user:code:serpent [Promethee]

Serpent: Continuous Energy Monte Carlo Reactor physics Burnup Calculation Code


  • input: any k-effective and depletion files
  • input parameters syntax
    • variable:
    • formula:
  • output:
    • k-effective: “mean_keff_analog”, “mean_keff_implicit”, “mean_keff_coll”, “mean_keff_abs”, “mean_kinf_abs”, “sigma_keff_analog”, “sigma_keff_implicit”, “sigma_keff_coll”, “sigma_keff_abs”, “sigma_kinf_abs”
    • burnup: burnup”, “burn_days”, “energy_output”, “activity”, “decay_heat”, “actinide_activity”, “actinide_decay_heat”, “fission_product_activity”, “fission_product_decay_heat”
  • running progress: current transport step (for burnup) or active cycle (for k-effective)
  • provides inline (short) documentation and references to user guide.


  • input file:
  • output:
    • mean_kinf_abs sigma_kinf_abs
    • mean_keff_abs,sigma_keff_abs
    • mean_keff_coll,sigma_keff_coll
    • mean_keff_implicit,sigma_keff_implicit
    • mean_keff_analog,sigma_keff_analog


  • Contact us to get the installer,
  • user side:
  • server side:
    • unzip in Promethee installation directory,
    • add
           <CODE name="Serpent_1" cplugin="file:./plugins/calc/Serpent.cplugin.jar" command="serpent" />
      lines in calculator.xml file inside ”<calculator>” tag,
    • wait for configuration refresh (5 s. if calculator is free).
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