OECD/NEA Data Bank

Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter

No. 19, July 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
Health Physics and Radiological Safety of Cyclotrons 10-250 MeV (Revised Edition)
Application to the coupling of Atmosphere Model (MM5) and land-surface Model (SOLVEG) (Report only)
H.B. Robinson-2 In- and Ex-Vessel Neutron Dosimetry Experiment (New)
OECD High Temperature Reactor Dragon Project, Primary Documents
Archive of HTR Primary Documents (New)
Radiation Shielding Tool for Proton Accelerator Facilities (New)
Chemical and Physical Properties of Elements (Revised Edition)
Multigroup covariance matrices generation from ENDF/B-6 format (Revised Edition)
UMG 3.3
Analysis of data measured with spectrometers using unfolding techniques (Revised Edition)
Proton Transport Using 3-D by Monte Carlo Techniques (Revised Edition)
Linearly Interpolable ENDF/B-VI.8 Data for 13 Temperatures (Revised Edition)
AMPX 175-N, 42-gamma multigroup X-sect. library for nuclear fusion applications (New)
AMPX 174-N, 38-gamma multigroup X-sec.library for multidimensional radiation transport and dose evaluation (New)
Neutron Activation Analysis Prognosis and Optimization code (Revised Edition)
Group Constant Generator with Resonance Interference and Self-Shielding (Revised Edition)
NEA-1603/02 DCHAIN-SP 2001 Code System for Analyzing Decay and Build-up Characteristics of Spallation Products (Tested)
NEA-1564/05 EASY-2001
European Neutron Activation System (Tested)
Electron Depth Dose Distribution in Multilayer Slab Absorbers (Tested)
Code Accuracy Evaluations with the 1D Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Methodology (Tested)
Problem Dependent Library Preprocessing in AMPX Format (Tested)
Calculates the average solid angle for source-detector geometries (Tested)
A Code System for Monte-Carlo Simulation of Electron and Photon Transport (Tested)
The ENDF File Verification Support Package (New)
PHREEQC 2.8.03
Modeling of Geochemical Reactions, Calculation of pH, REDOX Potential (New)
Code to Create Graphs from the Data Generated by PHREEQC (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)

Reminder: Update from the Thermochemical Database Project (TDB):

As part of Phase II of the NEA Thermochemical Database Project (TDB), a new publication entitled Update on the Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium, Americium and Technetium and authored by Robert Guillaumont, Thomas Fanghänel, Jean Fuger, Ingmar Grenthe, Volker Neck, Donald A. Palmer and Malcom H. Rand, was published by Elsevier in 2003. As a consequence of this new TDB Review, some of the values selected in earlier publications (1992 for Uranium and 1995 for Americium) have been superseded while others retain their validity. The 2003 Update is self-contained with respect to any new data selections but the discussions leading to the retained selections can in most cases only be found in the 1992 and 1995 publications. Since the latter are no longer available from its original publisher, the NEA is making the following reprints available to the scientific community:

* Reprint of the 1992 "Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium" by Ingmar Grenthe, Jean Fuger, Rudy J.M. Konings, Robert J. Lemire, Anthony B. Muller, Chinh Nguyen-Trung and Hans Wanner.

* Reprint of the 1995 edition of "Chemical Thermodynamics of Americium" by Robert J. Silva, Giovanni Bidoglio, Malcom H. Rand, Piotr B. Robouch, Hans Wanner and Ignasi Puigdomenech, which also contains an Appendix on the "Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium" by Ingmar Grenthe, M.C. Amaia Sandino, Ignasi Puidomenech and Malcom H. Rand.

These two reprints contain therefore information that is superseded in part by the 2003 Update. In particular, the Tables of Selected values included in these earlier TDB Reviews are outdated and should be replaced by those contained in the 2003 Update.

For more information or to request free copies of the reprints, please

Federico J. Mompean
TDB Project Co-ordinator
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
12, boulevard des Iles
F-92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)
Tel.:  +33-(0)
Fax:  +33-(0)
E-Mail: federico.mompean@oecd.org
Internet: www.oecd-nea.org/dbtdb

Integral Experiments Data for Model and Code Validation:

The home page for Compilations and Evaluations has been updated concerning the:
  • A technical Meeting relative to the International Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments Project ( IRPhE ) is scheduled for 27-28 October 2004 in Paris.
  • The International Fuel Performance Experiments Database (IFPE) was recently updated with new experiments (27 May 2004).
  • The Shielding Benchmark Experiments Database (SINBAD) includes now 35 Reactor Shielding, 24 Fusion Neutronics Shielding and 8 Accelerator Shielding Experiments. (last update: 24 June 2004).
  • A new Edition of the CCVM (CSNI Code Validation Matrix of Thermo-Hydraulic Codes for LWR LOCA and Transients) is now available (January 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:

  • Schools / Courses
    •  Training Courses for 2004
      • PENELOPE (postponed to Spring 2005). Scope & Objectives and Syllabus. Registration Form.
      • TRIPOLI-4 (Autumn 2004 in Paris) is planned.
      • 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.
      • Frédéric JOLIOT & Otto HAHN Summer School on Nuclear Reactors - "Physics, Fuels and Systems"  - Generation-IV Reactors, Fuels and Fuel Cycles, Cadarache (France), August 25 - September 3, 2004
      • The OECD Halden Reactor Projects organises every year an International Summer School. The next one is called OECD - HRP Summer School on Fuel Behaviour Modelling. It will be held form 31 August to 3 September, 2004 at Halden, Norway. The deadline for registration is July 1st. 
      • Second Level Master Course in Nuclear Engineering Technologies (NET-MC2), University of Pisa, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Nucleare e della Produzione
    • Meetings Sponsored by the Nuclear Science Committee & Data Bank
      • Meetings held