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Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 425658, 17 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/425658
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Role of RELAP/SCDAPSIM in Nuclear Safety

Innovative Systems Software, LLC, 1284 South Woodruff Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83404, USA

Received 17 August 2009; Accepted 10 January 2010

Academic Editor: Michel Giot

Copyright © 2010 C. M. Allison and J. K. Hohorst. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The RELAP/SCDAPSIM code, designed to predict the behaviour of reactor systems during normal and accident conditions, is being developed as part of the international SCDAP Development and Training Program (SDTP). SDTP consists of nearly 60 organizations in 28 countries supporting the development of technology, software, and training materials for the nuclear industry. The program members and licensed software users include universities, research organizations, regulatory organizations, vendors, and utilities located in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Innovative Systems Software (ISS) is the administrator for the program. RELAP/SCDAPSIM is used by program members and licensed users to support a variety of activities. The paper provides a brief review of some of the more important activities including the analysis of research reactors and Nuclear Power Plants, design and analysis of experiments, and training.