OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 5, September 2001

Computer Program Service of the OECD/NEA Data Bank 

Computer Codes

The most recently acquired computer codes and data are:

KIVA3 Transient Multicomponent 2- & 3-D Reactive Flows with Fuel Sprays
BOT3P1.0 2D/3D mesh generator and graphical display of geometry & results for determinsitic transport codes
MEXP EXTERMINATOR-2 utility programs
CARES Seismic Structure Safety Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants
ZZ-CANDULIB-AECL Burnup-Dependent ORIGEN-S Cross-Section Libraries for CANDU Reactor Fuels
MONTEBURNS1.0 An Automated Multi-Step Monte Carlo Burnup Code System.
ZZ-POINT2000 Linearly Interpolable ENDF/B-VI.7 data for 8 temperatures
NRSC Neutron Resonance Spectrum Calculation system
FEMAXI Thermal & Mechanical Behaviour of LWR Fuel Rods
RODBURN Power Profiles & Isotopics in PWR BWR Fuel Rods
MOSRA-LIGHT High Speed 3-D x-y-z Nodal Diffusion Code for Vector Computers
COBRA-EN Thermal-Hydraulic Transient Analysis of Reactor Cores
REBUS3/VARIANT8.0 Code System for Analysis of Fast Reactor Fuel Cycles.
DIF3D8.0/VARIANT8.0 2-D 3-D multigroup diffusion/transport theory nodal& finite difference solver variational method
ZZ-KAFAX-F22 80 and 24 groups cross-section library in MATXS format based on JEF-2.2 for fast reactors
ZZ-KASHIL-E6 175 n - 42 gamma groups cross sections in MATXS format based on ENDF/B-VI.5for shielding applications
ZZ-MCLIB-E6 Continuous energy cross section library from 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/

Note to recipients of the Nuclear Program Abstracts on CD-ROM
Recently we sent to you the computer program abstracts on CD-ROM, a searchable ACCESS database for identifying computer codes carrying out specific tasks. We have discovered that our CD-ROM reproduction unit had one faulty CD cutter out of 4, thus 25% of the CD-ROMs we have distributed do not work. If you have one of these and you wish to receive a working one please send an e-mail to: mcgrath@oecd-nea.org

Integral Experiments Data Bases

The CSNI Code Validation Matrix Separate Effects Test Data have been extended in the following way :

New experiments:

- ACHILLES experiment (abstract)

- THETIS experiment (abstract)

Updated experiments:

- PDHT-HP experiment (abstract)

CD-ROMs No.8 and 10 of the set have been modified accordingly and are available to the recipients of the CCVM database.

Training Courses, Workshops & Tutorials (co-organised with RSICC) The MCNP introductory training course was held from 10-14 September 2001 at Stuttgart, Germany and was attended by 23 participants.

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

    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 tentatively in addition the following training courses/workshops
    SCALE 4.4A - Criticality, Shielding, Source Term (tentative)

    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.

    Workshop on Computing Radiation Dosimetry with embedded training course on MCNPX - Monte Carlo Code System for Multiparticle & High Energy Applications
    Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear (ITN), Sacavem, Lisbon, Portugal 22-28 June 2002.
    During the weekend of 22-23 June a series of tutorial lectures will be held followed by a daily tutorial lecture delivered by a senior expert, on a subject related to the MCNPX module(s) being taught that day.
    The MCNPX specific training will be delivered during 24-28 June.

    MCNP-4C Introductory or Advanced Course

    PENELOPE-2000 (electron-photon transport) workshop with tutorial, (Spring 2002, RSICC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA)

    AMPX-2000 Cross-Section Processing System (summer-autumn 2002), Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

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)

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