OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 34, September 2007

Reminder: Requests for computer codes acquired from RSICC under the new co-operative arrangement (signed on 10 April, 2006) have to undergo an additional screening procedure. End-users need to fill in FORMS in order to obtain a single user/single site licence for using such codes. If you have already downloaded these forms, please note that the instructions have been updated.

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
Computer Codes and associated Data Libraries
Step-Wise Burnup Analysis Code System to Combine SRAC-95 Cell Calculation Code and ORIGEN2 (New Version)
MONTEBURNS 2.0 An Automated, Multi-Step Monte Carlo Burnup Code System (New Version)
MARLOWE 15b Computer Simulation of Atomic Collisions in Crystalline Solids (New Version)
NRCDose 2.3.8 Evaluation of Routine Radioactive Effluents from Nuclear Power Plants (New Version)
CFDLIB05 Computational Fluid Dynamics Library (New Version)
NEA-1792/01 MMRW-BOOKS Legacy books on slowing down, thermalization, particle transport theory, random processes in reactors (New)
REFIT-2007 Multilevel Resonance Parameter Least Square Fit of Neutron Transmission and Capture Data (New Version)
MCNP-POLIMI v1.0 Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code System To Simulate Time-Analysis Quantities (New)
JANIS 3.0 a Java-based nuclear data display program (New Version)
SAMMY-7.0.1 Multilevel R-Matrix Fits to Neutron and Charged-Particle Cross-Section Data Using Bayes' Equations (New Version)
DOORS3.2A 1-,2-,3-dimensional discrete-ordinates system for deep-penetration neutron and photon transport (New Version)
ECIS-06 Coupled Channel, Statistical Model, Schroedinger and Dirac Equation, Dispersion Relation (New Version)
PREPRO2007 Data Preparation and Management, Subsidiary Calculations (ENDF Format) (New Version)
Integral Experiments Data
NEA-1789/01 PMK2-VVER440-RESULTS Results of the Experiments Performed in the PMK-2 Facility for VVER Safety Studies (New)
NEA-1746/03 ZZ-PBMR-400 OECD/NEA PBMR Coupled Neutronics/Thermal Hydraulics Transient Benchmark - The PBMR-400 Core Design (New Version)

For more details see daily updated list

Integral Experiments Data for Model and Code Validation:

  • The 2007 edition of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) has been released in September 2007. It contains now experimental data for over 4092 critical configurations.

  • The International Fuel Performance Experiments Database (IFPE) contains 1209 cases (22 May 2007). Since then new experiments were released in particular relative to MOX fuels which are in process of being compiled and evaluated. They shall be integrated into IFPE during 2007.

  • The Shielding Benchmark Experiments Database (SINBAD) includes 42 Reactor Shielding, 27 Fusion Neutronics Shielding, and 15 Accelerator Shielding Experiments (last update: 21 May 2007).

  • The second edition of the  International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments Handbook (IRPhE) was published in March 2007 and contains reactor physics benchmark specifications that have been derived from experiments that were performed at various nuclear experimental facilities around the world.

  • Prof. M.M.R Williams has now released the following three of his legacy books for free distribution for use by students and other researchers.
    • The Slowing Down and Thermalization of Neutrons, North-Holland Publishing Company - Amsterdam, 582 pages, 1966
    • Mathematical Methods in Particle Transport Theory, Butterworths, London, 430 pages, 1971
    • Random Processes in Nuclear Reactors, Pergamon Press Oxford New York Toronto Sydney, 243 pages, 1974

Workshops, training courses & tutorials planned for 2007-2008:

  • Schools/Courses/Workshops
    •   2007-2008

      • 30 September - 3 October 2007
        CMPWG-II Computational Medical Physics Working Group Workshop II,  University of Florida (UF),
        Hilton Hotel and Conference Center Gainesville, Florida USA

      • 26 November 2007
        NJOY User Group Meeting, OECD/NEA, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
      • 30 January - 1 February 2008
      • Course on "Analytical Benchmarks: Case Studies in Neutron Transport Theory" using the Handbook (including computer codes) to be published on "Analytical Benchmarks for Nuclear Engineering Applications (Case Studies in Neutron Transport Theory)". This course is intended for transport methods developers and those who teach reactor physics and transport theory. In addition, the course would be appropriate for anyone with an analytical interest in solving equations and the application of numerical methods to obtain extreme accuracy.
        Teacher: Prof. Barry D. Ganapol. Registration Form.
      • 25-29 February 2008
        Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis Training Course using SCALE TSUNAMI Syllabus, held at OECD/NEA Headquarters. Registration Form.
      • 7-11 April 2008
        A training course on the Monte Carlo computer code TRIPOLI-4 will be held  at OECD/NEA Headquarters. The new version that is being released contains cross section libraries from the latest evaluations. It contains also an interactive pre-processor for preparing of geometries. Registration Form.

