RSICC CODE PACKAGE CCC-697
1. NAME AND TITLE
GUI2QAD-3D: Point Kernel Code System for Neutron and Gamma-Ray Shielding Calculations in Complex Geometry, Including a Graphical User Interface.
Safety Research Institute, Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu, India.
3. CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER
Visual Basic 6 and Fortran 77; Pentium-III (C00697PC58601).
4. NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVED
GUI2QAD is an aid in preparation of input for the included QAD-CGPIC program, which is based on CCC-493/QAD-CGGP and PICTURE. QAD-CGPIC is a Fortran code for fast neutron and gamma-ray shielding calculations through various shield configurations defined by combinatorial geometry specifications. Provision is available to interactively input the geometry and view the same in three dimensions with arbitrary rotations along x,y,z axis. The salient features of the present package include:
a) Handles off centered multiple identical sources
b) Axis of cylindrical sources can be parallel to any of the axes.
c) Provides plots of buildup factors (ANSI-1990) and material cross sections
d) Estimates dose rate for point source-slab shield situations
e) Interactive input of CG geometry with 3D view and rotation
f) Fission product decay power computation and plots for source term calculations.
g) Provision to read and graphical 1y display picture input file.
5. METHOD OF SOLUTION
The code QAD-CGPIC is based on point kernel method and has a provision to select either ANS-6.4.3 1990 GP buildup factor compilation or Capo's buildup factors.
6. RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
Details on restrictions and limitations are available in the RSICC code manual CCC-493/QAD-CGGP. Because CCC-493 was obsoleted by CCC-645/QAD-CGGP-A, the CCC-493 documentation is not online on the RSICC website but is included with this package.
7. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
Typical running time does not exceed 60 seconds.
8. COMPUTER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
A Pentium-III is required with 64 MB of Memory, 2GB disk drive, and a SVGA color monitor (1024x680).
9. COMPUTER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
The graphical input section is coded in Visual Basic 6. The QADCGPIC executables was created with Lahey F77L/EM-32 V 5.2 compiler.
a) included in electronic file DOC\C697.PDF:
K. V. Subbaiah, "GUI2QAD-3D - A Graphical User Interface for QAD-CGPIC
Program," Safety Research Institute, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Tamilnadu,
India (June 2001).
b) included in electronic file DOC\C493.PDF:
"Informal Notes on Neutron Source Normalization" (November 1988).
V. R. Cain, "A Users Manual for QAD-CG, the Combinatorial Geometry Version of the QAD-P5A Point Kernel Shielding Code," NE007, Bechtel Power Corp. (July 1977).
D. K. Trubey, Informal Notes--Part I, ORNL (December 1988).
D. K. Trubey, Informal Notes--Part II, ORNL (March 1989).
T. K. Hu, "MAP-115 - QAD-CGGP A Combinatorial Geometry Point Kernel Shielding Code Using Geometric Progression Buildup Factors, Rev. 0," Bechtel Power Corp. (April 1988).
11. CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE
The package includes the referenced documents in (10.a) and (10.b) in the DOC subdirectory and a self-extracting compressed Windows file with the source codes, executables, data and test cases.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
January 2001, revised October 2001.
KEYWORDS: GAMMA-RAY; NEUTRON; KERNEL; COMPLEX GEOMETRY; COMBINATORIAL GEOMETRY; MICROCOMPUTER