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NEA-1048 ETOBOX.

ETOBOX, Cross-Sections Library Generated from ENDF/B for Program BOXER

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  ETOBOX.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
ETOBOX NEA-1048/01 Tested 07-JAN-1998

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-1048/01 Many Computers UNIX W.S.
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

Preparation of a cross section  library for the code BOXER from a basic library in ENDF/B format.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

According to the recommendations in the ENDF/B  manuals: M.K. Drake: Data formats and procedures for the ENDF cross  section library, BNL 50274 (T-601) (October 1970) and ENDF 50496 (October 1979). ENDL-102.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Only the formats until ENDF/B-5 can be treated. ETOBOX is not adapted to ENDF/B-6. The gamma-part of ENDF/B is not treated.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

On a SUN SPARC station 5: between a few seconds for a simple problem (for instance: group constants of C-12  at 0 K) to 3000 sec (U-238 with approx. 23000 lethargy points for the resolved resonances).
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

All the variables, including the integers, must be represented in 64 bit words.
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

ETOBOX is the library preparation code of the ELCOS system for the quasistationary modeling of LWR. Some subroutines are stored on the subroutine library LWRLIB. ETOBOX needs the data from a basic cross section library like JEF-1 or ENDF/B-5.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-1048/01 07-JAN-1998 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

- J.M. Paratte:
  Validation de la methode de calcul ETOBOX/BOXER pour les reseaux
  LWR a UO2 sur la base des experiences TRX, BAPL-UO2 et d'autres
  experiences critiques
  EIR-Bericht Nr. 556 (Juli 1985)
NEA-1048/01, included references:
- J.M. Paratte et al.:
  ELCOS The PSI Code System for LWR Core Analysis
  Part I: User's Manual for the Library Preparation Code ETOBOX
  PSI-Bericht Nr. 96-02 (Januar 1996) ISSN 1019-0643
- J.M. Paratte:
Validation de la methode de calcul ETOBOX/BOXER pour les reseaux
LWR a UO2 sur la base des experiences TRX, BAPL-UO2 et d autres
experiences critiques
EIR-Bericht Nr. 556, July 1985
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:  The core memory should not be less than about 16 Mbytes.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-1048/01 FORTRAN-77
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  On CYBER: NOS/VE. On SUN: SOLARIS.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

Before
compiling ETOBOX, the recommendations given in Appendix A.7 (page A.17) of the ETOBOX user's manual (PSI Bericht 96-02) should be taken into consideration.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

        J.M. Paratte, P. Grimm
        Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
        CH-5232 Villigen PSI
        Switzerland
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-1048/01
source program   mag tapeetobox.sou ETOBOX source deck              SRCTP
source program   mag tapelwrlib.sou LWRLIB source deck              SRCTP
test-case data   mag tapechains_pf Input file                       DATTP
test-case output mag tapechains_pfo Output file                     OUTTP
bin data lib     mag tapeLIBBCD.Z Cross section lib. (compressed)   LBBTP
report                   PSI-Bericht Nr. 96-02 (January 1996)       REPPT
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17. CATEGORIES
  • A. Cross Section and Resonance Integral Calculations
  • M. Data Management

Keywords: ENDF/B, data library, data processing.