OECD/NEA Data Bank 

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 13, April 2003 

Computer Program Service of the OECD/NEA Data Bank


  1. New computer codes & related information
  2. Integral Experiments
  3. Workshops, Training Courses & Tutorials, Meetings
The most recently acquired computer codes and data are: 
Identification Name Description
NEA-1641 SONATINA Predicts Behaviour of Prismatic HTGR Core under Seismic Excitation (Now tested)
NEA-1685 IFPE/IFA-597.3 centre-line temperature, fission gas release and clad elongation at high burn-up (60-62 MWd/kg) (Revised) 
IAEA1399 ZZ-TH-N-CAPTURE-RI&G Thermal Neutron Capture Cross Sections Resonance Integrals and G-Factors (New) 
IAEA1395 XNWLUP2.0 Graphical user interface to plot WIMS-D library multigroup cross sections (Now tested)
NEA-1687 IRPHE/B&W-SS-LATTICE Spectral Shift Reactor Lattice Experiments (New Edition)
NEA-1648 IFPE/TRANS-RAMP Fuel behaviour data from PWR/BWR TRANS-RAMP I, II, IV experiments (New)
NEA-1553 SINBAD FUSION Neutronics Benchmark Experiments (New Edition)
NEA-1406 TOPICS-B Neutron and Gamma Cross-Sections Library Handling in FIDO Format (Now tested)
USCD1207 PHREEQC Modeling of Geochemical Reactions, Calculation of pH, REDOX Potential (Now tested)

Note: All computer codes with documentation documentation are now distributed exclusively in electronic form either on  CD-ROM or via FTP. No paper copies of manuals are provided. 

For more details see weekly updated list (on Mondays) 

Integral Experiments Data for Model and Code Validation

Compilations and evaluations have been updated concerning the :
  • Shielding Experiments Data Base (SINBAD) at NEADB or RSICC 
  • Work is in progress on the International Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments Project. See IRPhE . Here you can download a recent summary (July 2002).
  • The International Fuel Performance Experiments Database (IFPE) was recently enriched with new experiments and some evaluations of the experiments were revised. 

Workshops, Training Courses & Tutorials completed in 2003: 

  • 2nd International Workshop on 'Advanced radiation transport simulation with PENELOPE (electron-photon transport)', to be held in Salou (Tarragona) from 8-10 January 2003.(Penelope User Group meeting)
  • MCNP5 Intermediate/Advanced Level Training Course, 24-28 March 2003, at the Imperial College, London, England 

Workshops, Training Courses & Tutorials planned for 2003: 

  • TOUGH Symposium, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), 5-7 May May 5-7A symposium on applications and enhancements of  TOUGH (A General-Purpose Numerical Simulator for Multiphase Fluid and Heat Flow) with oral and poster presentations. Proceedings on CD-ROM will be available at the Symposium.

  • Contact: Stefan Finsterle, George J. Moridis, Curtis M. Oldenburg, Yu-Shu Wu LBL, E-mail: SAFinsterle@lbl.gov
  • KENO / SCALE Training Courses 2003, 23-27 June 2003 in Paris France 
  • PENELOPE-2003 (electron-photon transport) training course / tutorial, (7-10 July 2003, NEA, Paris), (see previous workshop report) - here is the registration form
  • QUADOS workshop: Intercomparison on the Usage of Computational Codes in Radiation Dosimetry,  14 - 16 July  2003, Bologna, Italy, organised by: ENEA and University of Bologna, co-sponsored by: EURADOS, OECD/NEA, Contact: Gianfranco Gualdrini guald@bologna.enea.it
  • MCNPX training course, Intermediate Level, 6-10 October 2003, University of Stuttgart, Rechenzentrum, Allmandring 30, D-70550 Stuttgart, Germany 
  • MCNP5 Introductory Training Course, 15-19 September 2003 Issy-les-Moulineaux (France) 
  • Workshop on Common Tools for Deterministic Radiation Transport, for Monte Carlo and Hybrid Codes (25-26 September 2003 in connection with the conference SNA-2003). The intention is to present in particular recently developed tools for modelling 3D problems, including in particular automated mesh generation, (X-Y-Z), (R-THETA-Z) and the visualisation of the corresponding results to facilitate interpretation and for improved documentation.  Presentation and discussion of methods and ideas for ensuring that the same models are used in MC and DT for benchmarking; development of compatible and common mesh generation and visualisation tools for MC and DT; Methods for 3D Sensitivity Analysis / Uncertainty Analysis should also be demonstrated. The Data Bank Executive Group has strongly recommended the development of such tools. If you are interested in participating, please fill in the form.
  • The 2003 Frederic Joliot & Otto Hahn Summer School in Reactor Physics: Modern Reactor Physics and the Modelling of Complex Systems held at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe/Ftu,  Hermann-Von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany from 20 - 29  August 2003

The proposed courses, tutorials etc. will be held depending on user interest and participation.

Meetings Sponsored by the Nuclear Science Committee & Data Bank

Meetings scheduled for the next two years and of interest to clients of the Computer Program Service 

In particular we signal here:

News from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) 

The latest issue of the NEA on-line bulletin.