The International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments is prepared by a working party comprised of experienced reactor physics personnel from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The handbook contains reactor physics benchmark specifications that have been derived from experiments that were performed at various nuclear experimental facilities around the world. The benchmark specifications are intended for use by reactor physics personal to validate calculation techniques
The 2012 Edition of the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Experiments contains data from 56 different experimental series that were performed at 32 different reactor facilities. Fifty-two of the 56 evaluations are published as approved benchmarks. The remaining four evaluations are published as DRAFT documents only. Draft documents have been reviewed by the IRPhEP Technical Review Group (TRG); however, all action items could not be completed or reviewed in time for the final publication or, in most cases, the TRG felt it necessary to review the revised evaluations before giving final approval. The Handbook is organized in a manner that allows easy inclusion of additional evaluations, as they become available. Additional evaluations are in progress and will be added to the handbook periodically.
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Last reviewed: 15 June 2011