|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Monday, November 4, 2013, 1:00 p.m.|
|TITLE:||Development of a User Interface for COMET and Cross Section Generation with HELIOS|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Farzad Rahnema, Chair (NRE)
Dr. Dingkang Zhang (NRE)
Dr. Bojan Petrovic (NRE)
The coarse mesh radiation transport (COMET) code uses response functions to solve the neutron transport equation. Most nuclear codes used today have a very steep learning curve; COMET is no exception. To ease the user's onus of learning how to create correctly formatted COMET input-files, a graphical user interface (GUI) was created. The GUI allows the user to select values for all the relevant variables while simultaneously minimizing the errors a typical new user would make. To this end, the GUI creates all of the input files required to run COMET. The GUI also provides a visualization tool that the user may use to check the problem geometry before running COMET. The GUI is also responsible for post-processing the COMET output for visualization with TecPlot.