May 3-7, 2009 ~ SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, USA

 

 

 

Conference Program

 

 

Opening Plenary Session

 

Professor Elmer Lewis (Northwestern University) Toward Whole-Core Neutron Transport Without Spatial Homogenization

 

Dr. James Sexton (IBM) Advances in High Performance Computing - the IBM Perspective

 

Dr. Christian Chauliac (CEA - France) NURESIM: A European Software Platform for Nuclear Reactor Simulation

 

 

Session 1A: Honoring Enrico Sartori I
Special Session Organizers: Bernadette Kirk (ORNL) and Pedro Vaz (Instituto Tecnologico Nuclear, Portugal)
Session Chairs: Bernadette Kirk (ORNL) and Pedro Vaz (Instituto Tecnologico Nuclear, Portugal)

 

A Review of Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations - Convergence, Bias, Statistics
Brown, Forrest B.

 

Radiation Transport Benchmarks For Simple Geometries With Void Regions Using The Spherical Harmonics Method
Kobayashi, Keisuke

 

Analysis and Benchmarking of PENTRAN Code using the OECD-NEA Benchmark Problems
Haghighat, Alireza
Sjoden, Glenn E.
Yi, Ce

 

Revisiting the TORT Solutions to the NEA Suite of Benchmarks for 3D Transport Methods and Codes over a Range in Parameter Space
Bekar, Kursat
Azmy, Yousry Youssef

 

 

Session 1B: Honoring Enrico Sartori I
Special Session Organizers: Bernadette Kirk (ORNL) and Pedro Vaz (Instituto Tecnologico Nuclear, Portugal)
Session Chairs: Bernadette Kirk (ORNL) and Pedro Vaz (Instituto Tecnologico Nuclear, Portugal)

 

Benchmarking of the SCALE Code Package and Multi-Group Cross Section Libraries for Analysis of Lead-Cooled Fast Reactor
Memoli, Vito
Petrovic, Bojan

 

A Simplified 2D HTTR Benchmark Problem
Zhang, Zhan
Rahnema, Farzad
Pounders, Justin
Zhang, Dingkang
Ougouag, Abderrafi

 

Recent Research Progress on UNIC at Argonne National Laboratory
Smith, Micheal Addison
Kaushik, Dinesh
Smith, Barry
Yang, Won Sik
Rabiti, Cristian
Palmiotti, Giuseppe
Wollaber, Allan

 

Assessment of Mark I Rod Irradiations in the UF Subcritical Water Tank Experiment Using Transport Methods
Plower, Thomas
Rowe, Mireille A.
Sjoden, Glenn E.
Detwiler, Rebecca
Baciak, James E.

 

 

Session 2A: Radiation Transport in the Earth Sciences
Special Session Organizer: Anthony Davis (NASA - JPL)
Session Chair: Anthony Davis (NASA - JPL)

 

Transfer of Electromagnetic Energy in Particulate Media: from Wave Theory of Scattering to Ballistic Transport Equation
Mishchenko, Michael

 

Inversion of Multi-Angle Radiation Measurements
Cairns, Brian
Lacis, Andrew
Carlson, Barbara
Knobelspiesse, Kirk
Alexandrov, Michael

 

Modeling and Analysis of Offbeam Lidar Returns from Thick Clouds, Snow, and Sea Ice
Varnai, Tamas
Cahalan, Robert F.

 

On the Application of Monte Carlo Solutions of the Radiative Transfer Equation for Cloudy Terrestrial Atmospheres
Barker, Howard W.

