OECD/NEA Data Bank 

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 14, June 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-1698 SWAT Step-Wise Burnup Analysis Code System to Combine SRAC-95 Cell Calculation Code and ORIGEN2 (New)
NEA-1696 IFPE/REGATE L10.3 FGR and Fuel Swelling during power transient at medium burn-up (SILOE reactor) (New) 
USCD1207 PHREEQC 2.8 and PHREEQCI Modeling of Geochemical Reactions, Calculation of pH, REDOX Potential (New)
NEA-1553 SINBAD FUSION Neutronics Benchmark Experiments (New Edition)
NEA-1552 SINBAD ACCELERATOR Shielding Benchmark Experiments (New Edition)
IAEA1336 MTR-PC Modular System for Neutronics, Thermohydraulic and Shielding Calculation (Tested)
IAEA1169 EMPIRE-II 2.18 Comprehensive Nuclear Model Code, Nucleons, Ions Induced Cross-Sections (Tested)
NEA-1564 EASY-99 European Neutron Activation System (Tested)
NEA-1603 DCHAIN-SP 2001 Code System for Analyzing Decay and Build-up Characteristics of Spallation Products (Tested)
NEA-1644 ZZ-DECDC Nuclear Decay Data Files for Dose Calculation (Tested)
NEA-1652 GEM Monte-Carlo Code for Simulation a Decaying Process of an Excited Nucleus (Tested)
NEA-1679 PVIS-4 Pressure vessel irradiation, source preparation (Tested)
NEA-1662 IRPHE/JOYO MK-II JOYO MK-II core management and characteristics database (New)
IAEA1403 C-SHIELDER Gamma shielding calculations of radionuclides emitting photons 0-5 to 10 MeV by different concretes (New)

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) 

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 a new experiment.

Workshops, Training Courses & Tutorials completed in 2003: 

  • 2nd International Workshop on 'Advanced radiation transport simulation with PENELOPE (electron-photon transport)', held in Salou (Tarragona) from 8-10 January 2003.(Penelope User Group meeting)
  • MCNP5 Intermediate/Advanced Level Training Course, 24-28 March 2003, at the Imperial College, London, England 
  • KENO / SCALE Training Courses 2003, 23-27 June 2003 in Paris France 
  • TOUGH Symposium, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), 15-17 May, A 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

Workshops, Training Courses & Tutorials planned for 2003: 

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:

  • International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications (SNA'2003), 22-24 September 2003, Paris, France
  • The 7th International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC2003) October 20-24, 2003, Tokai Research Establishment, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai-mura, Japan
  • GLOBAL 2003 Conference on future nuclear energy systems and their fuel  cycles, 16-20 November 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • 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 on Radiation Protection & Shielding (RP&S) 9-10 May 2004, Madeira Island, Portugal

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