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NEA-1486 ICSBEP2013-HANDBOOK.

ICSBEP-2013, International Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiment Handbook

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1. NAME:  ICSBEP2013-HANDBOOK.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
ICSBEP2013-HANDBOOK NEA-1486/12 Arrived 12-NOV-2013

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3. DESCRIPTION

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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: http://www.oecd-nea.org/science/wpncs/icsbep/order.html.
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The Critically Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (CSBEP) was initiated in October of 1992 by the United Sates Department of Energy. The project quickly became an international effort as scientist from other interested countries became involved. The International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) is now an official activity of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development - Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD-NEA).
  
This handbook contains criticality safety benchmark specifications that have been derived from experiments that were performed at various nuclear critical facilities around the world. The benchmark specifications are intended for use by criticality safety engineers to validate calculational techniques used to establish minimum subcritical margins for operations with fissile material and to determine criticality alarm requirement and placement. Many of the specifications are also useful for nuclear data testing. The example calculations presented do not constitute a validation of the codes or cross section data.
  
The work of the ICSBEP is documented as an International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments. Currently, the handbook spans over 66,000 pages and contains 558 evaluations with benchmark specifications for 4,798 critical, near-critical, or subcritical configurations, 24 criticality alarm placement/shielding configurations with multiple dose points for each, and 200 configurations that have been categorized as fundamental physics measurements that are relevant to criticality safety applications.
  
The handbook is intended for use by criticality safety analysts to perform necessary validations of their calculational techniques and is expected to be a valuable tool for decades to come.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

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-1486/12 12-NOV-2013 Arrived restricted
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10. REFERENCES
NEA-1486/12, included references:
- NEA Nuclear Science Committee:
International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments
(September 2013 edition)
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED

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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

  J. Blair Briggs
  Idaho National Laboratory
  2525 North Fremont
  P.O. Box 1625
  Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3860 (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-1486/12
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.