EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 146, 2017ND 2016: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Integral Experiments, Benchmarks and Data Validation|
|Published online||13 September 2017|
Benchmarking and validation activities within JEFF project
1 NEA, OECD, Paris, France
2 CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
3 ENEA, Frascati, Italy
4 SCK· CEN, Mol, Belgium
5 KIT, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
6 UKAEA, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
7 IRSN, Paris, France
8 KAERI, Daejeon, South Korea
9 JSI, Ljubljana, Slovenia
10 CEA, DEN, DER, SPRC, Cadarache, France
11 PSI, Villigen, Switzerland
12 JRC, Geel, Belgium
13 UPM, Madrid, Spain
14 NRG, Petten, The Netherlands
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Published online: 13 September 2017
The challenge for any nuclear data evaluation project is to periodically release a revised, fully consistent and complete library, with all needed data and covariances, and ensure that it is robust and reliable for a variety of applications. Within an evaluation effort, benchmarking activities play an important role in validating proposed libraries. The Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion (JEFF) Project aims to provide such a nuclear data library, and thus, requires a coherent and efficient benchmarking process. The aim of this paper is to present the activities carried out by the new JEFF Benchmarking and Validation Working Group, and to describe the role of the NEA Data Bank in this context. The paper will also review the status of preliminary benchmarking for the next JEFF-3.3 candidate cross-section files.
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