Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety (WPNCS) 2019 Meetings

The annual meetings of the Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety and its five expert groups took place on 23-27 September 2019 at NEA/OECD headquarters in Paris.

Date Time Agenda
Monday, 23 September 2019 09:00-13:00 SG-4
  14:00-18:00 SG-3
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 09:00-13:00 SG-2
  14:00-18:00 SG-7
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 09:00-13:00 SG-5
  14:00-18:00 SG-6
Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:00-18:00 SG-1
Friday, 27 September 2019 09:00-18:00 WPNCS

Participation in the WPNCS meeting is restricted to WPNCS members.

  • SG-1: Role of integral Experiment Uncertainties and Covariance Data in Criticality Safety Validation (EGUACSA, Phase IV)
  • SG-2: Blind benchmark on MOX damp powders (EGUACSA, Phase V)
  • SG-3: The effect of temperature on the neutron multiplication factor for PWR fuel assemblies
  • SG-4: Analysis of Past Criticality Accidents
  • SG-5: Experimental needs for criticality safety purpose
  • SG-6: Statistical tests for diagnosing fission source convergence and undersampling in Monte Carlo criticality calculations
  • SG-7: On the definition of a benchmark on sensitivity/uncertainty analysis on used fuel inventory