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NEAMS ToolKit: advanced computational tools for modeling & simulation of advanced reactor systems

The NEAMS ToolKit provides advanced computational tools for modeling and simulation of advanced reactor systems

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Feb. 26, 2013
The scientists and engineers who contribute to the success of DOE’s Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling & Simulation (NEAMS) Program are driven by their passion to accelerate adoption of next generation nuclear energy technologies in this country. The NEAMS vision is to enhance the value of DOE-NE’s research and development portfolio by providing designers and analysts advanced computational tools. The tools we are developing —known as the NEAMS ToolKit — will provide insights in performance and safety of advanced reactor systems that are too difficult, too costly or just plain impossible to achieve through experimentation and analytical theories alone. They will also help interpret experimental results and aid in the design of more fruitful experiments. To achieve this, the NEAMS ToolKit must accurately model the underlying physics that control critical behaviors. In other words, we aim to replace the empiricism and correlations typically employed in modeling and simulation tools with mechanistic descriptions that have been validated through both single- and integrated-effect experiments. Adopting this philosophy, the tools will go beyond reproducing the results previously observed. The NEAMS ToolKit will enable designers and analysts to predict performance in regimes beyond the test base.

The NEAMS team is very proud of our achievements to date, and we hope you will be intrigued by what’s to come in the future. Please visit the DOE Advanced Modeling & Simulation web site to learn more about our work.

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