The November bulletin covers the following items:
The Handling of Timescales in Assessing Post-closure Safety of Deep Geological Repositories
Workshop Proceedings, Paris, France, 16-18 April 2002
Physics of Plutonium Recycling
Volume VI: Multiple Plutonium Recycling in Advanced PWRs
Pressurised Water Reactor Main Steam Line Break (MSLB) Benchmark
Volume III: Results of Phase II on 3-D Core Boundary Conditions Modelling
ISBN 92-64-184-9563. 172 pages (1.6 mb).
Society and Nuclear Energy: Towards a Better Understanding
ISBN 92-64-18494-5. 128 pages (591 kb).
A joint International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)/NEA technical meeting on the use of computational fluid dynamics codes for safety analysis of reactor systems (including containment) was held in Pisa, Italy on 11-13 November 2002. More information is available at: www.oecd-nea.org/02-12-nsd.html.
The International System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) held its annual meeting at NEA headquarters on 29-31 October 2002. The ISOE programme now includes 450 reactors (in operation and shut down) operated by 72 utilities in 27 countries. During the meeting the final version of the software used to manage the programme's extensive occupational exposure and good radiation protection practice databases was approved for use. During the coming year work will focus on data analysis and on contributing operational radiation protection expertise to the International Commission on Radiological Protection recommendations, which are currently being revised.
The NEA Working Party on Nuclear Emergency Matters discussed its programme of work during its annual meeting at NEA headquarters on 12-13 November 2002. This included discussion of the group's report on the INEX 2000 exercise, which took place in May 2001 and was assessed at a workshop in January 2002. The group also developed final, specific proposals for the INEX 3 exercise. These proposals will be presented to the Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) for approval during its March 2003 meeting. The INEX 3 exercise will be implemented in the 2004-2005 timeframe.
A workshop on research and development needs for current and future nuclear systems was held at OECD headquarters on 6-8 November 2002. Presentations at the meeting included recent studies on future nuclear systems, including fourth-generation reactors and accelerator-driven systems, as well as ongoing NSC activities in the area. After the presentations, participants split into three working groups to discuss and make recommendations in the following areas: nuclear data, reactor physics and system behaviour, fuels, materials, coolants and chemistry. The draft recommendations are being reviewed by an ad-hoc expert group on R&D needs in nuclear science for later transmission to the Nuclear Science Committee. A draft final report will be presented to the NSC in June 2003.
A page listing all new programs in the last 12 months can be found at: www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/cpsnew.html. Detailed news concerning the computer program service is available at: www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/Newsletter/Whatsnew.htm.
|25-NOV-2002||NEA-1210||ZZ HATCHES-15, Database for Radio Chemical Modelling (Now tested)|
|25-NOV-2002||NEA-1459||GALIST, Decay Gamma Spectra Retrieval from ENSDF (Now tested)|
|25-NOV-2002||CCC-0474||MORSE-CGA, Monte-Carlo Neutron and Gamma MultiGroup Transport with Array Geometry (Now tested)|
|25-NOV-2002||NEA-1271||OMICRON, LLNL ENDL Charged Particle Data Library Processing (Now tested)|
|25-NOV-2002||NEA-1449||ROLAIDS-CPM, 1-D Slowing-Down by Collision Problems Method (Now tested)|
|25-NOV-2002||NEA-1653||NMTC/JAM, Simulates High Energy Nuclear Reactions and Nuclear-Meson Transport Processes (Now tested)|
|25-NOV-2002||NEA-0974||NMTC/JAERI97, High-Energy P, N, Pion Reaction Monte-Carlo Simulation (Now tested)|
|25-NOV-2002||NEA-1185||ZZ SCALE-LIB, Neutron-Group Constants Library from JEF-1 Using NPTXS, XLACS, XLACS-2 Programs (Now tested)|
|25-NOV-2002||NEA-0866||BTPLOT BTSPEC EXSPEC ORDTAB TABLST, Retrieval of ENDF/B Decay Spectra (Now tested)|
|25-NOV-2002||DLC-0077||ZZ COVERV, Multigroup Cross-Section Covariance Matrices in COVERX Format (Now tested)|
|21-NOV-2002||IAEA1222||HAMCIND, Cell Burnup with Fission Products Poisoning (Now tested)|
|21-NOV-2002||IAEA1190||BRETISLAV,OLDRICH, Neutron Diffusion in Hexagonal Geometry for WWER Critical Fuel Assemblies (Now tested)|
|20-NOV-2002||NEA-1561||CHEMENGL/CHIMISTE, Chemical and Physical Properties of Elements (Arrived)|
|20-NOV-2002||IAEA1169||EMPIRE-II, Comprehensive Nuclear Model Code, Nucleons, Ions Induced Cross-Sections (Arrived)|
|19-NOV-2002||USCD1208||CHECKR, ENDF/B Format Check (Now tested)|
|19-NOV-2002||USCD1209||FIZCON, ENDF/B Cross-Sections Redundancy Check (Now tested)|
|19-NOV-2002||USCD1210||GETMAT, ENDF/B Material Retrieval (Now tested)|
|19-NOV-2002||USCD1212||INTER, ENDF/B Thermal Cross-Sections, Resonance Integrals, G-Factors Calculation (Now tested)|
|19-NOV-2002||USCD1217||SETMDC: Preprocessor for CHECKR, FIZCON, INTER, etc. ENDF Utility source codes (Now tested)|
|19-NOV-2002||USCD1218||STANEF, ENDF/B Book-keeping Operations for ENDF Format Files (Now tested)|
|19-NOV-2002||USCD1216||PSYCHE, ENDF/B Data Consistency Check in ENDF Format (Now tested)|
|19-NOV-2002||USCD1215||PLOTEF, ENDF/B Data Plot (Now tested)|
|19-NOV-2002||USCD1214||LISTEF, ENDF/B Data File Summary List (Now tested)|
|13-NOV-2002||NEA-1684||IFPE/IFA-534.14, fission gas release as a function of burnup at high power (52-55 MWd/kg) (Arrived)|
|13-NOV-2002||NEA-1685||IFPE/IFA-597.3, centre-line temperature, fission gas release and clad elongation at high burn-up (60-62 MWd/kg) (Arrived)|
|13-NOV-2002||NEA-1678||BOT3P3.0, 3D Mesh Generator and Graphical Display of Geometry for Radiation Transport Codes, Display of Results (Now tested)|
|06-NOV-2002||NESC0983||EGUN, Charged Particle Trajectories in Electromagnetic Focusing System (Now tested)|
|05-NOV-2002||NEA-1640||ZZ-BWRTT, BWR Turbine Trip Transient Benchmark Based on Peach-Bottom 2 (Arrived)|
|05-NOV-2002||ESTS0663||CFDLIB99.2*, Computational Fluid Dynamics Library (Arrived)|
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