RSICC Home Page Visual Editor 61

 

 

                                                    RSICC CODE PACKAGE PSR-618

 

 

1.   NAME AND TITLE

Visual Editor 6.1:MCNPX/6 Visual Editor Computer Code

 

2.   CONTRIBUTORS

Schwarz Software & Consulting, Richland, Washington, USA

 

3.   CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER

C++, Windows. (P00618PCX8600).

 

4.   NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVED

Visual Editor 6.1 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 Visual Editor 6.1. The output file can also be viewed directly from Visual Editor 6.1. Visual Editor 6.1 is designed to create simple geometries with simple sources and tallies.

 

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. Visual Editor 6.1 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 MCNPX/6© or at the command prompt. Users are required to purchase and install MCNP© as a separate package from RSICC.

 

6.   RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS

Must have a working MCNP6.1© 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.  REFERENCES

10.a included in distribution files and in P615.pdf:

R.A. Schwarz, A. L. Schwarz, R. A. Schwarz, and A. R. Schwarz, “MCNPX/6.1© Visual Editor Computer Code Manual” (January 2018).


11.  CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE

The package is transmitted on one CD with the reference cited above, the package includes the MCNPX/6.1© Visual Editor executable and Visplot61 executable and manual.

 

12.  DATE OF ABSTRACT

April 2018

 

      KEYWORDS: MONTE CARLO; NEUTRON; GAMMA-RAY; INTERACTIVE