OECD/NEA Data Bank 

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 12, February 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-1692 FFT-BM Code Accuracy Evaluations with the 1D Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Methodology (new)
NEA-1660 IRPHE-SNEAK KFK SNEAK Fast Reactor Experiments, Primary Documentation (revision)
NEA-1687 IRPHE-/B&W-SS-LATTICE Spectral Shift Reactor Lattice Experiments (revision)
IAEA1388 FOTELP-2K3 Photons, Electrons and Positrons Transport in 3D by Monte Carlo Techniques (new)
USCD1207 PHREEQCI Windows Interactive Version of PHREEQC (new)
USCD1207 PHREEQC 2.6 Modeling of Geochemical Reactions, Calculation of pH, REDOX Potential (new)
NEA-0969 EDMULT-6.4 Electron Depth Dose Distribution in Multilayer Slab Absorbers (new)
NEA-1595 IFPE/CONTACT REV.1 PWR Fuel Performance Tests Siloe Reactor (revision)
NEA-1622 IFPE/OSIRIS R2 4 PWR Rods Irradiated in the CEA Osiris Reactor (revision)
NEA-1553 SINBAD-IPPE-V IPPE neutron transmission benchmark experiment with 14 MeV neutrons through vanadium shells (new)
NEA-1564 EASY-99 (PC version) European Neutron Activation System (new)
NEA-1264 ZZ-VITA.-J/COVA/EFF3 Covariance Matrix Data Library for Uncertainty Analysis (new)
NEA-1310 IFPE/SOFIT-1.3 REV.3 WWER-440 Fuel Thermal Performance and Fission Gas Release (revision)
NEA-1510 IFPE/HBEP-2 REV.1 Battelle's High Burn-Up Effects Programme for Fuel Performance (revision)
NEA-1510 IFPE/HBEP-3 REV.1 Battelle's High Burn-Up Effects Programme for Fuel Performance (revision)
NEA-1492 NUCLEUS-CHART Interactive Chart of Nuclides (revision)

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) 

The statistics concerning acquisitions and distribution of computer codes in graphical form

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 .
  • 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)

Workshops, Training Courses & Tutorials planned for 2003: 

  • MCNP5 Intermediate/Advanced Level Training Course, 24-28 March 2003, at the Imperial College, London, England 
  • 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
  • SAMMY Workshop (analysis of experimental neutron-induced cross-section data for extracting values and covariances for resonance parameters), May 12-16, 2003, Knoxville, TN, USA
  • 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) - 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 Training Course, (summer or autumn) date and place not yet firmly decided (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 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:

  • M&C2003: Nuclear Mathematical and Computational Sciences: A Century in Review, A Century Anew, 6-10 April 2003, Galtinburg, TN, USA
  • International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications, 22-24 September 2003, Paris, France

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