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PSR-0117 MARS-ORNL.

MARS-ORNL, Processing Program Collection for AMPX, CCCC, ANISN, DOT, MORSE Format Library
LINX, MINX Library Utility, Data Merge
BINX, MINX Utility and SPHINX Utility, BCD to BIN Library Conversion
CINX, MINX Utility and SPHINX Utility, Library Data Collapsing

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  MARS-ORNL.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
CINX PSR-0117/03 Tested 01-NOV-1979
MARS-ORNL PSR-0117/04 Arrived 27-NOV-2001

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
PSR-0117/03 IBM 370 series IBM 370 series
PSR-0117/04 IBM 360 series
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM OR FUNCTION

MARS-ORNL is a selection of computer codes for the generation of problem-dependent multigroup cross section libraries. They are selected modules from the AMPX-2 system for AMPX interface format libraries, LASL codes for CCCC interfaces, and processing codes for libraries to be used by ANISN,  DOT, or MORSE codes. The codes in the collection are used in connection with the following DLC data libraries: ZZ-LIB-IV (DLC-0040), ZZ-VITAMIN-C (DLC-0041), VITAMIN-4C (DLC-0053), ZZ-CLEAR/42B (DLC-0042), ZZ-CSRL/43B (DLC-0043), and EPRMASTER (DLC-0052).

The functions of these processing codes are briefly described:

    A. AMPX Modules

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AIM: Converts AMPX Master Interface Files from EBCDIC to binary form and back.



AJAX: Merges, collects, assembles, re-orders, joins, and copies selected nuclides from AMPX Master Interfaces.



BONAMI: Accesses Bondarenko factors from an AMPX Master Library and  performs resonance self-shielding calculations.



CHOX: Produces a coupled interface library in AMPX format by combining neutron libraries (generated by module XLACS), gamma libraries (generated by module SMUG), and photon production libraries (generated by module LAPHNGAS).



CHOXM: Combines self-shielding factors as generated by the code SPHINX (PSR-0129) and an infinite dilution neutron master interface  (generated by XLACS) to generate a self-shielded neutron AMPX Interface File. The interface produced by CHOXM is an input to the NITAWL module of AMPX. CHOXM is a modified version of CHOX.



COMAND: Collapses ANISN cross section libraries.



DIAL: Produces edits from AMPX Master Interfaces.



ICE-II: Accepts cross sections from an AMPX working library and produces mixed cross sections in four formats: (1) AMPX working library format; (2) ANISN format; (3) group-independent ANISN format; (4) Monte Carlo processed cross section library format.



NITAWL: Produces self-shielded and working corss section libraries in the formats required by the ANISN, DOT, or MORSE codes. The resonance self-shielding calculation generally employs the Nordheim  Integral Treatment, though the narrow resonance and an infinite mass treatment are available as alternate methods.



PAL: Allows to punch the one-dimensional cross section arrays on an  AMPX interface either in fixed form or in the free-form FIDO format.

RADE: Performs consistency checks on the neutron, gamma, or coupled  neutron-gamma multigroup cross section libraries produced by the various AMPX modules.



XSDRNPM: (1) Provides a one-dimensional transport calculation capability for calculating reaction rates, eigenvalues and critical  dimensions; (2) allows spatial cross section weighting to be performed. The collapsed cross sections are written as an AMPX weighted library to be used for transport calculations or are written in ANISN, DOT, or MORSE formats.


     B. CCCC Codes

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LASIP-3 (see abstract NESC0691): Converts CCCC interface files from  free-field BCD format to well-defined binary files.



LINX: Merges ISOTXS or BRKOXS multigroup cross section libraries in  the CCCC format for use by the MINX processing code (see abstract PSR-0105).



BINX: Converts any ISOTXS, BRKOXS, or DCAYXS libraries from binary to BCD mode or back.



CINX: Collapses multigroup cross section libraries in CCCC format (ISOTXS, BLKOXS, DLAYXS) to a subset of the original group structure to be used with the MINX (PSR-0105)/SPHINX (PSR-0129) cross section  processing system.



SPHINX (see abstract PSR-0129): Generates space and energy collapsed neutron cross sections for a given reactor size and composition, by  interpolation on Bondarenko-type cross sections.



I2D: Converts neutron cross section data written in CCCC file format (ISOTXS) to DTF matrix tables.



GIP: Reads nuclide-organized cross section libraries prepared for ANISN or DOT and prepares a group-organized library.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION:
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

BINX: 10 seconds of CPU time for the BCD to binary conversion of PU-242, 50 groups, ISOTXS + BRKOXS on IBM 370/165.
CINX: 3 seconds of CPU time for collapsing PU-242 IOSTXS from 50 to 35 groups on IBM 370/165.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:  MINX, SPHINX, NJOY, AMPX, SCALE-1.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
PSR-0117/03 01-NOV-1979 Tested at NEADB
PSR-0117/04 27-NOV-2001 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES

- P.D. Soram:
  LINX Library Interpretation of Neutron X-Sections
  LA-5629-MS (1974).
- P.D. Soram:
  BINX: BCD Interpretation of Neutron X-Sections
  LA-5644-MS (1974).
PSR-0117/03, included references:
- R.B. Kidman, R.E. MacFarlane:
  LIB-IV, A Library of Group Constants for Nuclear Reactor
  Calculations
  LA-6260-MS (1976)
- R.E. MacFarlane, R.B. Kidman:
  LINX and BINX: CCCC Utility Codes for the MINX Multigroup
  Processing Code
  LA-6219-MS (1976)
I R.B. Kidman, R.E. MacFarlane:
  CINX: Collapsed Interpretation of Nuclear X-Sections
  LA-6287-MS (1976)
PSR-0117/04, included references:
- MARS: Collection of Computer Codes for Manipulating Multigroup
        Cross Section Libraries in AMPX or CCCC Formats
  RSIC Computer Code Collection PSR-117
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

