The primary purpose of the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) Working Group is to compile critical and subcritical benchmark experiment data into a standardised format that allows criticality safety analysts to easily use the data to validate calculation tools and cross-section libraries.
ICSBEP work includes:
The work of the ICSBEP is documented as an International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments (ICSBEP Handbook). Cases within the ICSBEP Handbook have increased from 406 in 1995 to 4405 in 2010.
The ICSBEP Handbook is produced in electronic format (pdf files) where the experiments are grouped into evaluations and categorised by:
The Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (CSBEP) was initiated in 1992 by the US Department of Energy Defense under the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). In 1995, the CSBEP became an official activity of the NEA Nuclear Science Committee at which time the name was changed to the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP).
Last reviewed: 16 November 2011