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Acceleration of the MCNP branch of the OCTOPUS depletion code system
Published by: Publication date:
ECN NUC 1-9-1998
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-R--98-020 Other
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OCTOPUS depletion calculations using the 3D Monte Carlo spectrum codeMCNP (Monte Carlo Code for Neutron and Photon Transport) require much computing time. In a former implementation, the time required by OCTOPUS to perform multi-zone calculations, increased roughly proportional to the number of burnable zones. By using a different method the situation has improved considerably. In the new implementation described here, the dependence of the computing time on the number of zones has been moved from the MCNP code to a faster postprocessing code. By this, the overall computing time will reduce substantially. 11 refs.

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