Contributions to integral nuclear data in ICSBEP and IRPhEP since ND2016
1 Idaho National Laboratory
2 OECD NEA
Published online: 30 September 2020
The contributions to the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) and the International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP) was last presented to the international nuclear data community at ND2016. Since ND2016, integral benchmark data that are available for nuclear data testing has continued to increase. The 2018 edition of the International Handbook of Evaluated Criti-cality Safety Benchmark Experiments (ICSBEP Handbook) now contains 574 evaluations with benchmark specifications for 4,916 critical, near-critical, or subcritical configurations, 45 criticality alarm placement/shielding configuration with multiple dose points apiece, and 215 configurations that have been categorized as fundamental physics measurements that are relevant to criticality safety applications. The 2018 edition of the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments (IRPhEP Handbook) contains data from 159 different experimental series that were performed at 54 different nuclear facilities. Currently 156 of the 159 evaluations are published as approved benchmarks with the remaining three evaluations published as drafts. Measurements found in the IRPhEP Handbook include criticality, buckling and extrapolation length, spectral characteristics, reactivity effects, reactivity coefficients, kinetics, reaction-rate distributions, power distributions, isotopic compositions, and/or other miscellaneous types of measurements for various types of reactor systems. Additional benchmark evaluations will be included in the 2019 editions of these handbooks. These handbooks continue to represent the standard for neutronics benchmark experiment evaluation.
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