Slavko Slavič, Bojan Žefran
“Jožef Stefan” Institute
Reactor Physics Division
Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Program package SHUFFLE was developed to help the user during fuel loading
and unloading operations at the nuclear power plant. It simplifies preparation
of the fuel movement sequence and enables on-line monitoring and visual
presentation of the specific transport step execution. The first version,
developed in 1992, has been written in the CLIPPER program language and
run under the DOS operating system. Since the DOS environment exhibits
several drawbacks regarding code portability and flexibility, the recent
SHUFFLE version has been transformed to run under the MS Windows operating
ADVANTAGES OF THE WINDOWS VERSION:
The code runs in the pure graphical environment. Different screen area
settings can be used, up to 1600 x 1200 pixels. Much more information can
be presented on a screen than in DOS environment. Program becomes independent
on a display adapter. The code is more flexible and better user defined
visual presentation can be achieved.
Example of program settings.
Keff calculation with the GNOMER diffusion code can be done simultaneously
at each core-loading step.
Opening and saving data can be done in the usual Windows way.
With cutting and pasting of selected data it is possible to exchange information
through clipboard in simple and fast way.
Sample of statistic option.
Program can work in the network environment. Data can be saved and retrieved
independently of a current working directory wherever on mass media.
All assemblies and other data can be reached and modified if necessary
Each selection in the program is done by mouse. It is obvious, that this
is faster and more comfortable way of running the program.
Selecting and moving elements by mouse.
Report is generated automatically.
Printing in Windows environment becomes independent on devices. All processes
are lead by the Windows system. Each of the installed printers can be selected.
Printing can be done directly to the printer or file. PostScript (. PS)
or PDF (AcrobatReader) files can be generated directly.
The online help system plays a central role for a user during the search
for specific information about a program application or in the search for
a particular piece of information. The Windows online help files are based
on RTF (Rich Text Format) documents which are compiled by a help compiler
to the online help file (HLP file).
Connection to the FAR (Fuel Assembly Register) database enables prompt
display of element properties.
Filter option and element properties from FAR.
Filter option enables display of specific group of elements, which satisfy