 

 

Session 2B: Radiation Transport in the Earth Sciences
Special Session Organizer: Anthony Davis (NASA - JPL)
Session Chair: Anthony Davis (NASA - JPL)

 

Modeling of Radiation Transport in Coupled Atmosphere-Snow-Ice-Ocean Systems
Stamnes, Knut
Hamre, Borge
Ryzhikov, Gennady A.
Biryulina, Marina
Stamnes, Jakob

 

Canopy Spectral Invariants: A New Concept in Remote Sensing of Vegetation
Knyazikhin, Yuri
Schull, Mitchel A
Xu, Liang

 

Numerical Integration of the Feynman Path Integral for Radiative Transport
Tessendorf, Jerry

 

 

Session 3A: Multi-Physics and Multi-Discipline Simulation Methods I
Special Session Organizer: Heath Hanshaw (SNL)
Session Chair: Heath Hanshaw (SNL)

 

Implicit Monte Carlo Radiation Transport in Multi-Physics Simulations
Gentile, Nick

 

Time-Step Limits for a Monte Carlo Compton-Scattering Method
Densmore, Jeffery D.
Warsa, James S.
Lowrie, Robert B.

 

MOOSE: A Parallel Computational Framework for Coupled Systems of Nonlinear Equations
Gaston, Derek Ray
Hansen, Glen
Newman, Christopher

 

Tightly Coupled Multiphysics Simulations for Pebble Bed Reactors
Park, Ryosuke
Knoll, Dana
Martineau, Richard C.
Kadioglu, Samet Y.
Lebrun-Grandie, Damien
Gaston, Derek Ray
Taitano, W

 

 

Session 3B: Multi-Physics and Multi-Discipline Simulation Methods I
Special Session Organizer: Heath Hanshaw (SNL)
Session Chair: Heath Hanshaw (SNL)

 

Framework for Simulation of Pellet/Cladding Thermal Interaction (PCTI) for Fuel Performance Calculations
Hansen, Glen
Martineau, Richard
Newman, Chris
Gaston, Derek

 

Implementation of a Plate-Type Fuel Model to a Multi-Physics Code and Benchmark Modeling of Special Power Excursion Reactor Tests
Liu, Ping
Wilhelm, Dirk
Rineiski, Andrei
Maschek, Werner
Gabrielli, F.
Bruna, G.

 

Generation of Consistent Conservative Cross Section Data for the Coupled System Code ATHLET-QUABOX/CUBBOX
Velkov, Kiril
Langenbuch, Siegfried

 

Development of a Coupling Scheme between MCNP and COBRA-TF for the Prediction of the Pin Power of a PWR Fuel Assembly
Sanchez-Espinoza, V.H .
Al-Hamry, A.

 

 

Session 4A: Monte Carlo Transport Methods I
Session Chair: Charles Rombough (CTR Technical Services, Inc.)

 

Relaxation Scheme for Monte Carlo Explicitly Restarted Arnoldi’s Method for Criticality Calculations
Conlin, Jeremy L.
Holloway, James P.

 

The Appearance of Complex Values in Monte Carlo Calculation of Degenerate Eigenvalues
Nease, Brian R.
Ueki, Taro

 

Comparison of Some Monte Carlo Models for Bound Hydrogen Scattering
Sutton, Thomas M.
Trumbull, Timothy
Cecil Lubitz

 

Unbiased Minimum Variance Estimator of a Matrix Exponential Function. Application to Boltzmann/Bateman Coupled Equations Solving.
Dumonteil, Eric
Diop, Cheikh

 

 

Session 4B: Monte Carlo Transport Methods I
Session Chair: Charles Rombough (CTR Technical Services, Inc.)

 

Kernel Density Estimated Monte Carlo Global Flux Tallies
Banerjee, Kaushik
Martin, William R.

 

Rate of Convergence of Antithetic Transforms in Monte Carlo Simulation
Milgram, Michael S.
Dagan, R.
Becker, B.

 

An hp-Adaptivity Approach for Monte Carlo Tallies
Franke, Brian C.
Kensek, Ronald P.

 

A Weight-Window Generator for Electron-Photon Transport in the Integrated TIGER Series Codes
Franke, Brian C.
Crawford, Martin J.
Kensek, Ronald P.
Kraftcheck, Jason A.

