OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 27, February 2006

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
NEA-1080/09 FEMAXI-6 Thermal and Mechanical Behaviour of LWR Fuel Rods
RODBURN, Power Profiles and Isotopics in PWR, BWR Fuel Rods (New)
NEA-1517/73 SINBAD-IPPE-TH IPPE neutron transmission benchmark experiment with 14 MeV and Cf-252 fission neutrons through thorium shell (Updated)
effective delayed neutron fraction measurements (Restricted)
a Java-based nuclear data display program (New)
4 PWR Rods Irradiated in the CEA Osiris Reactor (Updated)
Estimation of dose-rates reduction by garden decontamination (New)
1-, 2-, 3-Dimensional Cross Section Sensitivity and Uncertainty Code (New)
DWBA with Non Local Potential and reduced mass and energy (New)
Pellet Clad Interaction Failure Analysis, Power Ramps (Updated)
CSNI2000/01 SETH/PKL III Countermeasures for 2 types of PWR accidents, Gas flow distributions relevant to in-reactor containments (Restricted distribution)
CSNI2200/01 PSB-VVER Computer code validation for transient analysis of VVER and RBMK reactors project (Restricted distribution)
CSNI2300/01 RASPLAV Refine accident management strategies during a reactor core meltdown (Restricted distribution)

For more details see daily updated list

Integral Experiments Data for Model and Code Validation:

The home page for Compilations and Evaluations has been updated concerning:
  • The International Fuel Performance Experiments Database (IFPE) contains 851 cases (2 March 2006).
  • The Shielding Benchmark Experiments Database (SINBAD) includes 37 Reactor Shielding-27 Fusion Neutronics Shielding-, and 13 Accelerator Shielding-Experiments. (last update: 3 January 2006).
  • The 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 project, the SETH Project and the PSB-VVER Project). These data are subject to restrictions for their distribution.

Workshops, training courses & tutorials planned for 2006:

  • Courses / Workshops
    • For 2006

        • 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)

        • 15-17 May 2006
          TOUGH Symposium 2006, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA

        • 4-7 July 2006
          PENELOPE-2006, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Scope & Objectives and Syllabus. Registration Form.

        • 15-17 September 2006
          Workshop on Use of Monte Carlo Techniques for Design and Analysis of Radiation Detectors, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
        • Further announcements for possible courses on MCNP5, MCNPX, SCALE5, TRIPOLI-4 and others will be made later. Future courses, tutorials etc. will be held depending on user interest and participation.

        • Courses / Workshops recently held
            • NJOY Workshop and User Group Meeting, 2 May 2005, NEA headquarters, 12 boulevard des Iles , 92130 Issy les Moulineaux, France (Proceedings)
            • PENELOPE-2005, 4-7 July 2005, Scope & Objectives and Syllabus
            • Seminar and Training on Scaling, Uncertainty and 3D Coupled Code Calculations in Nuclear Technology, (3D.S.UNCOP-2005) University of Zagreb, 20 June - 8 July 2005
            • Workshop on Advances in Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations, Avignon, France, 11 September 2005.
            • Workshop on the Monte Carlo Code TRIPOLI-4 , Avignon, France, 11 September 2005, by the TRIPOLI-4 team.
            • APOLLO2 Workshop, Avignon, 11 September 2005 from 1.30 PM to 4.30 PM.
          On request, the handouts of the Workshop on Advances in Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations, and Workshop on the Monte Carlo Code TRIPOLI-4 are available on CD-ROM to authorised users from NEA Data Bank member countries
              • Workshop on Processing of Application Libraries for Monte Carlo Transport Calculations, 12-16 September 2005, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
              • Workshop on Evaluation of Uncertainties in Relation to Severe Accidents and Level 2 Probabilistic Safety Analysis, Cadarache (France), 7-9 November 2005
              • Seminar and Training on Scaling, Uncertainty and 3D Coupled Code Calculations in Nuclear Technology, (3D.S.UNCOP-2005), 23 January - 10 February 2006, School of Nuclear Engineering, Barcelona, Spain

            • Meetings Sponsored by the Nuclear Science Committee & Data Bank


                • 3-6 April 2006
                  14th Biennial Topical Meeting of the ANS Radiation Protection and Shielding Division
                  General Chair: Dr. Chuan Fu Wu (Department of Energy)
                  Technical Program Chair: Dr. Robert Hayes (Westinghouse TRU Solutions)
                  Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA

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

                    Chair: Hee-seock LEE
                    Pohang Accelerator Laboratory POSTECH, Korea, Rep.

                  • 5-7 September 2006
                    CFD4NRS: Workshop on Benchmarking of CFD Codes for Application to Nuclear Reactor Safety,
                    OECD/NEA and IAEA, hosted by Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS), Garching, Munich, Germany
                  • 10-14 September 2006
                    PHYSOR-2006-Topical Meeting Advances in Nuclear Analysis and Advances in Nuclear Analysis and Simulation
                    Hyatt Regency Vancouver
                    General Chair: Ben Rouben(Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.)
                    Technical Program Chair: Dr. Kenneth S. Kozier (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.)
                    Vancouver, Canada
                    Call for Papers

                  • 25-29 September 2006
                    9th Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation
                    (co-organised NSC/NDC)
                    Nîmes, France

                  • 1-4 October 2006
                    3rd International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology - HTR 2006
                    Potchefstroom, South Africa


                      • 15-18 April 2007
                        SNA-2007 + M&C-2007, Joint International Conference 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)
                        Monterey, California, USA
                          • 22-27 Avril 2007
                            Nuclear Data Conference
                            Nice, France
                            • 28-31 May 2007
                              Eighth International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety - ICNC-2007
                              Saint Petersburg, Russia


                                • 14-18 September 2008
                                  PHYSOR-2008- Nuclear Power: A Sustainable Energy Resource
                                  Interlaken, Switzerland

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