Integral Experiments Data, Databases, Benchmarks and Safety Joint Projects
NEA-1486 ICSBEP2015-HANDBOOK.
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NEA-1486 ICSBEP2015-HANDBOOK.

ICSBEP-2015, International Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiment Handbook

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1. NAME

ICSBEP2015-HANDBOOK.

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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
ICSBEP2015-HANDBOOK NEA-1486/14 Arrived 30-NOV-2015

Machines used:

No specified machine
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3. DESCRIPTION

The ICSBEP Handbook is available on DVD and Online. To obtain the access to either the DVD or the Online version, you must submit your request using the following link: https://www.oecd-nea.org/science/wpncs/icsbep/handbook.html

 

The Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (CSBEP) was initiated in October of 1992 by the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The project quickly became an international effort as scientists from other interested countries became involved. The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) became an official activity of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in 1995.

 

This handbook contains criticality safety benchmark specifications that have been derived from experiments performed at various critical facilities around the world. The benchmark specifications are intended for use by criticality safety engineers to validate calculation techniques used to establish minimum subcritical margins for operations with fissile material and to determine criticality alarm requirements and placement. Many of the specifications are also useful for nuclear data testing. Example calculations are presented; however, these calculations do not constitute a validation of the codes or cross-section data.

 

The evaluated criticality safety benchmark data are given in nine volumes. These volumes span approximately 69 000 pages and contain 567 evaluations with benchmark specifications for 4 874 critical, near-critical or subcritical configurations, 31 criticality alarm placement/shielding configurations with multiple dose points for each, and 207 configurations that have been categorised as fundamental physics measurements that are relevant to criticality safety applications.

 

New to the handbook are benchmark specifications for neutron activation foil and thermoluminescent dosimeter measurements performed at the SILENE critical assembly in Valduc, France as part of a joint venture in 2010 between the US DOE and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). A photograph of this experiment is shown on the front cover.

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4. METHODS

Experiments that are found unacceptable for use as criticality safety benchmark experiments are discussed in these evaluations; however, benchmark specifications are not derived for such experiments (in some cases models are provided in an appendix). Approximately 829 experimental configurations are categorized as unacceptable for use as criticality safety benchmark experiments. Additional evaluations are in progress and will be added to this document periodically. The document is organized in a manner that allows easy inclusion of additional evaluations as they become available.

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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-1486/14 30-NOV-2015 Arrived restricted
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10. REFERENCES
NEA-1486/14, included references:
- NEA Nuclear Science Committee:
International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments
(September 2015 edition)
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
No specified programming language
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

  John BESS
  Idaho National Laboratory
  2525 North Fremont
  Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3855 (United States)

 

This handbook was prepared by a working group comprised of experienced criticality safety personnel from the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, the Russian Federation, France, Hungary, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Israel, Spain, Brazil, Czech Republic, Poland, India, Canada, P.R. China, Sweden and Argentina.

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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-1486/14
report NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03/I    Plutonium Systems
report NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03/II   Highly Enriched Uranium Systems
report NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03/III  Intermediate and Mixed Enrichment Uranium Systems
report NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03/IV   Low Enriched Uranium Systems
report NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03/V    Uranium-233 Systems
report NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03/VI   Mixed Plutonium - Uranium Systems
report NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03/VII  Special Isotope Systems
report NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03/VIII Criticality Alarm/Shielding Benchmarks
report NEA/NSC/DOC(95)03/IX   Fundamental Physics Measurements
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17. CATEGORIES
  • Y. Integral Experiments Data, Databases, Benchmarks

Keywords: benchmarks, criticality, experiment, safety.