 

 

Session 5A: Transport Effects: Theory, Methods, Models, and Applications
Special Session Organizer: Todd Urbatsch (LANL)
Session Chair: Todd Urbatsch (LANL)

 

A Hybrid Monte Carlo-S2 Method for Preserving Neutron Transport Effects
Wolters, Emily R.
Larsen, Edward W.
Martin, William R.

 

Effects of the Temperature Discretization on Numerical Methods for Thermal Radiation Transport
McClarren, Ryan G.
Lowrie, Robert B.

 

A Non-Linear Optimal Discontinuous Petrov-Galerkin Method for Stabilising the Solution of the Transport Equation
Merton, Simon R.
Pain, Chris
Smedley-Stevenson, Richard
Buchan, Andrew
Eaton, M

 

Analytical Reconstruction Schemes for Coarse-Mesh Spectral Nodal Solution of Slab-Geometry Sn Transport Problems
Barros, Ricardo C.
Filho, Hermes Alves
Platt, Gustavo M.
Oliveira, Francisco Bruno
Militão, Damiano da Silva

 

 

Session 5B: Transport Effects: Theory, Methods, Models, and Applications
Special Session Organizer: Todd Urbatsch (LANL)
Session Chair: Todd Urbatsch (LANL)

 

High-Order Discrete Ordinate Transport in Non-Conforming 2D Cartesian Meshes
Gastaldo, Laura
Le Tellier, Romain
Suteau, Christophe
Fournier, Damien
Ruggieri, Jean-Michel

 

Quasi Linear Representation of the Isotropic Scattering Source for the Method of Characteristics
Rabiti, Cristian
Palmiotti, Giuseppe
Smith, Micheal Addison
Yang, Won Sik
Kaushik, Dinesh
Wollaber, A.

 

The Linear Source Approximation in Three Dimension Characteristics Method
Chai, Xiaoming
Yao, Dong
Wang, Kan

 

Neutronic Modeling for Pebble Bed Reactors
Grimod, Maurice
Sanchez, Richard
Damian, Frederic

 

 

Poster Session I: Monday, May 4, 2009, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Breakeven Core Design Studies for a Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor
Joo, Hyung-Kook
Lee, Ki-Bog
Yoo, Jae-Woon
Kim, Yeong-Il

 

Improving Burnup Performance of Fast Sodium Cooled Reactor by Utilizing Thorium Based Fuels
Ghrayeb, Shadi
Ivanov, Kostadin
Levine, Samuel
Puente-Espel, Federico
Loewen Jr., Eric

 

Analyses of High Temperature Pebble Bed Reactors with Plutonium Fuel
Meier, Astrid
Bernnat, Wolfgang
Hossain, Kamal
Lohnert, Günter

 

Assessment of ERANOS for HPLWR Core Analyses
Monti, Lanfranco
Gabrielli, Fabrizio
Maschek, Werner
Schulenberg, Thomas

 

Sensitivity Study to Optimize the Thickness of a Moderator for Use in the AP1000 Source, Intermediate, and Power Range Excore Detectors
Kulesza, Joel Aaron

 

The CNCSN-2: One, Two and Three-Dimensional Coupled Neutral and Charged Particle Discrete Ordinates Code System
Voloschenko, Andrei M.
Gukov, Sergei V.
Russkov, Alexander A.
Gurevich, Michael I.
Shkarovsky, Denis A.
Kryuchkov, Vyacheslav P.
Sumaneev, Oleg V.
Dubinin, Anatoly A.

 

Realization of 3D Equations of Surface Harmonics Method in SUHAM-3D Code
Boyarinov, Victor F.

