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Title: An Overview of the International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project

Interest in high-quality integral benchmark data is increasing as efforts to quantify and reduce calculational uncertainties associated with advanced modeling and simulation accelerate to meet the demands of next generation reactor and advanced fuel cycle concepts. Two Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) activities, the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP), initiated in 1992, and the International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPhEP), initiated in 2003, have been identifying existing integral experiment data, evaluating those data, and providing integral benchmark specifications for methods and data validation for nearly two decades. Data provided by those two projects will be of use to the international reactor physics, criticality safety, and nuclear data communities for future decades. An overview of the IRPhEP and a brief update of the ICSBEP are provided in this paper.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1178048
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU--13-30834
Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5639; TRN: US1500309
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Science and Engineering; Journal Volume: 178; Journal Issue: 3
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; NEA; EVALUATION; BENCHMARKS; CRITICALITY; SAFETY; SIMULATION; FUEL CYCLE; SPECIFICATIONS; VERIFICATION; REACTOR PHYSICS; INTEGRALS; NUCLEAR DATA COLLECTIONS Integral Benchmarks; IRPhEP; Reactor Physics; Validation and Verification