OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 28, April 2006 

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
A TOUGH2 fluid property module for mixtures of water-NaCl-CO2 (New)
Ispra Sodium Benchmark Experiment (EURACOS) (~1986) (Updated Edition)
Measurement of Photon Leakage Spectra from Spherical and Hemispherical Samples of Aluminium, Titanium, Iron, Copper, Zirconium, Lead, and Uranium-238 with a Central 14-MeV Neutron Source (1992) (Updated Edition)
Winfrith Water/Iron Benchmark Experiment (PCA Replica) (1984) (Updated Edition)
Database for Radio Chemical Modelling (New version)
FNG Benchmark Experiment on Tungsten (2001) (Updated Edition)
KANT Spherical Shell Transmission Experiment on Beryllium ('KANT' stands for 'Karlsruhe Neutron Transmission Experiment') (Updated Edition)
KOLA-3 MIR test temperature during ramp, FGR and pressure at EOL, Bu up to 55 MWd/kgUO2 (New)
ISIS Benchmark Experiment on Deep-Penetration Neutrons through Concrete and Iron Shields (1998) (New)
HIMAC experiments stopping He, C, Ne, Ar, Xe, Fe & Si ions on Al, C, Cu & Pb targets (Updated Edition)
3-D Simulation of Electron Orbits in Magnetic Multipole Plasma Source (New)
Canadian and early British Energy Reports on Nuclear Reactor Theory (1940-1946) (Updated Edition)
Fast neutron source reactor primary documents, reactor physics experiments (New)
Elastic scattering with nucleon-nucleon potential and DWBA for inelastic scattering (New)
International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (New)
Clad creepdown, power history effect on fission product distribution (6 PWR rods 40-64 MWd/kg in BR-3) (New)
Operation factor data of the Novovoronezh VVER-1000 fuel assembly 4108 rods (New)
Pellet Clad Interaction Failure Analysis, Power Ramps (Updated Edition)

For more details see daily updated list

Integral Experiments Data for Model and Code Validation:

The home page for Compilations and Evaluations has been updated concerning:
  • The International Fuel Performance Experiments Database (IFPE) contains 1183 cases (27 March 2006).
  • The Shielding Benchmark Experiments Database (SINBAD) includes 37 Reactor Shielding-27 Fusion Neutronics Shielding-, and 13 Accelerator Shielding-Experiments. (last update: 4 April 2006).
  • The first edition of the  International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (IRPhE) was published in March 2006 and contains reactor physics benchmark specifications that have been derived from experiments that were performed at various nuclear experimental facilities around the world. 
  • The 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 project, the SETH Project and the PSB-VVER Project). These data are subject to restrictions for their distribution.

Workshops, training courses & tutorials planned for 2006:

  • Schools / Courses / Workshops
    • For 2006/2007

      • 15-17 May 2006
        TOUGH Symposium 2006, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA

      • 4-7 July 2006
        PENELOPE-2006, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Scope & Objectives and Syllabus. Registration Form.

      • 17-21 July 2006
        Intermediate Workshop on MCNPX, ENEA, Bologna, Italy. Registration Form.

      • 23 August - 1 September 2006
        Frédéric Joliot/Otto Hahn Summer School on Nuclear Reactors: Physics, Fuels, and Systems, CEA Cadarache, France

      • 28-31 August 2006
        The OECD Halden Reactor Projects organises every year an International Summer School. The next one is called OECD - HRP Summer School on Water Chemistry of Nuclear Reactor Systems, held at Halden, Norway. The deadline for registration is June 30. (Invitation), (Programme)

      • 15-17 September 2006
        Workshop on Use of Monte Carlo Techniques for Design and Analysis of Radiation Detectors, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

      • 9-13 October 2006
        Training Course on MCNP5, ITN Sacavém, Lisbon, Portugal

      • 22 January - 9 February 2007
        Seminar and Training on Scaling, Uncertainty and 3D Coupled Code Calculations in Nuclear Technology, (3D.S.UNCOP-2007), Department of Nuclear Engineering of Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, USA

      • Further announcements for possible courses on SCALE5, TRIPOLI-4 and others will be made later. Future courses, tutorials etc. will be held depending on user interest and participation.

    • Courses / Workshops recently held
      • NJOY Workshop and User Group Meeting, 2 May 2005, NEA headquarters, 12 boulevard des Iles , 92130 Issy les Moulineaux, France (Proceedings)
      • PENELOPE-2005, 4-7 July 2005, Scope & Objectives and Syllabus
      • Seminar and Training on Scaling, Uncertainty and 3D Coupled Code Calculations in Nuclear Technology, (3D.S.UNCOP-2005) University of Zagreb, 20 June - 8 July 2005
      • Workshop on Advances in Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations, Avignon, France, 11 September 2005.
      • Workshop on the Monte Carlo Code TRIPOLI-4 , Avignon, France, 11 September 2005, by the TRIPOLI-4 team. 
      • APOLLO2 Workshop, Avignon, 11 September 2005 from 1.30 PM to 4.30 PM.
On request, the handouts of the Workshop on Advances in Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations, and Workshop on the Monte Carlo Code TRIPOLI-4 are available on CD-ROM to authorised users from NEA Data Bank member countries
      • Workshop on Processing of Application Libraries for Monte Carlo Transport Calculations, 12-16 September 2005, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
      • Workshop on Evaluation of Uncertainties in Relation to Severe Accidents and Level 2 Probabilistic Safety Analysis, Cadarache (France), 7-9 November 2005
      • Seminar and Training on Scaling, Uncertainty and 3D Coupled Code Calculations in Nuclear Technology, (3D.S.UNCOP-2005), 23 January - 10 February 2006, School of Nuclear Engineering, Barcelona, Spain
      • 7-8 April 2006
        Training Course on Neutron Spectra Unfolding, Cape Town, South Africa: UMG software package provided by PTB (UMG: Unfolding with GRAVEL and MAXED)

  • Meetings Sponsored by the Nuclear Science Committee & Data Bank


      • 22-24 May 2006
        Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities - SATIF-8

        Chair: Hee-seock LEE
        Pohang Accelerator Laboratory POSTECH, Korea, Rep.

      • 5-7 September 2006
        CFD4NRS: Workshop on Benchmarking of CFD Codes for Application to Nuclear Reactor Safety,
        OECD/NEA and IAEA, hosted by Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS), Garching, Munich, Germany

      • 10-14 September 2006
        PHYSOR-2006-Topical Meeting Advances in Nuclear Analysis and Advances in Nuclear Analysis and Simulation
        Hyatt Regency Vancouver
        General Chair: Ben Rouben (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.)
        Technical Program Chair: Dr. Kenneth S. Kozier (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.)
        Vancouver, Canada
        Call for Papers (PDF)

      • 25-29 September 2006
        9th Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation
        (co-organised NSC/NDC)
        Nîmes, France

      • 1-4 October 2006
        3rd International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology - HTR 2006
        Potchefstroom, South Africa


      • 15-18 April 2007
        SNA-2007 + M&C-2007, Joint International Conference on Mathematics & Computation and Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications

        Monterey Marriott, Monterey, California, USA
        General Chair: Tomas Diaz de la Rubia and Brian Wirth (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
        Technical Program Chair: Jasmina Vujic (University of California, Berkeley)
        Monterey, California, USA
      • 22-27 Avril 2007
        Nuclear Data Conference
        Nice, France
      • 28-31 May 2007
        Eighth International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety - ICNC-2007
        Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation


      • 14-18 September 2008
        PHYSOR-2008-Nuclear Power: A Sustainable Energy Resource
        Interlaken, Switzerland

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