 

Temperature Coefficient for PWR UO2 and MOX Lattices, Using 3D Transport Calculations and JEFF3.1.1 Library
Santamarina, Alain
Erradi, Lahoussine

 

Comparison of MCNP and WIMS-AECL/RFSP Calculations against Critical Heavy Water Experiments in ZED-2 with CANFLEX-LVRF and CANFLEX-LEU Fuels
Bromley, Blair P.
Watts, David Garland
Pencer, Jeremy
Zeller, Michael
Dweiri, Yousif

 

Preliminary Benchmark Evaluation of Japan’s High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor
Bess, John Darrell

 

PWR Assembly Transport Calculation: a Validation Benchmark Using DRAGON, PENTRAN, and MCNP
Courau, Tanguy
Sjoden, Glenn E.
Marleau, Guy

 

Validation of DYN3D Pin-Power Calculation against Experimental VVER-Full-Core Benchmark
Hadek, Jan
Mittag, Siegfried

 

TRIPOLI4 Solutions of VVER-1000 Assembly and Core Benchmarks
Petrov, Nikolay
Kolev, Nikola
Todorova, Galina
Hugot, Francois-Xavier
Visonneau, Thierry

 

Use of TRIPOLI-4.5 Mesh Tally to Investigate Power Maps of the LEU-COMP-THERM-008 PWR Critical Lattices
Lee, Yi-Kang
Hugot, Francois-Xavier

 

2-Dimensional PWR and BWR Whole Core Benchmark Problems
Douglass, Steven J.
Rahnema, Farzad
Forget, Benoit

 

Time-Dependent Anisotropic Distributed Source Capability in Transient 3-D Transport Code TORT-TD
Seubert, Armin
Pautz, Andreas
Dagan, Ron
Becker, Maarten

 

APOLLO3: A Common Project of CEA, AREVA and EDF for the Development of New Deterministic Multi-Purpose Code for Core Physics Analysis
Golfier, Hervé
Lenain, Richard
Lautard, Jean-Jacques
Fougeras, Philippe
Magat, Philippe
Martinolli, Emanuele
Dutheillet, Yves

 

Energy-Angle Dependent Neutron Source in Deterministic Transport Codes with Spherical Harmonic Expansion
Becker, Maarten
Dagan, Ron
Broeders, Cornelis
Seubert, Armin
Pautz, Andreas
Lohnert, G

 

CASMO-5 Versus MCNP-5 Benchmark of Radial Power Profile in a Fuel Pin
Xu, Zhiwen
Rhodes III, Joel D.
Smith, Kord

 

Fast Gamma Ray Leakage Spectra Simulation
Humbert, Philippe P.
Mechitoua , Boukhmes

 

Domain Decomposition Parallelization of Neutron Transport Calculations
Van Criekingen, Serge
Nataf, F.
Have, P.

 

DRAGON Evaluation of the Effect of Heterogeneous Environment on PWR Assemblies
Leroyer, Hadrien
Marleau, Guy

 

Study of the Acceleration of Nuclide Burnup Calculation Using GPU with CUDA
Okui, Shota
Ohoka, Yasunori
Tatsumi, Masahiro

 

The WhiteStar Development Project: Westinghouse’s Next Generation Core Design Simulator and Core Monitoring Software to Power the Nuclear Renaissance
Boyd, William
Mayhue, Larry
Penkrot, Vincent S.
Zhang, Baocheng

 

FLAIR: A Powerful but User Friendly Graphical Interface for FLUKA
Vlachoudis, Vasilis

 

A New Cross-Section Generation Model in the Fast Code System and its Application to the Gen-IV Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor
Pelloni, Sandro
Mikityuk, Konstantin
Epiney, Aaron

 

Effective Software Design for a Deterministic Transport System
Watson, Aaron M.
Grove, Robert E.
Shearer, Micheal

 

Experience in the Use of the Monte-Carlo Code Based Tracing Algorithm and the Volume Fraction Method in VVER Radiation Shielding Calculations
Gurevich, Michael I.
Zaritsky, Sergei M.
Oleynik, Dmitry S.
Sinitsa, Valentin
Russkov, Alexander A.
Voloschenko, Andrei M.
Tsofin, Vladimir I.
Djalandinov, Alexander
Manturov, Gennady N.

