OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 21, December 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
  4. Thermochemical Database (TDB)
  5. Nuclear Data News  

The most recently acquired or tested computer codes and data libraries are: 

Identification Name Description
ENDF/B Format Check (New Edition)
ENDF/B Cross-Sections Redundancy Check (New Edition)
ENDF/B Thermal Cross-Sections, Resonance Integrals, G-Factors Calculation (New Edition)
ENDF/B Data Consistency Check in ENDF Format (New Edition)
ENDF/B Book-keeping Operations for ENDF Format Files (New Edition)
Heavy Gas Dispersion Incompressible Flow (New)
Environmental Radiation Dosimetry System (New)
Neutronics/Thermal-hydraulics Coupling in LWR Technology (New)
Decay Data Generated in ENDF-6 Format (New Edition)
Atomic Densities for Transport Analysis (Tested)
Monte Carlo Code System for (gamma,n) production and trasport in high-Z materials (New)
Workshop on Common Tools and Interfaces for Radiation Transport Codes (New)
OECD/NEA-US/NRC NUPEC BWR Full-size Fine-mesh Bundle Tests Benchmark (New)
3D Mesh Generator and Graphical Display of Geometry for Radiation Transport Codes, Display of Results (New Edition)
ENTRÉE 1.4.0
BWR Core Simulation System for Space and Time Dependent Coupled Phenomena (New)
Database For Transient Temperature Experiment Ifa-507 (New Edition)
3-D Elastic Seismic Wave Propagation Code (Tested)
Zaporoshye VVER1000 fuel behaviour data (4-8 cycles, Burnup about 50 MWd/kgUO2) (New)
International Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiment Handbook (New Edition)
Tritium Migration Analysis Program Version 4 (New)
3-D Capacitance Calculator for VLSI Purposes (New Edition)
JENDL-3.3 based,175 N-42 photon groups (VITAMIN-J) MATXS lib. for discrete ordinates multi-group (Tested)

For more details see weekly updated list (on Mondays)

Integral Experiments Data for Model and Code Validation:

The home page for Compilations and Evaluations has been updated concerning:
  • The first technical review meeting relative to the International Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments Project ( IRPhE ) was held from  27-28 October 2004 in Paris.
  • The International Fuel Performance Experiments Database (IFPE) was recently updated with new experiments (18 October 2004).
  • The Shielding Benchmark Experiments Database (SINBAD) includes now 35 Reactor Shielding, 26 Fusion Neutronics Shielding and 9 Accelerator Shielding Experiments. (last update: 15 December 2004).
  • 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 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 2005:

  • Schools / Courses
    •  Training Courses for 2005
      • TRIPOLI-4 planned for Winter 2005.
      • PENELOPE 4-7 July 2005, Scope & Objectives and Syllabus, Registration Form.
      • Workshop on Using MCNP5 for Medical Physics Applications, sponsored by Computational Medical Physics Working Group on Sunday, April 17, 2005, 1-5pm.  Participation is free. It is held in conjunction with the Monte Carlo 2005 Conference; Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
      • Workshop on Advances in Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations, Avignon, France, 11 September 2005.
        This workshop will focus on recent advances in methods, codes, and data for Monte Carlo criticality calculations, including: improvements to MCNP5 kcode calculations, source entropy as a convergence diagnostic, Weilandt acceleration, stochastic geometry for HTGRs, use of mesh tallies for reactor applications, pre-ENDF/B-VII data, Doppler broadening, material composition library, etc. Presenters will be Forrest Brown & Russell Mosteller from the MCNP development team at LANL (see also: http://mcavignon2005.cea.fr/ )
      • Workshop on the Monte Carlo Code TRIPOLI-4 , Avignon, France, 11 September 2005.   (see also: http://mcavignon2005.cea.fr/
      • Further 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.
  • Meetings Sponsored by the Nuclear Science Committee & Data Bank
      Meetings scheduled

