RSICC CODE PACKAGE PSR-616
1. NAME AND TITLE
Visual Editor Consultants, Richland, Washington, USA
3. CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER
C++, Windows. (P00616PCX8600).
4. NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVED
NucWiz is a program that can set up and run Monte Carlo N-particle (MCNP© ) calculations. The input file is constrained to a number of simple geometries, source, and detector configurations. The user interface allows a user to specify a simple geometry configuration, select from specific source geometries, and then specify detector types and locations. Once these parameters are specified, a complete MCNP© input file will be generated that can be run from within NucWiz. The output file can also be viewed directly from NucWiz. NucWiz is designed to create simple geometries with simple sources and simple tallies. This allows for 100 shield/source/tally combinations. Only one source and one shield geometry is allowed per input file, however, multiple tallies and tally configurations are allowed.
5. METHOD OF SOLUTION
A menu-driven graphical interface that allows a user to dynamically creates the input file for MCNP©. As each element is added to the input file, the input file is completely regenerated to include this new element. NucWiz will detect if any of these elements interfere with each other and issue an error message, although care should be taken by the user to avoid this, since, there still may be configurations that are not accurately detected. The resulting input file can then be run using the MCNP© code installed on the user's computer, either within NucWiz or at the command prompt. Users are required to purchase and install MCNP© as a separate package from RSICC. Since NucWiz only creates the source, geometry and tallies, it can be run in any version of MCNP5©, MCNPX© or MCNP6©.
6. RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
Must have a working MCNP5©, MCNPX©, or MCNP6© executable to run created input files. See the developer’s website for workshop schedules and other information.
7. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
The interactive running times depends upon the complexity of the input file being created.
8. COMPUTER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Windows systems only.
9. COMPUTER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
DirectX must be installed on the computer or the user must use the DLL supplied with the executable.
10.a included in distribution files and in P615.pdf:
R.A. Schwarz, “NucWiz User’s Manual, NucWiz Version 1” (May 2017).
11. CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE
The package is transmitted on one CD with the reference cited above, the package includes the NucWiz executable and manual along with a DLL needed to run the executable.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORDS: MONTE CARLO; NEUTRON; GAMMA-RAY; INTERACTIVE