 

 

Session 6A: Honoring Enrico Sartori II
Special Session Organizers: Bernadette Kirk (ORNL) and Pedro Vaz (Instituto Tecnologico Nuclear, Portugal)
Session Chairs: Bernadette Kirk (ORNL) and Pedro Vaz (Instituto Tecnologico Nuclear, Portugal)

 

Verification & Validation and Uncertainty Analysis in Multi-Physics Modeling for Nuclear Reactor Design and Safety
Ivanov, Kostadin
Avramova, Maria Nikolova

 

A Proposal for a Benchmark to Monitor the Performance of Detailed Monte Carlo Calculation of Power Densities in a Full Size Reactor Core
Hoogenboom, J. Eduard
Martin, William R.

 

An Ultra-Fine Group Slowing Down Benchmark
Ganapol, Barry Douglas
Maldonado, Ivan
Williams, Mark

 

Accuracy of TITAN Based on a New OECD-NEA Benchmark over a Range in Parameter Space
Yi, Ce
Haghighat, Alireza

 

 

Session 6B: Computational Methods
Session Chair: Michael Trbovich (KAPL)

 

Determination of Solute-Interstitial Interactions in Ni-Cr by First Principles
Tucker, Julie D.
Allen, Todd
Najafabadi, Reza
Morgan, Dane

 

Computational Foundations for Reactor Fuel Performance Modeling
Newman, Chris
Gaston, Derek Ray
Hansen, Glen

 

Massively Parallel Solving of 3D Simplified Pn Equations on Graphics Processing Units
Kirschenmann, Wilfried
Plagne, Laurent
Ponçot, Angélique
Ploix, Stéphane
Vialle, Stéphane

 

Extension of the Invariant Embedding Method for the Calculation of Particle Fluctuations
Degweker, Shashikant
Pazsit, Imre

 

 

Session 7A: Methods for Nonproliferation and Homeland Security I
Special Session Organizers: Sara Pozzi and Shaun Clarke (University of Michigan)
Session Chairs: Sara Pozzi and Shaun Clarke (University of Michigan)

 

Transport Methods Used for Homeland Security and Non-Proliferation Detection Applications: an Overview
Sjoden, Glenn E.
Ghita, Gabriel

 

Optimization of a Novel Solid-State Self Powered Neutron Detector
Dingley, Justin
Danon, Yaron
LiCausi, Nicholas
Bhat, Ishwara
Lu, Jian-Qiang

 

Calibration of the BC-523A Capture-Gated Liquid Scintillation Detector
Flaska, Marek
Pozzi, Sara A.
Mihailescu, Liviu Cristian
Schillebeeckx, Peter Jose

 

Analytical Description of Pulses Measured with an Organic Liquid Scintillator for Pulse Shape Discrimination
Ambers, Scott
Flaska, Marek
Pozzi, Sara A.

 

 

Session 7B: Methods for Nonproliferation and Homeland Security I
Special Session Organizers: Sara Pozzi and Shaun Clarke (University of Michigan)
Session Chairs: Sara Pozzi and Shaun Clarke (University of Michigan)

 

Combined Use of Neutron and Gamma Multiplicities for Determining Sample Parameters
Pazsit, Imre
Enqvist, Andreas
Avdic, Senada

 

Design of a Neutron Detector Array for SNM Optimized by Radiation Transport Methods
Ghita, Gabriel
Sjoden, Glenn E.

 

Computation of Improved Compton Scattering Momentum Transfer
Caro, Edmund

 

Monte Carlo Modeling of Neutron Coincidence Counting Systems for Nuclear Safeguards
Tagziria, Hamid
Peerani, Paolo

 

 

Session 8A: Mathematical Methods - General I
Session Chair: Djordje Tomasevic (NECSA)

 

A P1 Conforming DSA Scheme for DGFEM SN Transport
Wang, Yaqi
Ragusa, Jean C.

 

Semi-Consistent Diffusion Synthetic Acceleration for Discontinuous Discretizations of Transport Problems
Barbu, Anthony
Adams, Marvin L.

 

A Diffusion Synthetic Accelerated Linear Discontinuous Version of the Spherical Geometry Method of Tubes
Rising, Michael E.
Palmer, Todd S.

