We are excited to work with the broader open-source software community for the advancement of critical technology.
Advanced Reactor Modeling Interface
Since the beginning, TerraPower has hastened its pace of innovation with smart software design.
Recent efforts led developers to the open-source community to share and improve the collective knowledge of software tools for advanced reactor systems. Open-source software can help improve options for advanced reactor designs and to lay the foundation for a strong regulatory basis for new reactors.
TerraPower’s team joins developers of similar open-source software, such as INL’s MOOSE (Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment), MIT’s OpenMOC, OpenMC and others, to work collaboratively with DOE and the nuclear industry in their efforts to develop and demonstrate advanced reactor technologies. The open-source portion of TerraPower’s software offers a framework and ecosystem that will benefit from external contributors who are also in need of better automation tools and expressive reactor frameworks.
With an open-source portion of TerraPower’s software, TerraPower’s advanced reactor modeling interface provides an integration platform that can improve the usability and coupling of physics kernels and reactor analysis methodologies, whether they be proprietary or publicly available.