BINX: 210K bytes of core on IBM 370/165 for the BCD to binary conversion of Pu-242, 50 groups ISOTXS+BRKOXS library.
CINX: 360K bytes of core on IBM 370/165 for collapsing Pu-242 ISOTXS from 50 to 35 groups.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
PSR-0117/03 FORTRAN-IV
PSR-0117/04 FORTRAN+ASSEMBLER
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHOR

Contributed by:  Radiation Safety Information Computational Center
                 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                 Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U. S. A.
Developed by:    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
                 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
                 Westinghouse Advanced Reactor Division, Pittsburgh,
                 Pennsylvania, USA
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
PSR-0117/04
source program   mag tapeMARS-EXE ZIP-file containing 31 files:     SRCTP
source program   mag tapeSubrout. Lib for AMPX-II modules (Fortran) SRCTP
source program   mag tapeSubrout. Lib for AMPX-II modules (Ass)     SRCTP
source program   mag tapeAIM - BCD to binary Converter              SRCTP
source program   mag tapeAJAX - File Manipulation routine           SRCTP
source program   mag tapeAXMIX - Microscopic x-sec mixing rout.     SRCTP
source program   mag tapeService routines for AXMIX                 SRCTP
source program   mag tapeBONAMI - Resonance self-shielding rout.    SRCTP
source program   mag tapeCHOX - Combine AMPX interfaceesd           SRCTP
source program   mag tapeCHOXM - Combine AMPX with SPHINX s.s.fact. SRCTP
source program   mag tapeCLAROL - Modify AMPX interface             SRCTP
source program   mag tapeCOMAND - Collapse ANISN libraries          SRCTP
source program   mag tapeCOMET - Adjust AMPX interface              SRCTP
source program   mag tapeDIAL - Edit AMPX interface                 SRCTP
source program   mag tapeICE-2 - Mix AMPX interfaces                SRCTP
source program   mag tapeMALOCS - Collapse AMPX interface           SRCTP
source program   mag tapeNITAWL - Res. calc + AMPX work lib gen.    SRCTP
source program   mag tapeRADE - Check AMPX interface                SRCTP
source program   mag tapeXSDRNPM - Transp. calc. + grp collapse     SRCTP
test-case data   mag tapeGRPS Daata - grp struct. for default       DATTP
source program   mag tapeGRPS - GRPS Data BCD-bin conversion        SRCTP
source program   mag tapeLASIP-III - CCCC interface prep.           SRCTP
source program   mag tapeBINX - CCCC BCD-bin conversion             SRCTP
source program   mag tapeLINX - Combine CCCC interfaces             SRCTP
source program   mag tapeI2IP - Select mat. from ISOTXS interface   SRCTP
source program   mag tapeB2BP - Select mat. from BRKOXS interface   SRCTP
source program   mag tapeCINX - Collapse CCCC interfaces            SRCTP
source program   mag tapeSPHINX - Bondarenko self-shielding fact.   SRCTP
source program   mag tapeDEFILE - Service rouintes for SPHINX       SRCTP
source program   mag tapeI2D source program                         SRCTP
source program   mag tapeGIP source program                         SRCTP
source program   mag tapeANISN source program                       SRCTP
report                   report                                     REPPT
PSR-0117/03
File name File description Records
PSR0117_03.001 INFORMATIONS FOR LINX-BINX-CINX 38
PSR0117_03.002 LINX SOURCE (F4,EBCDIC) 450
PSR0117_03.003 LINX MACHINE DEPENDENT ROUTINE (EBCDIC) 14
PSR0117_03.004 BINX SOURCE (F4,EBCDIC) 882
PSR0117_03.005 ISOTXS , PU242 LIBRARY (EBCDIC) 2226
PSR0117_03.006 BRKOXS , PU242 LIBRARY (EBCDIC) 816
PSR0117_03.007 INP. FOR EBCDIC TO BIN CONVERSION OF ISOTXS 1
PSR0117_03.008 PRINTED OUTPUT OF ISOTXS CONVERSION 2020
PSR0117_03.009 INP. FOR EBCDIC TO BIN CONVERSION OF BRKOXS 1
PSR0117_03.010 PRINTED OUTPUT OF BRKOXS CONVERSION 2144
PSR0117_03.011 CINX SOURCE (F4,EBCDIC) 867
PSR0117_03.012 INPUT CARDS FOR CINX 5
PSR0117_03.013 PRINTED OUTPUT OF CINX 40
PSR0117_03.014 INPUT TO LIST COLLAPSED ISOTXS 1
PSR0117_03.015 PRINTED OUTPUT OF COLLAPSED ISOTXS 1309
PSR0117_03.016 INPUT TO LIST COLLAPSED BRKOXS 1
PSR0117_03.017 PRINTED OUTPUT OF COLLAPSED BRKOXS 1514
PSR0117_03.018 JCL FOR SAMPLE PROBLEM 98
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17. CATEGORIES
  • B. Spectrum Calculations, Generation of Group Constants and Cell Problems
  • M. Data Management

Keywords: CCCC, cross sections, data processing, group constants, multigroup, self-shielding.