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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 2.9.1 - Released 8/09/2023:

  • PARCS has been updated to support version 3.4.2.
  • Xenon and Samarium enumeration properties have been updated to have the correct options for version 3.4.2.
  • The Core Depletion component has been updated to accommodate the PRED_CORR card.
  • Support was added to the MCYCLE block.
  • An issue was resolved with the Rectangular geometry dialogs preventing additional edits.
  • Updated the PARCS and TRACE job steps to prevent writing backslashes for file paths. GitHub 39