Complexity analysis of the MCNP/X code

Research output: ThesisMaster's thesis


  • Andreas van Wijk

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This work analysis the computational complexity of the MCNP/X code. Based on this analysis a number of rules of thumb have been established. Following these rules of thumb, the user of MCNP/X can gain a reasonable amount of computation time. A second aspect studied in this work is Global Variance Reduction: an iterative process to fix a weight window to reduce the global relative error. GVR allows to have a simulation result with a very flat relative error profile, even at places where neutron flux is low.


Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • TUD - Delft University of Technology
Place of PublicationDelft, Netherlands
  • TU Delft - Delft University of Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010


  • MCNP/X, Monte Carlo, GVR

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