    • 16-18 February 2005
      Advanced Reactors with Innovative Fuels - ARWIF-2005

      Oak Ridge, USA

    • 17-21 April 2005
      ANS International Conference “Monte Carlo 2005” -

      The Monte Carlo Method: Versatility Unbounded in a Dynamic Computing World,
      Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

    • 8-13 May 2005
      The Twelfth International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry

      Park Vista Resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA

    • 15-19 May 2005
      2005 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP’05)

      Grand Inter-Continental Seoul, Korea

    • 21-26 August 2005
      ICENES 2005 – 12th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems

      Metropole Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

    • 28 August - 1 September 2005
      Accelerator Applications - AccApp’05

      San Servolo, Venice,  Italy

    • 12-15 September 2005
      Topical Meeting Mathematics & Computation, Supercomputing, Reactor Physics and Nuclear and Biological Applications - M&C 2005

      Avignon, Palais des Papes, France

    • 2-6 October 2005
      Nureth 11 - Nuclear Reactors Thermal-Hydraulics
      SFEN and SFANS (french section of the American Nuclear Society) in cooperation with CEA

    • 9-13 October 2005
      7th International Conference GLOBAL 2005
      Tsukuba, Ibaraki-ken, Japan

    • 2006

    • 2-5 April 2006
      2006 Biennial Radiation and Shielding Topical Meeting (RPS 2006)
      General Chair: Dr. Chuan Fu Wu  (Department of Energy)
      Technical Program Chair: Dr. Robert Hayes  (Westinghouse TRU Solutions)
      Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA

    • 22-24 May 2006
      Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities - SATIF-8
      Chair: Hee-seock LEE
      Pohang Accelerator Laboratory POSTECH, Korea, Rep.

    • 10-14 September 2006
      General Chair: Ben Rouben  (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.)
      Technical Program Chair: Dr. Kenneth S. Kozier  (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.)
      Vancouver, Canada

Update from the Thermochemical Database Project (TDB):

Four new NEA TDB Reviews stemming from Phase II of the Project are now entering their final stage:
  • The Reviews on the Chemical Thermodynamics of Nickel and Selenium (inorganic species and compounds) are now with the publisher and should be available in the first half of 2005.
  • These two books will be followed shortly by two further volumes dealing with the inorganic species and compounds of Zirconium and with the species and compounds formed by selected organic ligands (EDTA, citrate, oxalate and ISA) with U, Np, Pu, Am, Tc, Se, Ni and Zr.

Nuclear Data News

  • JEFF-3.1
    The NEA Data Bank organised a JEFF meeting 24-26 November where approximately 50 people discussed the next version of the general purpose library JEFF: JEFF-3.1. The data library is planned to be released for benchmarking in May of next year and by the end 2005 the final version is expected to be available for distribution.

    Progress on the Decay Data and Fission Yields library was presented during the JEFF meeting. The feedback from testing and benchmarking has been collected and the version for distribution is expected to be released along with the general purpose library JEFF3.1.

    JEFF-3/A Activation file is available at the NEA (to request a DVD copy: rugama@oecd-nea.org ).

    Janis (Java-based nuclear information software) is a display program designed to facilitate the visualisation and manipulation of nuclear data. It allows the user to access numerical values and graphical representations without prior knowledge of the storage format. It offers maximum flexibility for the comparison of different nuclear data sets.
    It can be used locally on a PC or remotely connected to the NEA web site.

    The Janis NEA remote database has been updated to include these libraries:
    BROND-2.2, CENDL-2.1 (general purpose libraries, processed with NJoy99.90 at 293.6K)
    JEFF-3/A (Activation, interaction data)
    JENDL-FP-DD 2000 (decay data, radioactive data)
    JENDL-FY 3.3 (fission yields)

    An upgrade to Janis 2.1 is available on the NEA web site:
    or,  to request a DVD copy:  http://www.oecd-nea.org/janis/orderform.html
    You can also launch the new version online from the Janis web page: http://www.oecd-nea.org/janis , link "Launch Janis 2.1".

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