 

A Consistent Diffusion Synthetic Acceleration Technique Utilising Discontinuity Factors
Copestake, Alan Peter

 

 

Session 8B: Mathematical Methods - General I
Session Chair: Djordje Tomasevic (NECSA)

 

Multi-Level Methods for Solving Multigroup Transport Eigenvalue Problems in 1D Slab Geometry
Anistratov, Dmitriy Y.
Gol'din, Vladimir Ya.

 

Coupled Energy Group Iteration Scheme for Deterministic Transport Problems
Watson, Aaron M.

 

Fourier Analysis of Cell-Wise Block-Jacobi Splitting in Two-Dimensional Geometry
Rosa, Massimiliano
Warsa, James
Kelley, Timothy

 

A Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov Iterative Scheme for Criticality Calculations Based on the Neutron Diffusion Equation
Gill, Daniel Fury
Azmy, Yousry Youssef

 

 

Session 9A: Transport in Stochastic Media
Session Chair: Richard Sanchez (CEA)

 

Radiation Transport Through Random Media Represented as Measurable Functions: Positive Versus Negative Spatial Correlations
Davis, Anthony B.
Mineev-Weinstein, Mark

 

Analysis of Distances between Inclusions in Finite One-Dimensional Binary Stochastic Materials
Griesheimer, David P.
Millman, David L.

 

Markovian Approach: from Ising Model to Stochastic Radiative Transfer
Kassianov, Evgueni
Veron, Dana

 

 

Session 9B: Transport in Stochastic Media
Session Chair: Richard Sanchez (CEA)

 

Anisotropic Diffusion in Model 2-D Pebble-Bed Reactor Cores
Vasques, Richard
Larsen, Edward W.

 

Radiation Transport through Random Media
Bal, Guillaume
Jing, Wenjia

 

A Comparison of Monte Carlo Particle Transport Algorithms for Binary Stochastic Mixtures
Brantley, Patrick S.

 

Levermore-Pomraning Model Results for an Interior Source Binary Stochastic Medium Benchmark Problem
Brantley, Patrick S.
Palmer, Todd S.

 

 

Session 10A: Hybrid Methods in Particle Transport I
Special Session Organizer: Alireza Haghighat (University of Florida)
Session Chairs: Alireza Haghighat (University of Florida) and Farzad Rahnema (Georgia Tech)

 

A Hybrid Monte Carlo-Deterministic Approach to Improve the Accuracy and Efficiency of Monte Carlo Calculations for Thermal Radiative Transfer
Wollaber, Allan
Larsen, Edward W.

 

Forward-Weighted CADIS Method for Variance Reduction of Monte Carlo Calculations of Distributions and Multiple Localized Quantities
Wagner, John
Blakeman, Ed D
Peplow, Douglas

 

The Application of Weight Windows to “Global” Monte Carlo Problems
Becker, Troy L.
Larsen, Edward W.

 

Application of the 'Functional Monte Carlo' Method to Estimate Continuous Energy k-Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions
Yang, Jinan
Larsen, Edward W.

 

 

Session 10B: Hybrid Methods in Particle Transport I
Special Session Organizer: Alireza Haghighat (University of Florida)
Session Chairs: Alireza Haghighat (University of Florida) and Farzad Rahnema (Georgia Tech)

 

Rejection Sampling from a Spherical Harmonics Angular Flux Functional Expansion for a Discrete Ordinates to Monte Carlo Splice
Wilson, Steve C.
Griesheimer, David P.

 

Automated Weight-Window Generation for Threat Detection Applications Using ADVANTG
Mosher, Scott W.
Miller, Thomas M.
Evans, Thomas M.
Wagner, John

 

Multi-Group Transport Methods for High-Resolution Neutron Activation Analysis
Burns, Kimberly
Gesh, Christopher John
Smith, Eric
Shaver, Mark

 

A Monte Carlo Synthetic Acceleration Method for the Non-Linear, Time-Dependent Diffusion Equation
Evans, Thomas M.
Mosher, Scott W.

