OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 4, July 2001

Computer Program Service of the OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Codes

The most recently acquired computer codes and data are:

  • 2GWIHLIB, Generation and plot of cross sections for HYDMN
  • ACHILLES, heat transfer in PWR core during LOCA reflood phase experiments
  • CASKET, Thermal & Structural Analyses for Transport & Storage Cask
  • ENDF Format verification, checking codes (version 6.12)
    • CHECKER, ENDF/B format Check
    • FIZCON, ENDF/B cross-sections redundancy check
    • GETMAT, ENDF/B material retrieval
    • INTER, ENDF/B thermal cross-sections, resonance integrals, g-factors calculation
    • LISTEF, ENDF/B data file summary list
    • PLOTEF, ENDF/B data plot
    • PSYCHE, ENDF/B data consistency check in ENDF format
    • SETMDC, preprocessor for CHECKER, FIZCON, INTER, etc. source codes
    • STANEF, ENDF/B bookkeeping operations for ENDF format files
  • CHEMENGL/CHIMISTE, Chemical and Physical Properties of Elements
  • CITOPP, Processing of the output file of the CITATION code
  • DIF3D 8.0/VARIANT8.0, 2-D 3-D multigroup diffusion/transport theory nodal & finite difference solver, variational method.
  • FEMAXI, Thermal & Mechanical Behaviour of LWR Fuel Rods
  • FOTELP-2KG, Photons, electrons and positrons transport in 3D by Monte Carlo techniques
  • GUI2QAD, Graphical Interface for QAD-CGPIC, Point Kernel for Shielding Calculations
  • HYDMN, Thermal Hydraulics of Miniature Neutron Source Reactor
  • MCNP4C2, Coupled Neutron, Electron Gamma 3-D Time-Dependent Monte Carlo Transport Calculations
  • ZZ MCNPDATA, Standard Neutron, Photon & Electron data libraries for MCNP-4C and MCNP4C2
  • MCNPX 2.1.5, Monte Carlo Code System for Multiparticle & High Energy Applications
  • ZZ MCNPXDATA,  Neutron, Photon, and Electron Data Libraries for MCNPX
  • MCVIEW2, 3-D Radiation View Factor by Monte-Carlo Method
  • NRCDose 2.3.1, Evaluation of Routine Radioactive Effluents from Nuclear Power Plants
  • NUCLEUS-CHART, Interactive chart of nuclides
  • PDHT-HP, post dryout heat transfer experiments, upflow & downflow conditions
  • PENELOPE2000, Coupled Electron Photon Transport at High Energies
  • REBUS3/VARIANT8.0, Code System for Analysis of Fast Reactor Fuel Cycles
  • RODBURN, Power Profiles & Isotopics in PWR, BWR Fuel Rods
  • SCAT-2B, Spherical, Optical Model Cross Section Calculation for n, p, d, t, He-3, He-4, Heavy Ions
  • SKETCH-N 1.0, Solve neutron diffusion equations of steady-state & kinetics problems
  • SONATINA, Predicts Behaviour of Prismatic HTGR core under Seismic Excitation
  • THETIS, single phase cooling, forced & gravity reflood, level swell experiments
  • WIMS-ANL 4.0, Deterministic Code System for Lattice Calculation.
  • ZZ-DECDC, Nuclear Decay Data Files for Dose Calculation
  • ZZ-ELAST2: Database of Cross Sections for the Elastic Scattering of Electrons and Positrons by Atoms
  • ZZ-KAFAX-F22, 80 and 24 groups cross-section library in MATXS format based on JEF-2.2 for fast reactor
  • ZZ-KASHIL-E6, 175 n, 42 gamma groups cross sections in MATXS format based on ENDF/B-VI.5 for shielding
  • ZZ-MCLIB-E6, Continuous energy cross section library from mainly ENDF/B-VI.5 for MCNP-4A,-4B, 300K, 600K, 900K
  • ZZ-ORLIBJ32, Data Libraries for ORIGEN2 code based on JENDL-3.2

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/

Web Accesses to the Computer Program Service

During the last six years we have observed a spectacular increase of accesses to the information on the Computer Program Service:
Additional information on acquisition of new computer codes, distribution by client type and topics is provided graphically.

Computer Readable Computer Program Manuals

A major effort was devoted to transforming paper-based documentation into electronic form and to include it in the Master File system. Our plan is to distribute in the future all information concerning computer programs including manuals in computer readable form be it via Internet or on CD-ROM. The completion of the conversion of  manuals from paper form to PDF form (requires Acrobat Reader) is scheduled for end of 2002. More than half of the computer program packages are now in full computer readable form. This should then improve the response time to client requests.

Computer Program Abstracts on CD-ROM

A new edition of the Computer Program Abstracts on CD-ROM (based on ACCESS), will be distributed end of August / early September 2001.

Training Courses, Workshops & Tutorials:

The summary & proceedings of the NJOY (Evaluated Nuclear Data Processing) Workshop / User Group meeting, 15 May 2001 at Aix-en-Provence, France, have been completed.

A brief summary of a recent Workshop on Transport Theory, held at the Imperial College London and sponsored by the Nuclear Science / Data Bank Committees

For 2001, the following training courses, tutorials or code user group meetings are proposed :

    MCNP introductory training course 10-14 September 2001, Stuttgart,  Germany.
    TRIPOLI-3.5 (Monte Carlo) training course (in French), (2-4 October, 2001 at NEA, Paris),

    PENELOPE-2000 (electron-photon transport) workshop with tutorial, (5-7 November 2001, NEA, Paris),

For 2002 we plan in addition the following training courses/workshops
    SCALE 4.4A - Criticality, Shielding, Source Term (tentative) - see also latest newsletter

    Tutorials on deterministic radiation transport codes (tentatively early 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.

    MCNPX course Monte Carlo Code System for Multiparticle & High Energy Applications

    MCNP-4C Introductory or Advanced Course

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 online bulletin.