Cyclus User Tutorial¶
In this tutorial, we will build, run and analyze a fuel cycle scenario using Cyclus, a nuclear fuel cycle simulator. This tutorial assumes that the learner is already familiar with the purpose of a nuclear fuel cycle simulator. This tutorial will require an internet connection so that Cyclus can be run remotely.
During this tutorial, we will create two separate fuel cycle scenarios:
A simple once-through scenario: The purpose of this exercise is to introduce the basic concepts of Cyclus and the layout of the user interface.
A MOX recycle scenario with growing energy demand: The purpose of this exercise is to demonstrate a more complete set of current capabilities.
- Installing and Launching Cyclus
- Starting a New Scenario
- Understanding Archetypes
- Understanding Commodities
- Understanding Recipes
- Understanding Prototypes
- Example: Source Prototype
- Activity: Configure the Source prototype
- Example: Enrichment Prototype
- Activity: Creating the Enrichment Prototype
- Example: Reactor Prototype
- Activity: Creating the Reactor Prototype
- Example: Sink Prototype
- Activity: Creating the Sink Prototype
- Check: Complete Facility block
- Adding Regions and Institutions
- Using Cyclus in the Cloud
- Working with Cyclus in on your machine
- Adding a second reactor
The description of this exercise will be described with less detail and more flexibility than the previous exercise. This should allow you to test your new-found knowledge, learn to explore your own analysis, and try some things on your own, all with the support of the Cyclus development team.