 

 

Session 11A: Computational Medical Physics I
Special Session Organizer: Glenn Sjoden (University of Florida)
Session Chair: Glenn Sjoden (University of Florida)

 

Dose Verification for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
Hadad, Kamal
Ganapol, Barry Douglas
Hamilton, R.
Watchman, C.

 

Adjoint Current-Based Approaches to Prostate Brachytherapy Optimization
Roberts, Jeremy A.
Henderson, Douglass L.

 

Multigroup Neutron Dose Calculations for Proton Therapy
Kelsey, Charles T. IV
Prinja, Anil K.

 

Application of Electron Dose Kernels to Account for Heterogeneities in Voxelized Phantoms
Al-Basheer, Ahmad
Sjoden, Glenn E.
Ghita, Monica
Bolch, Wesley E.

 

 

Session 11B: Computational Medical Physics I
Special Session Organizer: Glenn Sjoden (University of Florida)
Session Chair: Glenn Sjoden (University of Florida)

 

Multidetector CT (MDCT) Modeling for Organ Dose Assessments of Various Patient Phantoms
Gu, Jianwei
Xu, X. George
Caracappa, Peter

 

Deformable and Posture-Changeable Computational Phantoms and Dosimetry Data for Standard External-Beam Irradiations
Zhang, Juying
Na, Yong Hum
Ding, Aiping
Xu, X. George

 

Analysis of SPECT Imaging Simulation Using the TITAN Transport Code
Keller, Katherine
Yi, Ce
Haghighat, Alireza

 

 

Session 12A: Methods for Nonproliferation and Homeland Security II
Special Session Organizers: Sara Pozzi and Shaun Clarke (University of Michigan)
Session Chairs: Sara Pozzi and Shaun Clarke (University of Michigan)

 

Improving the Nuclear Data Base for Non-Proliferation and Homeland Security
Haight, Robert
Bitteker, Leo J.
Couture, Aaron J.
Devlin, Matthew
Fotiades, Nikolaos
Gavrona, Avigdor
Hill, Tony
Laptev, Alexander
Nelson, Ron O.
O'Donnell, John M.
Taddeucci, Terry
Tovesson, Fredrik
Ullmann, John
Wender, Stephen A.

 

Study of the Prompt Gamma Ray Signal from Fissions in Special Nuclear Materials Induced Using an Associated Particle Neutron Generator
Koltick, David S.
Kane, Steven

 

Monte Carlo Simulation of the Full Multiplicity Distributions Measured with a Passive Counter
Miller, Eric
Clarke, Shaun D.
Flaska, Marek
Pozzi, Sara A.
Peerani, Paolo

 

Optimization of a Compton Suppression Detector System Using CdZnTe and Liquid Scintillators
Bourne, Mark M.
Clarke, Shaun D.
Pozzi, Sara A.
Gueorguiev, Andrey

 

 

Session 12B: Charged Particle Transport
Special Session Organizer: Anil Prinja (University of New Mexico)
Session Chair: Anil Prinja (University of New Mexico)

 

An Analysis of Moment Preserving Methods for High Energy Ion Transport
Smith, Paul H.
Prinja, Anil K.

 

A Theoretical Result for Moment-Preserving Approximations to the Landau/Vavilov Straggling Model
Prinja, Anil K.

 

Order-of-Convergence Study of a Condensed-History Algorithm Implementation
Keith, Rodney L.
Kensek, Ronald P.

