Open Source Modeling of Molten Salt Reactors
Moltres is a MOOSE-application code designed for simulation of molten salt reactors.
Moltres documentation can be found [here] (http://arfc.github.io/software/moltres). Doxygen pages are here. Outlines of the kernels and boundary conditions used to construct the Moltres governing equations can be found on the Moltres wiki. Breakdown of a full-fledged Moltres input file can be found here. New Moltres users who have never used MOOSE before are encouraged to check-out the MOOSE workshop slides and video to help understand the underlying Moltres components.
Moltres relies on the MOOSE framework. We suggest that users install the MOOSE
environment using Conda Packages by following the instructions in the
MOOSE Conda Packages section of
The Moltres repository contains MOOSE and Squirrel as Git
submodules, therefore there is no need to clone MOOSE into a separate directory.
Instead, users can install Moltres by running the following commands in a shell
after changing into the directory which will hold the Moltres directory
git clone https://github.com/arfc/moltres cd moltres git submodule init git submodule update make -j8
You may also compile a debug version of Moltres by replacing the last line with
-j8. Note that you should replace
8 with the number of processors available
on your machine.
To ensure that Moltres is functioning properly, run
./run_tests -j8 from the
root of the Moltres directory.
If you ever want to
contribute changes to the Moltres repository, make sure you run
scripts/install-format-hook.sh before making any commits. This will ensure
that any commits you make adhere to the MOOSE/Moltres C++ style. Pull requests
should be submitted to the
devel branch of the
arfc/moltres repository. Each
pull request is automatically tested for style and for whether it breaks any of
the core Moltres physics capabilities.
A full list of contributing guidelines can be found here.
Please post to our discussion list at firstname.lastname@example.org.