Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 216
Number of page(s) 4
Section Benchmarking for fission applications
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07465

Benchmarking of the JEFF-3.1 library against critical integral experiments

I. Duhamel and S. Evo

Institute of Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety, BP. 17, 92262 Fontenay-aux-Roses Cedex, France

Published online: 21 May 2008

In the framework of criticality safety, the validation of the APOLLO2-MORET 4 calculation route, performed by IRSN, is based on the calculation of more than 1800 integral experiments. Calculations were performed on this huge validation database using group-wise nuclear data libraries based on JEFF-3.1 evaluation files. Calculation-experiment discrepancies were analyzed regarding the neutron spectrum. This validation highlights that the JEFF-3.1 evaluation gives markedly better results than those obtained with the JEF-2.2 evaluated library for many of the criticality applications.

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