TOOKUIL: A case study in user interface development for safety code application

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Traditionally, there has been a very high learning curve associated with using nuclear power plant (NPP) analysis codes. Even for seasoned plant analysts and engineers, the process of building or modifying an input model for present day NPP analysis codes is tedious, error prone, and time consuming. Current cost constraints and performance demands place an additional burden on today`s safety analysis community. Advances in graphical user interface (GUI) technology have been applied to obtain significant productivity and quality assurance improvements for the Transient Reactor Analysis Code (TRAC) input model development. KAPL Inc. has developed an X Windows-based graphical user interface ... continued below

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Gray, D.L.; Harkins, C.K.; Hoole, J.G.; Peebles, R.C. & Smith, R.J. November 1, 1996.

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    Place of Publication: Schenectady, New York

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Traditionally, there has been a very high learning curve associated with using nuclear power plant (NPP) analysis codes. Even for seasoned plant analysts and engineers, the process of building or modifying an input model for present day NPP analysis codes is tedious, error prone, and time consuming. Current cost constraints and performance demands place an additional burden on today`s safety analysis community. Advances in graphical user interface (GUI) technology have been applied to obtain significant productivity and quality assurance improvements for the Transient Reactor Analysis Code (TRAC) input model development. KAPL Inc. has developed an X Windows-based graphical user interface named TOOKUIL which supports the design and analysis process, acting as a preprocessor, runtime editor, help system, and post processor for TRAC. This paper summarizes the objectives of the project, the GUI development process and experiences, and the resulting end product, TOOKUIL.

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  • Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)/Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) workshop on transient thermal-hydraulic codes requirements, Annapolis, MD (United States), 5-8 Nov 1996

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  • Other: DE99002666
  • Report No.: KAPL-P--000234
  • Report No.: K--96142;CONF-961192--
  • Grant Number: AC12-76SN00052
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 350922
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682064

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Gray, D.L.; Harkins, C.K.; Hoole, J.G.; Peebles, R.C. & Smith, R.J. TOOKUIL: A case study in user interface development for safety code application, article, November 1, 1996; Schenectady, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682064/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.