OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 20, September 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
Archive of HTR Primary Documents (Extended Edition)
Unfolding of pulse height spectra using Bayes theorem and maximum entropy method (Tested)
Database for Prompt Gamma-ray Neutron Activation Analysis (New)
MCNPX 2.4.0
Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code System for Multiparticle and High Energy Applications (Revised Edition)
Neutron, Photon, Electron, and Proton Data Libraries for MCNPX 2.3.0 or 2.4.0 (Revised Edition)
UMG 3.3
UMG 3.3, Analysis of data measured with spectrometers using unfolding techniques (Tested)
Coupled Neutron, Photon, Electron, Positron 3-D, Time Dependent Monte-Carlo, Transport Calculation (Revised Edition)
Dogleg Duct Streaming Experiment with 14 MeV Neutron Source (New)
3D Mesh Generator and Graphical Display of Geometry for Radiation Transport Codes, Display of Results (New)
The ENDF File Verification Support Package (New)
Geochemical Calculation in Brines (New)
Neutron Activation Analysis Prognosis and Optimization code (Revised Edition)
Modular System for Criticality, Shielding, Heat Transfer, Fuel Depletion (Revised Edition)
Calculation of isotope equilibrium constants for geochemical models (New)
Coupled Channel, Statistical Model, Schroedinger and Dirac Equation, Dispersion Relation (Revised Edition)

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 International Fuel Performance Experiments Database ( IFPE ) was recently updated with new experiments (29 September 2004).
  • The Shielding Benchmark Experiments Database (SINBAD) includes now 35 Reactor Shielding, 25 Fusion Neutronics Shielding and 8 Accelerator Shielding Experiments. (last update: 28 September 2004).
  • 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 for 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 2004/05:

  • Schools / Courses
    •  Training Courses for 2005
      • TRIPOLI-4 Planned for Winter 2005.
      • PENELOPE Spring 2005. Scope & Objectives and Syllabus. Registration Form.
      • Workshop on Advances in Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations, Avignon, France, 11 September 2005.
        This workshop will focus on recent advances in methods, codes, and data for Monte Carlo criticality calculations, including: improvements to MCNP5 kcode calculations, source entropy as a convergence diagnostic, Weilandt acceleration, stochastic geometry for HTGRs, use of mesh tallies for reactor applications, pre-ENDF/B-VII data, Doppler broadening, material composition library, etc. Presenters will be Forrest Brown & Russell Mosteller from the MCNP development team at LANL (see also: http://mcavignon2005.cea.fr/ )
      • Workshop on the Monte Carlo Code TRIPOLI-4, Avignon, France, 11 September 2005.   (see also: http://mcavignon2005.cea.fr/
      • Further 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.
  • Meetings Sponsored by the Nuclear Science Committee & Data Bank
    • Meetings held
      • 9-14 May 2004
        Presentations made at the Tenth International Conference on Radiation Shielding (ICRS-10) with ANS Topical Meeting on Radiation Protection & Shielding (RP&S), Madeira Island, Portugal, are now accessible online.
      • 19-24 September 2004
        The ANS LWR Fuel Performance Meeting
        Orlando, Fl. , USA
      • 26 September - 1 October 2004
        International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology (ND-2004)
        Santa Fe, NM, USA
    • Meetings scheduled
    •           2004

      • 4-8 October 2004
        6th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, Operation and Safety (NUTHOS-6)
        Nara-Ken New Public Hall, Nara, JAPAN
      • 2005

      • 16-18 February 2005
        Advanced Reactors with Innovative Fuels - ARWIF-2005

        Oak Ridge, USA

      • 17-21 April 2005
        ANS International Conference “Monte Carlo 2005” -

        The Monte Carlo Method: Versatility Unbounded in a Dynamic Computing World,
        Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

      • 8-13 May 2005
        The Twelfth International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry

        Park Vista Resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA

      • 15-19 May 2005
        2005 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP’05)

        Grand Inter-Continental Seoul, Korea

      • 21-26 August 2005
        ICENES 2005 – 12th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems

        Metropole Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

      • 28 August - 1 September 2005
        Accelerator Applications - AccApp’05

        San Servolo, Venice,  Italy

      • 12-15 September 2005
        Topical Meeting Mathematics & Computation, Supercomputing, Reactor Physics and Nuclear and Biological Applications - M&C 2005

        Avignon, Palais des Papes, France

      • 2-6 October 2005
        Nureth 11 - Nuclear Reactors Thermal-Hydraulics, Avignon
        SFEN et la SFANS (Section française de l'American Nuclear Society) en collaboration avec le CEA et avec l'assistance de la société

      • 9-13 October 2005
        7th International Conference GLOBAL 2005
        Tsukuba, Ibaraki-ken, Japan

      • 2006

      • 2-5 April 2006
        2006 Biennial Radiation and Shielding Topical Meeting (RPS 2006)

        Carlsbad, New Mexico

      • 22-24 May 2006
        Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities - SATIF-8

        Pohang, Korea, Rep.

      • 10-14 September 2006

        Vancouver, Canada

      • News from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

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