. Faircloth, AERE, Harwell, U.K.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-0353/01
File name File description Records
NEA0353_01.001 INFORMATION 2
NEA0353_01.002 SOURCE PROG.+DD CARDS+INPUT DATA 478
NEA0353_01.003 PRINTED OUTPUT 316
NEA0353_01.004 DATA LIBRARY (1) 779
NEA0353_01.005 DATA LIBRARY (2) 779
NEA0353_01.006 DATA LIBRARY (3) 779
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17. CATEGORIES
  • D. Depletion, Fuel Management, Cost Analysis, and Power Plant Economics

Keywords: capture, decay, fission products.