RSICC CODE PACKAGE PSR-555
DANESS V1.0: Dynamic Analysis of Nuclear Energy System Strategies
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, through the Energy Science and Technology Software Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
DANESS is an integrated process model for nuclear energy systems allowing the simulation of multiple reactors and fuel cycles in a continuously changing nuclear reactor park configuration. The model is energy-demand driven and simulates all nuclear fuel cycle facilities, up to 10 reactors and fuels. Reactor and fuel-cycle facility history are traced and the cost of generating energy is calculated per reactor and for the total nuclear energy system. The DANESS model aims to perform dynamic systems analysis of nuclear energy development used for integrated analysis of development paths for nuclear energy, parameter scoping for new nuclear energy systems, economic analysis of nuclear energy, government role analysis, and education.
The DANESS model is implemented in the iThink-software* which is system dynamic software based on the integration of finite-difference equations. The integration occurs internal to the iThink-software* environment and is based on Fortran integration algorithms.
A 10-reactor, 10-fuel problem calculated in intervals of one month over a total time period of 100 years takes less than 15 minutes on a typical PC. Setting up the simulation and exporting the results to MS-Excel takes about 30 minutes for a standard user.
Running time is dependant upon the platform.
PC and Macintosh. Recommended hardware needed for PC implementation is a PC Pentium 4, 1.5 GHz or above, 512 MB RAM, and 50 MB hard drive disk space.
iThink* software is required to run DANESS. The ESTSC originally released DANESS 1.0 in June 2004. No changes were made to the package when it was transferred to RSICC and released in January 2010.
10.a Included in the document
Luc Van Den Durpel and Abdellatif Yacout, DANESS v1.0 User's Manual, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439 (June 2004) with MS-Excel templates.
10.b Background information
L. Van Den Durpel, A. Yacout, D. Wade, H. Khalil, “DANESS: Dynamic Analysis of Nuclear Energy System Strategies,” in Proc. of the Global 2003 Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, November 16-20, 2003, American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL, USA.
L. Van Den Durpel, D. C. Wade, H. Khalil, A. Yacout, “Dynamic Analysis of Nuclear Energy System Strategies for Electricity and Hydrogen Production in the USA,” in Proc. of the Global 2003 Conference, New Orleans, LA, American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL, USA.
The package is transmitted on a CD-R in a Unix tar file, which contains the document referenced above, source code, and example problems. Windows users may extract with WinZIP.
KEYWORDS: COST ANALYSIS, ECONOMICS, FUEL MANAGEMENT