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SCALE Criticality Safety Calculations

This course provides instruction on the use of the KENO and Shift Monte Carlo codes for criticality safety calculations and is appropriate for beginning through advanced users. KENO V.a is a fast and easy-to-use code that allows users to build complex geometry models using basic geometrical bodies such as cuboids, spheres, cylinders, hemispheres, and hemicylinders. KENO-VI is a 3D generalized geometry Monte Carlo code that allows for versatile modeling of complex geometries. Shift is available with both KENO V.a and KENO-VI geometry capabilities. Both versions of KENO and Shift provide convenient, efficient methods for modeling repeated and nested geometry configurations such as lattices. Both versions of KENO and Shift can use ENDF/B-VIII.0 or ENDF/B-VII.1 cross-section data distributed with SCALE to perform either continuous energy (CE) or multigroup (MG) calculations. This course uses the Fulcrum user interface for interactive model setup, visualization, computation, and output review. Instruction is also provided on the SCALE material input and resonance self-shielding capabilities and Fulcrum’s capabilities for visualizing fluxes, reaction rates, and cross-section data.

No prior knowledge of SCALE is required.