      • 12-16 May 2008
        Joint introductory/intermediate MCNP/MCNPX training course, ITN, Sacavem, Lisbon (Portugal) - co-sponsored by ORNL/RSICC. Registration form.

    • Courses / Workshops held in 2006 and 2007
      • 3-7 September 2007
        MCNPX Intermediate Class, OECD NEA Data Bank - co-sponsored by ORNL/RSICC, Issy les Moulineaux, France.
      • 10-13 September 2007
        SCALE TRITON - Multidimensional Transport and Depletion Course, OECD NEA Data Bank - co-sponsored by ORNL/RSICC, Issy les Moulineaux, France.
      • 16 July 2007
        Advanced class on the Visual Editor, CAD to MCNP conversion and data Visualization using Excel,
        Please contact Randy Schwarz for more information: randyschwarz@mcnpvised.com or http://www.mcnpvised.com
      • 7 May 2007
        Introduction to MCNP using the Visual Editor,  in Richland, Washington, USA.
      • 12-16 March 2007
        MCNP5 Introductory Class, with additional topics in advanced geometry & criticality, University of Pisa, Italy, OECD NEA Data Bank - co-sponsored by ORNL/RSICC (Information on accommodation and transportation).
      • 22 January - 9 February 2007
        Seminar and Training on Scaling, Uncertainty and 3D Coupled Code Calculations in Nuclear Technology, (3D.S.UNCOP-2007), Department of Nuclear Engineering of Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, USA.
      • 28-29 November 2006
        Journées "codes de calcul en radioprotection, radiophyisque et dosimétrie", INSTN, Saclay.
      • 20 November 2006
        NJOY users group meeting, NEA Headquarters, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (Link contains Proceedings).
      • 15-17 November 2006
        Training Course on Montecarlo Simulation, Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Baeza (Jaén), Spain.
      • 15-17 September 2006
        Workshop on Use of Monte Carlo Techniques for Design and Analysis of Radiation Detectors, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
      • 28-31 August 2006
        The OECD Halden Reactor Projects organises every year an International Summer School. The next one is called OECD - HRP Summer School on Water Chemistry of Nuclear Reactor Systems, held at Halden, Norway. (Programme).
      • 17-21 July 2006
        Intermediate Workshop on MCNPX, ENEA, Bologna, Italy.
      • 4-7 July 2006
        PENELOPE-2006, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Scope & Objectives and Syllabus.
      • 15-17 May 2006
        TOUGH Symposium 2006, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA.
      • 7-8 April 2006
        Training Course on Neutron Spectra Unfolding, Cape Town, South Africa: UMG software package provided by PTB (UMG: Unfolding with GRAVEL and MAXED).

  • Meetings Sponsored by the Nuclear Science Committee & Data Bank


      • 15-19 April 2007
        SNA-2007 + M&C-2007, Joint International Topical Meeting on Mathematics & Computation and Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications
        Monterey Marriott, Monterey, California, USA
        General Chair: Tomas Diaz de la Rubia and Brian Wirth  (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
        Technical Program Chair: Jasmina Vujic  (University of California, Berkeley).
      • 9-13 September 2007
        Boise, Idaho, USA
        Contact: Teri Ehresman


      • 13-17 April  2008
        Eleventh International Conference on Radiation Shielding (ICRS11) and Fifteenth Topical on Radiation Protection and Shielding (RPS15). Organiser: Georgia Institute of Technology, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia, USA

      • 21-23 April 2008
        SATIF-9, Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities -
        Spallation Neutron Source, SNS, 701 Scarboro Road, OAK RIDGE, TN, USA
      • 25-30 May 2008
        13th International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry
        Akersloot, Netherlands


      • 3-7 May 2009
        M&C-2009, ANS Mathematics and Computation Division
        Saratoga Springs, NY. USA
        Contact: Tom Sutton
See also: Other NEA nuclear science meetings

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