NARMER-1: a photon point-kernel code with build-up factors
Den-Service d’étude des réacteurs et de mathématiques appliqués (SERMA), CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, F-91191, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org (T. Visonneau)
Published online: 25 September 2017
This paper presents an overview of NARMER-1, the new generation of photon point-kernel code developed by the Reactor Studies and Applied Mathematics Unit (SERMA) at CEA Saclay Center. After a short introduction giving some history points and the current context of development of the code, the paper exposes the principles implemented in the calculation, the physical quantities computed and surveys the generic features: programming language, computer platforms, geometry package, sources description, etc. Moreover, specific and recent features are also detailed: exclusion sphere, tetrahedral meshes, parallel operations. Then some points about verification and validation are presented. Finally we present some tools that can help the user for operations like visualization and pre-treatment.
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