An Introduction to Nuclear Data Processing with FRENDY
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Date: 16-17 April 2024
Place: Online course
Maximum enrolment: 25 participants
Course fee: 50 EUR

This two-day online event will be given in English by the code developer from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA).

The course will be held from 9:00-13:00 (CEST, UTC+02:00, Paris time) and will be conducted as follows:

  • Tuesday, 16 April 2024: lectures
  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024: practice

FRENDY (FRom Evaluated Nuclear Data librarY to any application) is a system to process evaluated nuclear data library and generate cross section library for transport codes.

Features of FRENDY:

  • Simple input format
  • Extensible and modular
  • Open source software (2-clause BSD license)

FRENDY can also treat NJOY input files without modifications so that NJOY users can easily integrate FRENDY in their processing system.

FRENDY version 1 only generates the ACE files, which are used for continuous energy Monte Carlo codes such as MCNP, PHITS and Serpent. A multi-group neutron cross section generation module based on ACE files was included in version 2.

The targeted audience of this FRENDY training course is beginners in nuclear data processing. 

Topics addressed during the course:

  • Nuclear data processing and meaning of input parameters
  • Generation of ACE and multi-group cross section files using FRENDY
    • original input format and recommendation values for the input parameters
    • how to modify the xsdir file to run MCNP, PHITS, and Serpent
Practical information

Participants are required to join the online course with FRENDY already installed on their laptop.

Payment information

The registration fee is 50 EUR to be paid by credit card no later than by 15 March 2024. Payment information will be provided upon completion of the registration form.

Course fees are refundable until 15 March 2024. After this date, course fees will not be refunded.

Note aux participants français : l'OCDE/NEA n'est pas un centre de formation. Les frais d'inscriptions sont dus avant le début de la prestation et il ne sera pas établi de convention de stage.