I'm pretty ignorant regarding the dark arts of numerical codes and modelling, but i'm interested in trying to pursue it for a particular pet project. It regards modelling of nuclear reactions like those required for NERVA-like rockets or this one.
I would appreciate any references regarding implementation, models that need to be used (i.e: Navier-Stokes 2D with MonteCarlo neutron diffusion, etc.), or for existing publicly available codes or frameworks that could get me started. I've found that it is very hard to find most of those developed at Livermore because of Export restrictions. I've requested TART and MCNP5 downloads for a couple weeks now and i don't even get a reply
- Are there existing models implemented in publicly available codes for this kind of domain modelling? if not, what is the closest one and what kind of tweaking would be required?
I was able to find this one called TALYS but i haven't had a time to look at it deeply. Will try to keep this question updated as i learn more about what i need for my project and if/what portion of it is provided by this library