International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (DVD)
English, published: 05/15/12
NEA#7081, ISBN: 978-92-64-99168-2
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The International Reactor Physics Experiments Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was launched in 1999 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Nuclear Science Committee (NSC). While co-ordination and administration of the IRPhEP is managed at the international level by the NEA, each participating country is responsible for the administration, technical direction and priorities of the project within their respective countries. The information and data included in this handbook are available to NEA member countries, to all contributing countries and to others on a case-by-case basis.

This handbook contains reactor physics benchmark specifications that have been derived from experiments performed at various nuclear facilities around the world. The benchmark specifications are intended for use by reactor designers, safety analysts and nuclear data evaluators to validate calculation techniques and data. Example calculations are presented; they do not, however, constitute validation or endorsement of the codes or cross-section data.

The 2012 edition of the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments contains data from 56 experimental series performed at 32 reactor facilities. Fifty-four of the 56 evaluations are published as approved benchmarks; the remaining two are published as draft documents only.

New to the handbook are benchmark specifications for selected configurations from the HTR-PROTEUS Pebble Bed Experimental Program which were performed at the Paul Scherrer Institute’s PROTEUS zero-power research reactor in Villigen, Switzerland between 1992 and 1996.