MONK and MCBEND: Current status and recent developments

Simon D. Richards, Chris M.J. Baker, Adam J. Bird, Pat Cowan, Nigel Davies, Geoff P. Dobson, Tim C. Fry, Albrecht Kyrieleis, Paul N. Smith

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MONK® and MCBEND are Monte Carlo software packages for: nuclear criticality and reactor physics; and radiation shielding and dosimetry applications, respectively. The codes are actively developed, maintained and supported by AMEC's ANSWERS® Software Service in line with the ANSWERS vision of providing easy-to-use software that meets the current and emerging needs of the user community. This paper summarises the current status of MONK and MCBEND and the recent developments which have been carried out to the codes, and their supporting nuclear data libraries and visualisation package.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-73
Number of pages11
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Energy
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Criticality
  • MONK
  • Monte Carlo
  • Reactor physics
  • Shielding


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