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NEA-1878 TRIPOLI-4 VERSION 9S

TRIPOLI-4 version 9S, Coupled Neutron, Photon, Electron, Positron 3-D, Time Dependent Monte-Carlo Transport Calculation

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  TRIPOLI-4 version 9S
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
TRIPOLI-4 VERSION 9S NEA-1878/02 Arrived 10-OCT-2013

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-1878/02 Linux-based PC,UNIX W.S.
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

TRIPOLI-4 version 9S solves the linear Boltzmann equation for neutrons and photons, with the Monte Carlo method, in any 3D geometry. The code uses ENDF format continuous energy cross-sections, from various international evaluations including JEFF-3.1.1, ENDF/B-VII.0, JENDL4 and FENDL2.1. Its official nuclear data library for applications, named CEAV5.1.1, is mainly based on the European evaluation JEFF-3.1.1 and is the only one delivered in this NEA package. TRIPOLI-4 version 9S solves fixed source problems. It has advanced variance reduction methods to address deep penetration issues. Thanks to its robust and efficient parallelism capability, calculations are easily performed on multi-core single units, heterogeneous networks of workstations and massively parallel machines. Additional productivity tools, graphical as well as algorithmic, allow the user to efficiently set its input decks. With its large V&V data base, TRIPOLI-4 version 9S is used as a reference code for industrial purposes (fission/fusion), as well as a R&D and teaching tool, for radiation protection and shielding and nuclear instrumentation.

TRIPOLI-4 is a registered trademark of CEA.
  
Nuclear data:
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Typically any ENDF-6 format evaluation may be used. In this NEA package, TRIPOLI-4 version 9S comes with the CEAV5.1.1 nuclear data library, mainly based on the JEFF-3.1.1 evaluation.
  
Energy ranges:
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Neutron : 10E-11 to 20 MeV
Photon : 1 keV to 100 MeV

Geometry:
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3-D surface based and combinatorial with network and network of networks.
The code comes with a 2D interactive display of geometry and material.

Tallies:
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Volume, surface, point flux, current, reaction rate, deposited energy, dpa, pka, gaz production.

Variance reduction:
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Exponential Transform, splitting/roulette, automated estimation of importance map.   

Perturbation:
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Density, concentration of isotopes, partial cross-sections.

Verification & Validation based on SINBAD for radiation protection and shielding. No V&V documentation is provided with this NEA package.

Data library distributed with TRIPOLI-4 v9S:
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- CEAV5.1.1 nuclear data library, mainly based on JEFF-3.1.1, with thermal cross sections and probability tables on the same temperature grid
- Qfission: energy release during fission library
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4. METHODS:  Monte Carlo method.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:  None noted.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

Running time is heavily case-dependent. TRIPOLI-4 running time is comparable with other state of the art Monte Carlo codes.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES

Automated importance map estimation for radiation protection and shielding calculations.
Versatile and robust parallel operation mode, for heterogeneous network of workstations, or massively parallel machines.
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

Static_visutripoli4 is the name of the 2D interactive display of the geometry, based on the TRIPOLI-4 geometry routines.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-1878/02 10-OCT-2013 Masterfiled restricted
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10. REFERENCES

- O. Petit, N. Huot, C. Jouanne, "Implementation of Photonuclear Reactions in the Monte Carlo Transport Code TRIPOLI-4 and its First Validation in Waste Package Field", SNA + Monte Carlo 2010, Tokyo (Japan), Oct. 17-21, 2010.

- F.-X. Hugot, Y.K. Lee, "New display tool for the Monte-Carlo particle transport code TRIPOLI-4", SNA + Monte Carlo 2010, Tokyo (Japan), Oct. 17-21, 2010.

- C. Trakas, O. Petit, "TRIPOLI-4 Green's Functions & MCNP5 Importance to Estimate ex-core Detector Response on a N4 PWR", SNA + Monte Carlo 2010, Tokyo (Japan), Oct. 17-21, 2010.

