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The NEA Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) and the NEA
Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) held their annual
meetings on 2-5 December, during which they reviewed their ongoing programmes
of work and approved future activities. A number of workshops will be
organised in 2003 and 2004 - for more details see the updated calendar
of forthcoming workshops and seminars at http://www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/calendar.html.
The NSC Expert Group on Scientific Issues in Fuel Behaviour met on 16-17
December 2002 at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna,
Austria. The objective was to review the International Fuel Performance
Experiments (IFPE) database, developed in co-operation with the IAEA.
Participants discussed the progress achieved so far with the IFPE database,
noting feedback from its users, and identifying what improvements were
needed. This database now includes data compiled in a standard format
and reviewed according to quality assurance criteria for 427 cases including
advanced gas-cooled, boiling water, pressurised heavy water, pressurised
water, and VVER reactor fuels. It was held in conjunction with the IAEA's
first Fuel Modelling and Extended Burnup (FUMEX-II) meeting. Data used
in FUMEX-II are taken from the IFPE database. More information is available
JEFF-3.0 processing, validation and benchmarking were the major items discussed at the JEFF meetings. An electronic form was created in order to gather feedback from JEFF-3.0 library users. This form is available at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/dbdata/jeff3feedback/.
The next JEFF and EFF project meetings are scheduled for 28-30 April 2003 at NEA headquarters.
The management board of Phase II of the Thermochemical Database (TDB) Project met on 26-27 November 2002 at NEA headquarters. The board approved the extension of phase II of the project until the end of 2003. During the forthcoming year several TDB reviews will be completed: an update of the existing databases for uranium, neptunium, plutonium, americium and technetium; and new reviews of selenium, zirconium, nickel and organic ligands. Fourteen participating organisations represented on the board expressed their intention to participate in a new phase of the project. The agreement for this new phase will be signed in early 2003. More information on the TDB project is available at http://www.oecd-nea.org/dbtdb/cgi-bin/tdbdocproc.cgi.
A page listing all new programs in the last 12 months can be found at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/cpsnew.html. Detailed news concerning the computer program service is available at http://www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/Newsletter/Whatsnew.htm.
|11-DEC-2002||NEA-1676||ERRORJ, Multigroup covariance matrices generation from ENDF/B-6 format (Now tested)|
|05-DEC-2002||IAEA1190||BRETISLAV,OLDRICH, Neutron Diffusion in Hexagonal Geometry for WWER Critical Fuel Assemblies (Now tested)|
|03-DEC-2002||NEA-1324||OREST, LWR Burnup Simulation Using Program HAMMER and ORIGEN (Now tested)|
|29-NOV-2002||NEA-1492||NUCLEUS-CHART, Interactive Chart of Nuclides (Arrived)|
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