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PSR-0541 KENO2MCNP.

KENO2MCNP, Version 5L, Conversion of Input Data between KENOV.a and MCNP File Formats

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  KENO2MCNP.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
KENO2MCNP PSR-0541/01 Arrived 14-FEB-2008

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
PSR-0541/01 PC Windows
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

The KENO2MCNP program was written to convert KENO V.a input files to MCNP Format. This program currently only works with KENO Va geometries and will not work with geometries that contain more than a single array. A C++ graphical user interface was created that was linked to Fortran routines from KENO V.a that read the material library and Fortran routines from the MCNP Visual Editor that generate the MCNP input file. Either SCALE 5.0 or SCALE 5.1 cross section files will work with this release.
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4. METHODS

The C++ binary executable reads the KENO V.a input file, the KENO V.a material library and SCALE data libraries. When an input file is read in, the input is stored in memory. The converter goes through and loads different sections of the input file into memory including parameters, composition, geometry information, array information and starting information. Many of the KENO V.a materials represent compositions that must be read from the KENO V.a material library. KENO2MCNP includes the KENO V.a FORTRAN routines used to read this material file for creating the MCNP materials. Once the file has been read in, the user must select 'Convert' to convert the file from KENO V.a to MCNP. This will generate the MCNP input file along with an output window that lists the KENO V.a composition information for the materials contained in the KENO V.a input file. The program can be run interactively by clicking on the executable or in batch mode from the command prompt.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Not all KENO V.a input files are supported. Only one array is allowed in the input file. Some of the more complex material descriptions also may not be converted.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:  The program runs in seconds.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

This version of KENO2MCNP was tested with CCC-730/MCNP5 1.40 and with CCC-725/SCALE5.0 and CCC-732/SCALE 5.1. This distribution does not include either MCNP or SCALE, which are available separately through either RSICC or the NEA Data Bank.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
PSR-0541/01 14-FEB-2008 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES
PSR-0541/01, included references:
- R. A. Schwarz, L. L. Carter, and A. Schwarz:
'KENO2MCNP' Informal Report (2007).
- R. A. Schwarz, L. L. Carter, and A. Schwarz:
'Conversion of Input Data between KENO and MCNP File Formats for Computer
Criticality Assessments, Phase 1 Final Report,' Instrument No:
DE-FG02-05ER84178 (June 27, 2005 through March 26, 2006).
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS:  KENO2MCNP runs on personal computers.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
No specified programming language
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

A KENO2MCNP executable for personal computers running WindowsXP is contained in this package. The executable was created with the Compaq Visual Fortran and Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 compilers. No source files are included.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Contributed by: Radiation Safety Information Computational Center
                Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Developed by:   Visual Editor Consultants, Richland, Washington
                Carter Monte Carlo Analysis, Inc., Keizer, Oregon, USA
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
PSR-0541/01
Installation_inputs
keno2mcnp.exe
KENO2MCNP_manual.pdf
manual_inputs
Readme.pdf
sclib
simple_inputs
xfile089
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17. CATEGORIES
  • N. Subsidiary Calculations

Keywords: Monte Carlo method, computer graphics, geometry, input conversion.