The State Nuclear Power Software Development Center (SNPSDC) was founded on May 21, 2010. It is a subsidiary of State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC), Now SNPSDC is the first and largest professional nuclear power software research and development institute in China, which aims at promoting the self-reliant development ability of nuclear power design and analysis software. In September 2011, the National Energy Key Laboratory of Nuclear Power Software was approved to establish, based at and operated by SNPSDC, which is the sole national nuclear power software development center in China.
The major goals of SNPSDC are to develop and validate the nuclear power self-reliant software products, and provide services for nuclear power industry on application of nuclear power software, research on big data technologies, advanced simulation technology and BPG application, NPP software management and technical support, NPP software development standardization etc. Now SNPSDC is leading and carrying out the NPP software research and development key project which was approved by the national administration. The project is named”Research on the Self-reliant Technology of key NPP Design Software”, represented by COSINE (COre and System INtegrated Engine for design and analysis), and aims at developing NPP software with independent intellectual property rights. COSINE covers nuclear reactor core design, Monte Carlo simulations, thermal hydraulics design and system safety analysis, probabilistic safety analysis, severe accident analysis, fuel design and neutron group-constant systematic . At the present, SNPSDC has achieved the requirement analysis, theory manual, design, coding and the majority of V＆V, In addition the COSINE public beta is also planned to finish by the end of 2015. SNPSDC is also in charge of the “Severe Accident Analysis and Emergency Response Support System Research” project of National Science and Technology Key Project, and have finished the nuclear power safety guidelines for National Nuclear Safety Administration. etc.
In order to take advantage of the existing resources to form cooperative innovation, SNPSDC adopts the methodology of production-study-research-practice and cooperates with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xian Jiao Tong University and North China Electric Power University via the “NPP Software University Workstations”. With centralized development, led by state-oriented tasks, and combining cutting-edge research and engineering practice, SNPSDC has achieved the collaborative software development and validation. SNPSDC promotes building the validation database for NPP software in China and has joined some important international experimental research project, such as OECD/NEA, ROSA-Ⅱ project, PKL-3 project and HYMERES project. At the same time, SNPSDC unites with several research institutes in China to carry out some research experiments and together are building the model evaluation system for NPP software. On the other hand, SNPSDC cooperates with Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute (SNERDI) to establish shanghai testing center, which aims at promoting the self-reliance and engineering application of COSINE.
SNPSDC follows the quality policy of “Quality first, Customer Satisfaction, Compliance to Quality program, Standardized management, Continuously improved processes” and works towards the quality objectives of ”High Reliability, High precision, High performance and Zero Defect”. SNPSDC shares SNPTC’s corporation culture of “nuclear power first, close cooperation, communication friendly” and makes its great effort to establish a world-class center for NPP software research & development, V＆V and engineering application.