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PARCS & 3D NK-TH Coupling-Beginner
  • Next Event:  NINE Headquarters, LUCCA (Italy), 22-26 March 2021
  • The courses will be held on-line, distributing the 30-35 hours in 7-8 working days with 4-5 hours per day
  • Each course will be run with a limited number (5-7) of participants to keep high quality standards
  • Registration Deadline: March 12, 2021

NRSHOT - PARCS & 3D NK-TH Coupling-Beginner

Day 1
•    Opening, Introduction, Scope and Content of the training
•    Features and Limitations of nodal core simulator codes
•    Overview of the PARCS code models; input and output files
•    PARCS code syntax
•    Exercise 1: modeling of static core with internal feedback

Day 2
•    Nodal cross-section generation
•    PMAXS and table formats
•    Exercise 2: Generating PMAXS cross-sections

Day 3
•    Exercise 3: modeling of transient PWR core (control bank withdrawal)
•    Exercise 4: Using PMAXS for stand-alone steady-state calculations
•    Exercise 5: Using PMAXS for stand-alone transient calculations

Day 4
•    Coupling to RELAP5
•    Exercise 6: coupling PARCS to RELAP5 PWR model
•    Coupling to TRACE
•    Exercise 7: coupling PARCS to TRACE PWR model

Day 5
•    Exercise 8: using PMAXS for coupled calculations (Control Rod Ejection)
•    Fuel cycle analysis capabilities of the PARCS
•    Exercise 9: using PMAXS for depletion calculation (Core Loading Analysis)
•    Questions, Open Issues and Individual Consultations
•    Closing of the training and release of the Certificate of Attendance