OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 18, April 2004

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 or tested computer codes and data libraries are: 

Identification Name Description
NEA-1210/17 ZZ-HATCHES-16
Database for Radio Chemical Modelling (New)
TUD measurement of neutron and photon flux spectra in a tungsten assembly (2002) (New)
TUD measurement of neutron and photon flux spectra in a silicon carbide assembly (2001) (New)
NEA-1696/01 IFPE/REGATE L10.3
FGR and Fuel Swelling during power transient at medium burn-up (SILOE reactor) (New)
7 idealised cases for functional dependence of FGR predictions (New)
NEA-1693/01 ZZ-V1000CT-1&2
VVER-1000 Main Coolant Pump (MCP) Switching On Benchmark (Updated)
NEA-0842/03 SRAC-95
Cell Calculation with Burnup, Fuel Management for Thermal Reactors (Tested)
NEA-1666/01 HEPROW
Unfolding of pulse height spectra using Bayes theorem and maximum entropy method (New)
NEA-1665/01 UMG 3.3
Analysis of data measured with spectrometers using unfolding techniques (New)
Evaluated neutron reaction data for Th-232, U, Np, Pu, Am and Cm isotopes (New)
NEA-0850/15 ECIS-03
Coupled Channel, Statistical Model, Schroedinger and Dirac Equation, Dispersion Relation (New)
IAEA1408/01 WLUP
69 and 172 Group Cross Section Libraries for WIMS (Tested)

Note : All computer codes with 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)

Update from the Thermochemical Database Project (TDB):

Simultaneously with the publication of the 2003 NEA TDB “Update on the Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium, Americium and Technetium”, an updated set of selected data for formation and reaction chemical thermodynamic properties was made available to NEA TDB Users on the NEA web pages.(under “Available Data”)
These selected data for species and compounds (and reactions involving them) of U, Np, Pu, Am, and Tc are supplemented by files containing:

- the set of Auxiliary Data that have been used for the data evaluation leading to the NEA TDB selections, and
- for aqueous species, the set of specific ion interaction coefficients used for the extrapolation to zero ionic strength of the corresponding equilibrium constants.

This update should be borne in mind by those obtaining speciation codes (and derived database distributions such as HATCHES) from the Computer Program Service since in most cases the files provided with these codes or databases will not make use of the updated NEA TDB selections.

For further information, please contact Federico J. Mompean ( mompean@oecd-nea.org )

Integral Experiments Data for Model and Code Validation:

The home page for Compilations and Evaluations has been updated concerning the:
  • The latest status of the International Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments Project is given in IRPhE .
  • The International Fuel Performance Experiments Database (IFPE) was recently updated with new experiments (13 April 2004).
  • The Shielding Benchmark Experiments Database (SINBAD) includes now 33 Reactor Shielding, 21 Fusion Neutronics Shielding and 5 Accelerator Shielding Experiments. The October 2003 SINBAD edition contains 10 new experiments.
  • A new Edition of the CCVM (CSNI Code Validation Matrix of Thermo-Hydraulic Codes for LWR LOCA and Transients) is now available (January 2004).
  • Experimental data and reports from recent projects operated under the auspices of the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) have been added to the Data Bank. (These comprise the CABRI REPNa series , the SETH Project and the PSB-VVER Project ). These data are subject to restrictions for their distribution at this stage. The reports and data from the RASPLAV project are now available to organisations from OECD member countries and from the Russian Federation

Workshops, Training Courses & Tutorials planned for 2004:

  •  Schools / Courses 
    •  Training Courses for 2004
      • PENELOPE (18-21 October 2004 in Athens). Scope & Objectives and Syllabus. Registration Form.
      • TRIPOLI-4 (Autumn 2004 in Paris) is planned.
      • Announcements for possible courses on MCNP5, MCNPX , SCALE5 and others will be made later. Future courses, tutorials etc. will be held depending on user interest and participation.
    • DOORS Particle Transport Workshop / Training Course, Penn State University, USA, 7-11 June 2004.
    • Frédéric JOLIOT & Otto HAHN Summer School on Nuclear Reactors - "Physics, Fuels and Systems"  - Generation-IV Reactors, Fuels and Fuel Cycles, Cadarache (France), August 25 - September 3, 2004
    • The OECD Halden Reactor Projects organises every year an International Summer School. The next one is called OECD - HRP Summer School on Fuel Behaviour Modelling. It will be held form 31 August to 3 September, 2004 at Halden, Norway. The deadline for registration is July 1. 
    • Second Level Master Course in Nuclear Engineering Technologies (NET-MC2), University of Pisa, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Nucleare e della Produzione
  • 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:

  • Tenth International Conference on Radiation Shielding (ICRS-10) with ANS Topical Meeting on Radiation Protection & Shielding (RP&S) , 9-14 May 2004, Madeira Island, Portugal
  • Tutorials organised at the ICRS10-RPS-2004 Conference in Madeira:
    • Big Challenges in Monte Carlo: from Physics to Biology organised by Alex Bielajew (U. of Michigan)
    • An Introductory Course in Proton Cancer Therapy organised by Wayne Newhauser (M.D. Anderson) 
    • Radiation Shielding for Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Therapy organised by Nisy Ipe and Robert Dixon

    • Registration and fees for the tutorials
  • Seventh Workshop on Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities (SATIF-7) , 17-18 May 2004, ITN, Lisbon, Portugal

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