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Production Tools

Oak Ridge National Laboratory develops, applies and deploys modeling and simulation tools to solve challenging nuclear engineering problems across a wide range of applications, with tool development focused on deployment and use. We invite you to apply our production tools to your design, analysis, and licensing processes and to partner with us for expert assistance and custom-developed enhancements to meet your needs. As the developers of these tools, we can provide support and insights that are otherwise unobtainable, and through these partnerships, we can provide the same level of excellence to your team that we provide to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the US Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Security
Administration (NNSA), and other major sponsors.

Our teams implement a software lifecycle that is the state of  the practice. Our custom tools and data are initially developed to solve specific challenging problems to address a compelling need. Over time, these tools and techniques are collected from the many application areas and leveraged to be included in tool sets that can be used in myriad applications, including many not yet conceived. As the tool suites mature, they are refined into production tools that are widely deployed with appropriate quality assurance, configuration management, training, and user support to ensure success. Using this model, ORNL has continuously shaped the state of the practice for many nuclear applications areas.

These production tools are available under export-controlled license from the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC). RSICC maintains international agreements with the Data Bank of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in France and the Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) of Japan. These agreements allow NEA and RIST to distribute the software under the same single-user license and export control agreements.


NEA Data Bank: