OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 6, December 2001

Computer Program Service of the OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Codes

The most recently acquired computer codes and data are:

SINBAD-REACTOR  Shielding Benchmark Experiments (for more information see SINBAD)
VIM4.0  Stead-State 3-D Neutron Transport using ENDF/B or  Multigroup Cross Sections
ORIGEN-ARP 1.00  Isotope Generation and Depletion Code System-Matrix Exponential Method with GUI and Graphics Capability
NIRAD  A Two-dimensional Radiation Hydrodynamics Code
ZZ HATCHES-14  Database for Radio Chemical Modelling
ZZ-MCJEF22NEA.BOLIB   MCNP Cross Section Library Based on JEF-2.2 (See also MCNP Libraries)
ICSBEP-2001  International Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiment Handbook (see also ICSBEP Project)

For more details see weekly updated list (on Mondays)

Other useful links about codes has recently been expanded.

Information on the Nuclear Data Service can be found in http://www.oecd-nea.org/html/dbdata/

Integral Experiments Data Bases

New web site describing the International Reactor Physics Experiments Project (IRPhEP)

Training Courses, Workshops & Tutorials (co-organised with RSICC)

Results from courses held in autumn 2001
The PENELOPE (electron-photon transport) workshop with tutorial, (5-7 November 2001, NEA, Paris), was attended by 23 participants.
The TRIPOLI-3.5 (Monte Carlo) training course (in French), (2-4 October, 2001 at NEA, Paris), was attended by 12 participants.
The MCNP introductory training course was held from 10-14 September 2001 at Stuttgart, Germany and was attended by 23 participants.

For 2002 we plan tentatively in addition the following training courses/workshops

    SCALE - Criticality, Shielding, Source Term (tentative) - see also SCALE official Web page

    Tutorials on deterministic radiation transport codes (tentatively end 2002). The intention is to present also recently developed tools for modelling 3D problems, including automated mesh generation, (X-Y-Z), (R-THETA-Z) and the visualisation of the corresponding results to facilitate interpretation and for improved documentation.  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.

    Workshop on Computing Radiation Dosimetry (CRD-2002) with embedded training course on MCNPX - Monte Carlo Code System for Multiparticle & High Energy Applications, to be held at the Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear (ITN), Sacavem, Lisbon, Portugal 22-28 June 2002.
    During the weekend of 22-23 June a series of tutorial lectures will be held followed by a daily tutorial lecture delivered by a senior expert, on a subject related to the MCNPX module(s) being taught that day. The MCNPX specific training will be delivered during 24-28 June.
    If you are interested in participating, please access the corresponding CRD-2002 Web page and please fill in the form

    MCNP - Introductory or Advanced Course including MCNP5 Features, from 18-22 March at the Imperial College, London

    PENELOPE (electron-photon transport) workshop with tutorial, (2002, RSICC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA)

    AMPX-2000 Cross-Section Processing System (summer, autumn 2002), Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. (proposed programme)

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

Other Meetings / Conferences

News from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

The latest issue of the NEA on-line bulletin.

At the close of 2001 ...

Another year has passed and the staff of the Computer Program Service wishes to thank all those who have shown continued interest in our services, to those who were patient when we were understaffed and could not respond as quickly as they wished to their requests. Particular thanks go to all those who have contributed new codes or new versions of codes and data sets. We thank them on behalf of all the users. Sharing of codes and data has proven to be of  benefit not only to users, but also to authors. Feedback, citation in publications, contact from users often spawning new relations and sometimes buisness, testing for a wider set of applications; these are some of the ingredients that make it worth sharing your work.

We wish you all a happy holiday season and a healthy and successful Year 2002 !