AVATAR -- Automatic variance reduction in Monte Carlo calculations

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AVATAR{trademark} (Automatic Variance And Time of Analysis Reduction), accessed through the graphical user interface application, Justine{trademark}, is a superset of MCNP{trademark} that automatically invokes THREEDANT{trademark} for a three-dimensional deterministic adjoint calculation on a mesh independent of the Monte Carlo geometry, calculates weight windows, and runs MCNP. Computational efficiency increases by a factor of 2 to 5 for a three-detector oil well logging tool model. Human efficiency increases dramatically, since AVATAR eliminates the need for deep intuition and hours of tedious handwork.

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Van Riper, K.A.; Urbatsch, T.J. & Soran, P.D. May 1, 1997.

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AVATAR{trademark} (Automatic Variance And Time of Analysis Reduction), accessed through the graphical user interface application, Justine{trademark}, is a superset of MCNP{trademark} that automatically invokes THREEDANT{trademark} for a three-dimensional deterministic adjoint calculation on a mesh independent of the Monte Carlo geometry, calculates weight windows, and runs MCNP. Computational efficiency increases by a factor of 2 to 5 for a three-detector oil well logging tool model. Human efficiency increases dramatically, since AVATAR eliminates the need for deep intuition and hours of tedious handwork.

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  • Joint international conference on mathematical methods and supercomputing in nuclear applications, Saratoga Springs, NY (United States), 6-10 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE97005029
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-919
  • Report No.: CONF-971005--10
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 527548
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691265

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Van Riper, K.A.; Urbatsch, T.J. & Soran, P.D. AVATAR -- Automatic variance reduction in Monte Carlo calculations, article, May 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691265/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.