OECD/NEA Data Bank
Computer Program Service (CPS) E-Newsletter
No. 34, September 2007
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.
- New computer codes & related
- Integral Experiments
- Workshops, training courses &
The most recently acquired or tested computer
and data libraries are:
Codes and associated Data Libraries
||Step-Wise Burnup Analysis
Code System to Combine SRAC-95 Cell Calculation Code and ORIGEN2 (New
||An Automated, Multi-Step Monte Carlo Burnup Code System
||Computer Simulation of Atomic Collisions in Crystalline
Solids (New Version)
||Evaluation of Routine Radioactive Effluents from Nuclear
Power Plants (New Version)
||Computational Fluid Dynamics Library (New Version)
||Legacy books on slowing down, thermalization, particle
transport theory, random processes in reactors (New)
||Multilevel Resonance Parameter Least Square Fit of
Neutron Transmission and Capture Data (New Version)
||Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code System To Simulate
Time-Analysis Quantities (New)
||a Java-based nuclear data display program (New Version)
||Multilevel R-Matrix Fits to Neutron and Charged-Particle
Cross-Section Data Using Bayes' Equations (New Version)
||1-,2-,3-dimensional discrete-ordinates system for
deep-penetration neutron and photon transport (New Version)
||Coupled Channel, Statistical Model, Schroedinger and
Dirac Equation, Dispersion Relation (New
||Data Preparation and Management, Subsidiary Calculations
(ENDF Format) (New Version)
||Results of the Experiments Performed in the PMK-2
Facility for VVER Safety Studies (New)
||OECD/NEA PBMR Coupled Neutronics/Thermal Hydraulics
Transient Benchmark - The PBMR-400 Core Design (New Version)
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
- 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
- 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.
Slowing Down and Thermalization of Neutrons, North-Holland
Company - Amsterdam, 582 pages, 1966
Methods in Particle Transport Theory, Butterworths, London, 430
Processes in Nuclear Reactors, Pergamon Press Oxford New York
Sydney, 243 pages, 1974
Workshops, training courses &
tutorials planned for 2007-2008:
September - 3 October 2007
Physics Working Group Workshop II, University of Florida (UF),
Hilton Hotel and Conference Center Gainesville, Florida USA
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.
and Uncertainty Analysis Training Course using SCALE TSUNAMI Syllabus, held at OECD/NEA Headquarters.
A training course on the Monte Carlo
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.
- Courses / Workshops held in 2006 and 2007
Intermediate Class, OECD NEA
- co-sponsored by ORNL/RSICC, Issy les Moulineaux, France.
TRITON - Multidimensional Transport and Depletion Course, OECD
NEA Data Bank
- co-sponsored by ORNL/RSICC, Issy les Moulineaux, France.
class on the Visual Editor, CAD to MCNP conversion and data
Visualization using Excel,
Please contact Randy Schwarz for more information: email@example.com or www.mcnpvised.com
- 7 May
to MCNP using the Visual Editor, in Richland, Washington,
- 12-16 March 2007
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
- 22 January - 9 February 2007
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
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
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
- 17-21 July 2006
Intermediate Workshop on MCNPX, ENEA, Bologna, Italy.
- 4-7 July 2006
University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Scope
Objectives and Syllabus.
- 15-17 May 2006
Symposium 2006, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
Berkeley, California, USA.
- 7-8 April 2006
Course on Neutron Spectra
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
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,
- 9-13 September 2007
Boise, Idaho, USA
Contact: Teri Ehresman
- 13-17 April 2008
Eleventh International Conference
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 -
Source, SNS, 701 Scarboro Road, OAK RIDGE, TN, USA
- 25-30 May 2008
International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry