The NEA Data Bank held an OpenMC training course, the first of its kind, on 25-28 April 2022, led by three core developers of the software from Argonne National Laboratory (United States) and First Light Fusion Ltd (United Kingdom).
The online course brought together 33 participants from 13 countries with basic or intermediate knowledge of OpenMC, an open source Monte Carlo neutron and photon transport simulation code. The course provided a broad overview of the practical use of OpenMC and its features, and covered topics like basic model definition, universes and repeated geometry, tallies and post-processing, source definitions, visualisation, depletion, multigroup cross section generation, working with nuclear data, the C/C++ API and multiphysics, variance reduction, and CAD-based geometries.
The NEA Data Bank will organise two in-person courses in June and July:
- On FISPACT-II, an enhanced multi-physics platform providing a wide variety of advanced simulation methods and employing enhanced nuclear data forms for neutron, proton, alpha, deuteron or gamma particle interactions, from 21 to 23 June 2022 at the NEA office in Paris, France.
- On PENELOPE-2018, the latest version of the PENELOPE software, with a focus on Monte Carlo methods for the simulation of electron/photon transport, from 11 to 15 July 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.
Learn more about future NEA Data Bank training opportunities here.