This one week course focuses on the role of nuclear data for calculations of nuclear reactor systems. It covers all steps starting from the measurements, to their validation and final use in nuclear reactor calculations. State of the art nuclear data facilities together with advanced measurement techniques and methods for data analysis will be discussed and made available for practical use. The course also includes a module explaining the production of evaluated data in international recognized data formats. Special attention will be given to the production of variance-covariance information and the use of nuclear data in sensitivity studies and reactor calculations. Lectures will be alternated with measurements at dedicated facilities and computer analysis exercises.
This course is organised by EC-JRC-IRMM in collaboration with SCK•CEN and UPM.