RSICC CODE PACKAGE PSR-514
1. NAME AND TITLE
VIEW-CXS: Interactive Graphic User Interface to View Neutron and Gamma-Ray Interaction Cross Sections.
Safety Research Institute, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, IGCAR Campus, Tamilnadu, India.
3. CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER
Visual Basic 6.0; Pentium (P00514PC58600).
4. NATURE OF THE PROBLEM SOLVED
VIEW-CXS is an interactive, user-friendly interface to graphically view neutron and gamma-ray cross-sections of isotopes available in different data libraries. The names of isotopes for which the cross-sections are available is shown in a data base grid on the selection of a particular library. Routines have been developed in Visual Basic 6.0 to retrieve required information from each of the binary files or random access files. The present program can fetch data from:
1) ACE random access file used with MCNP code,
2) AMPX binary file used with KENO code,
3) ANISN group cross-sections used with discrete ordinate codes.
It is possible to compare the data of cross-sections for any isotope from selected libraries. Besides it is possible to extract a particular nuclear reaction cross-section from ACE library files. Context sensitive help is an attractive feature of the program and aids the novice user to extract the required data.
5. METHOD OF SOLUTION
Routines have been developed to fetch the required data from binary (random access) files.
6. RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
7. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
Typical running time does not exceed 60 seconds.
8. COMPUTER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Computer: Pentium-III, Memory:64 MB, Hard Disk: ~90MB of space required.
Monitor: SVGA color monitor (1024 X 680)
9. COMPUTER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
The interactive program was developed in Visual Basic 6.0 under Windows-95,98 with a Standard SVGA Monitor. The code was tested at RSICC on a PENTIUM III 1GHz Micron running Windows 2000 Professional operating system.
K.V. Subbaiah and C. S. Sunny, "View-CXS: Neutron and Photon Cross Section Viewer," Informal report from Safety Research Institute (November 2001). In files Viewcxs1.doc: Title and installation procedure, and Viewcxs2.doc: Gives full details on the working of view-cxs program.
11. CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE
Included are the referenced documents and a CD which contains a self-extracting compressed file that with Visual Basic 6 source files, executable files, sample cross section library files and documentation and help files.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORDS: NEUTRON; GAMMA-RAY; PLOTTING