Development of a virtual analogue of uranium-graphite subcritical assembly and visualization of the neutron flux distribution in virtual reality

Pavel Kiryukhin, Alexander Shcherbakov, Vladislav Romanenko, Pavel Pugachev, Dmitriy Khomyakov, Georgy Tikhomirov, Egor Zadeba
2020 Procedia Computer Science  
The article describes the new software product developed at MEPhI. It represents a virtual reality simulation of an experiment on a subcritical uranium-graphite assembly. This practical work plays an important role in the training of young specialists studying the physics of nuclear reactors. However not all students have access to real experimental facilities, this fact makes it necessary to complement real experiment with simulation in virtual reality that allows to accurately reproduce the
more » ... tions that the student performs during the real practical work. This approach let to increase the efficiency of the educational process and even expand the capabilities of real experimental assembly by visualizing physical processes during its operation. Abstract The article describes the new software product developed at MEPhI. It represents a virtual reality simulation of an experiment on a subcritical uranium-graphite assembly. This practical work plays an important role in the training of young specialists studying the physics of nuclear reactors. However not all students have access to real experimental facilities, this fact makes it necessary to complement real experiment with simulation in virtual reality that allows to accurately reproduce the actions that the student performs during the real practical work. This approach let to increase the efficiency of the educational process and even expand the capabilities of real experimental assembly by visualizing physical processes during its operation.
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2020.02.135 fatcat:r7vfsjshibe6tliocyugqru3km