Covariance Applications with Kiwi
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2 Brookhaven National Laboratory, P.O. Box 5000, Upton NY
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The Computational Nuclear Physics group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is developing a new tool, named ‘Kiwi’, that is intended as an interface between the covariance data increasingly available in major nuclear reaction libraries (including ENDF and ENDL) and large-scale Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) studies. Kiwi is designed to integrate smoothly into large UQ studies, using the covariance matrix to generate multiple variations of nuclear data. The code has been tested using critical assemblies as a test case, and is being integrated into LLNL's quality assurance and benchmarking for nuclear data.
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