- J.-C. Trama et al., "Overview of TRIPOLI-4 version 7 Continuous Energy Monte Carlo Code", ICAPP 2011.

- O. Petit, N. Huot, C. Jouanne, "Implementation of Photonuclear Reactions in the Monte Carlo Transport Code TRIPOLI-4 and its First Validation in Waste Package Field", Progress in Nuclear Science and Technology (PNST), Vol 2, Oct. 2011, pp 798-802.

- O. Petit, Y.-K. Lee, C.M. Diop, "Variance Reduction Adjustment in Monte Carlo TRIPOLI-4 Neutron Gamma Coupled Calculations", ICRS-12 & RPSD-2012, Nara, Japon, Sept. 2-7, 2012.

- A. Zoia, E. Brun, C. Jouanne, F. Malvagi, "Doppler Broadening of Neutron Elastic Scattering Kernels in TRIPOLI-4", Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol.54, April 2013, pp 218-226.

- Y.-K. Lee, "use of TRIPOLI-4.5 mesh tally to investigate power maps of the LEU-COMP-THERM-008 PWR critical lattices", M&C 2009.

- Y.-K. Lee and O. Petit, "Display of Collision Sites with TRIPOLI-4 Monte Carlo Code", ANS RPSD 2010, Las Vegas, NV (USA), Apr. 18-23, 2010.

- Y.-K. Lee, F.-X. Hugot, "TRIPOLI-4 Shielding Calculation Capabilities for Fusion Facilities", SOFT-12, Liege, Belgique, Sep. 24-28, 2012.

- S. Bourganel, O. Petit, C.M. Diop, "3D Particle Transport Using Green's Functions in TRIPOLI-4 Monte Carlo Code. Application to PWR Neutron Fluence and ex-core Response Studies", Nuclear Technology 2013.
NEA-1878/02, included references:
- CEA-R-6316 TRIPOLI-4 version 8 User Guide (in this NEA package), 2013 and
TRIPOLI-4 version 9S release note.
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

LINUX 32 or 64 bits PC or cluster.
TRIPOLI-4.9S requires 100 Mbytes of disk space. The associated nuclear data library, CEAV5.1.1, requires 20 Gbytes of disk space.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-1878/02 Binary code only, C++, FORTRAN+C
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

TRIPOLI-4.9S: No sources are included.
The binaries in this package have been produced and tested on Linux32 and Linux64 bits platforms.
  
Depending on the operating system, the exact version of the system libraries used in Tripoli4 may be available or not. In case of missing libraries, the system manager will install them. The ldd command used on the binary can help to identify if there are missing libraries. The environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH may be used to specify directories containing the missing libraries.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Developed by  the TRIPOLI-4 Project Team (in alphabetical order) Emeric BRUN, Frederic DAMIAN, Eric DUMONTEIL, Francois-Xavier HUGOT, Yi-Kang LEE, Fausto MALVAGI, Alain MAZZOLO, Odile PETIT, Jean-Christophe TRAMA, Thierry VISONNEAU, Andrea ZOIA:
CEA Saclay
Nuclear Energy Directorate
SERMA R&D Unit
France.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of
- The CEA Nuclear Data Teams at Saclay and Cadarache for their very valuable contributions to the CEAV5.1.1 nuclear data package and its V&V.
- The CEA Nuclear Analysis Teams at Saclay, Cadarache and other CEA centers for their very valuable contributions to the code through their extensive use of it and their feedback.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-1878/02
No sources are included
installation procedure
installation tests (elementary TRIPOLI-4 input decks with reference results)
TRIPOLI-4 v8 User Guide CEA-R-6316 report
TRIPOLI-4 version 9S release note
TRIPOLI-4 v9S binaries
2D interactive geometry display static_visutripoli4
response files
CEAV5.1.1 nuclear data library, with installation procedure and a README to
describe the data
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17. CATEGORIES
  • C. Static Design Studies
  • J. Gamma Heating and Shield Design

Keywords: 3D, Monte Carlo, continuous energy cross sections, neutron, nuclear instrumentation, photon, radiation protection, radiation shielding.