Nuclear Techniques ›› 2018, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (7): 70603-070603.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2018.hjs.41.070603


Preliminary design and implementation of TMSR cloud simulation platform

HE Yue1,2,3, CHENG Maosong1, DAI Zhimin1   

  1. 1. Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jiading Campus, Shanghai 201800, China;
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    3. ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai 201210, China
  • Received:2018-03-12 Revised:2018-04-26 Online:2018-07-10 Published:2018-07-07
  • Supported by:
    Supported by Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No.XDA02001005)

Abstract: [Background] Traditional nuclear energy simulation systems generally adopt the distributed service deployment based on the physical machines, there exist problems such as low resource utilization, difficulty in deployment and expansion. [Purpose] This study aims to design and implement cloud simulation platform for thorium-based molten salt reactor (TMSR) by making use of cloud computing platform's advantages of flexible resource scheduling, agile operation and etc. [Methods] Combining these advantages of cloud computing platform, a hierarchical and modular system architecture of TMSR cloud simulation platform was deployed. Then, a TMSR cloud simulation test platform was built to verify the technical feasibility of building the TMSR cloud simulation platform based on OpenStack. The functional modules of thorium-based molten salt experimental reactor-solid fuel (TMSR-SF1) engineering simulator were migrated to the TMSR cloud simulation test platform, which implements service deployment based on cloud computing. [Results] Users can access TMSR-SF1 simulation services through the browser without installing any client software. At the same time, the simulation resources provided by the platform are modular, and each module can be used independently or in combination. [Conclusion] After running tests, the TMSR cloud simulation test platform can provide users with the required TMSR-SF1 simulation resources quickly and efficiently throughout the software lifecycle, enabling rapid and flexible deployment and reconstruction of simulation systems.

Key words: TMSR, Cloud simulation platform, System architecture, OpenStack, Engineering simulator

CLC Number: 

  • TL365