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A Standardized Methodology for the Linkage of Computer Codes: Application to RELAP5/MOD3.2 (NUREG/IA-0179)

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Date Published: March 2000

Prepared by:
R. H. Santos
Polytechnical University of Madrid
Nuclear Engineering Department
José Gutiérrez Abascal 2.
E–28006 MADRID
SPAIN

Prepared as part of:
The Agreement on Research Participation and Technical Exchange
under the International Code Application and Maintenance Program (CAMP)

Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

The School of Industrial Engineering of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (ETSII-UPM), in cooperation with the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council, has developed a standardised methodology to couple and parallelise scientific codes, by means of the modular general purpose simulation language BABIECA and the Message Passing Paradigm, currently using the PVM library routines. A template suggests how a code must be written to ease the connectivity with other codes through BABIECA.

The connection scheme has been successfully applied to the RELAP5/MOD3.2 code.

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