OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 17, February 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
IAEA1408/01 WLUP 69 and 172 Group Cross Section Libraries for WIMS (New)
NEA-1492/09 NUCLEUS-CHART Interactive Chart of Nuclides (New)
NEA-1507/04 WIMSD-5B.12 Deterministic Multigroup Reactor Lattice Calculations (New)
NEA-0850/15 ECIS-2003 Coupled Channel, Statistical Model, Schroedinger and Dirac Equation, Dispersion Relation (New)
NEA-0919/05 SRIM-2003 Stopping Power and Range of Ions in Matter (Tested)
ESTS1145/02 PCX Interior-Point Linear Programming Solver (Tested)
NEA-1715/02 IRPHE-JAPAN Reactor Physics Experiments carried out in Japan (Revised Edition)
IAEA1411/01 NAAPRO Neutron Activation Analysis Prognosis and Optimization code (New)
NEA-1424/05 ZZ FSXLIBJ33 MCNP nuclear data library based on JENDL-3.3 (New)
NEA-1707/02 ZZ MATXSLIBJ33 JENDL-3.3 based,175 N-42 photon groups (VITAMIN-J) MATXS lib. for discrete ordinates multi-group (New)
NEA-1517/66 SINBAD-EURACOS-FE Ispra Iron Benchmark Experiment (EURACOS) (~1986) (Revised Edition)
NEA-1517/69 SINBAD-VENUS-3 VENUS-3 LWR-PVS Benchmark Experiment (1988) (New)
NEA-1517/70 SINBAD-NIST-H2O Neutron Leakage from Water Spheres (NIST Experiment) (~1990) (Revised Edition)
NEA-1552/11 SINBAD-HIMAC HIMAC experiments stopping He, C, Ne, Ar, Xe, Fe & Si ions on Al, C, Cu & Pb targets (New)
NEA-1552/12 SINBAD-BELAVAC BEVALAC experiment stopping 272 and 435 MeV/nucleon Nb ions on Nb and Al targets (New)
NEA-1552/13 SINBAD-MSU/155 HE-C MSU experiment stopping 155 Mev/nucleon He and C ions on aluminum target (1993) (New)
NEA-1553/31 SINBAD-FNG-W FNG Benchmark Experiment on Tungsten (2001) (New)
NEA-1553/35 SINBAD-KANT KANT Spherical Shell Transmission Experiment on Beryllium
('KANT' stands for 'Karlsruhe Neutron Transmission Experiment') (New)

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)

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 (2 December 2003).
  • 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.
  • 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 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 
    • For 2004 Training Courses on PENELOPE and TRIPOLI-4 are 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:

  • Seminar on Pellet-Clad Interaction (PCI) in Water Reactor Fuels, 8-11 March 2004, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 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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