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PARCS Plug-in

Purdue Advanced Reactor Core Simulator for reactor kinetics simulation.   The Purdue Advanced Reactor Core Simulator (PARCS) is a computer code that solves the time-dependent two-group neutron diffusion equation in three-dimensional Cartesian geometry using nodal methods to obtain the transient neutron flux distribution. The code may be used in the analysis of reactivity-initiated accidents in light water reactors where spatial effects may be important. It may be run in the stand-alone mode or coupled to other NRC thermal-hydraulic codes such as RELAP5 and TRACE.  Through coupling with TRACE, the capabilities for RAMONA, NRC's legacy kinetics code are recovered.

Change Log

Version 2.6.7 - Released 1/15/2019:

  • The PARCS job step has been updated to resolve an issue which would prevent downstream tasks from running if the depletion package is not active.
  • The PARCS model has been modified to support undoing the enabling and disabling of the packages.
  • The control rod bank records have been updated to export on single lines when the version is set to 3.3 or greater.