 

R&D for Co-Working Condensed and Discrete Transport Methods in GEANT4 Kernel
Pia, Maria Grazia
Saracco, Paolo
Sudhakar, Manju
Zoglauer, Andreas
Augelli, Mauro
Gargioni, Elisabetta
Kim, Chan Hyeong
Quintieri, Lina
de Queiroz Filho, Pedro Pacheco
de Souza Santos, Denison
Schulte, Reinhard
Wroe, Andrew
Weidenspointner, Georg
Grosswendt, Bernd
Begalli, Marcia

 

 

Session 13A: Multi-Physics and Multi-Discipline Simulation Methods II
Special Session Organizer: Heath Hanshaw (SNL)
Session Chair: Heath Hanshaw (SNL)

 

Coupled ERANOS/TRACE System for HPLWR 3 Pass Core Analyses
Monti, Lanfranco
Schulenberg, Thomas

 

Analysis and Numerical Solution for Multi-Physics Coupling of Neutron Diffusion and Thermomechanics in Spherical Fast Burst Reactors
Kadioglu, Samet Y.
Knoll, Dana
de Oliveira, Cassiano

 

Application of the Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov Method in Computational Reactor Physics
Knoll, Dana
Park, Ryosuke
Smith, Kord

 

High Accuracy Modeling for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Core Designs Using Monte Carlo Based Coupled Calculations
Espel, Federico Puente
Avramova, Maria Nikolova
Ivanov, Kostadin

 

 

Session 13B: Multi-Physics and Multi-Discipline Simulation Methods II
Special Session Organizer: Heath Hanshaw (SNL)
Session Chair: Heath Hanshaw (SNL)

 

The Application of a Multi-Physics Toolkit to Spatial Reactor Dynamics
Clifford, Ivor David
Jasak, Hrvoje

 

Performance of Whole Core Pin-by-Pin Calculations by Domain Decomposition through Alternate Dissections in Steady State and Transient Calculations
Herrero, José-Javier
Jiménez, Javier
Aragonés, José-María
Ahnert, Carol

 

Verification of Multiphysics Software: Space and Time Convergence Studies for Nonlinearly Coupled Applications
Mahadevan, Vijay
Ragusa, Jean C.
Mousseau, Vincent

 

 

Session 14A: Monte Carlo Transport Methods II
Session Chair: William Martin (University of Michigan)

 

A Time-Dependent Fleck Factor to Enhance the Accuracy of the Implicit Monte Carlo Equations
Wollaber, Allan B.
Larsen, Edward W.

 

A Linear SIMC Scheme Suitable for Extension to Multi-Dimensions
Smedley-Stevenson, Richard P.

 

Radiative Transfer with Monte Carlo Predictor-Corrector Methods
Cheatham, Jesse
Holloway, James Paul
Martin, William R.

 

A Linear Stability Analysis for Nonlinear, 1-D, Gray Implicit Monte Carlo Calculations
Wollaber, Allan B.
Larsen, Edward W.

 

 

Session 14B: Monte Carlo Transport Methods II
Session Chair: William Martin (University of Michigan)

 

Burnup Calculation Capability in the PSG2/Serpent Monte Carlo Reactor Physics Code
Leppänen, Jaakko
Pusa, Maria

 

On-the-Fly Doppler Broadening for Monte Carlo Codes
Yesilyurt, Gokhan
Martin, William R.
Brown, Forrest B.

 

A Weighted Adjoint Source for Weight-Window Generation by Means of a Linear Tally Combination
Solomon Jr., Clell J.
Sood, Avneet
Booth, Thomas E.

 

A New Approach to the Use of Group Scattering Data in Monte Carlo Neutron Transport
Benstead, James

 

 

Session 15A: In Memory of Bengt Carlson
Special Session Organizer: Todd Urbatsch (LANL)
Session Chair: Todd Urbatsch (LANL) No Papers for Plenary Portion

 

The Converged Sn Algorithm for Nuclear Criticality
Ganapol, Barry D.
Hadad, K.

 

 

Session 15B: In Memory of Bengt Carlson
Special Session Organizer: Todd Urbatsch (LANL)
Session Chair: Todd Urbatsch (LANL)

 

Deterministic Methods for Time-Dependent Stochastic Neutron Transport
Baker, Randal S.

 

Galerkin-Quadratures for the Sn Method in 2D Cartesian Geometries and Application to Forward-Peaked Scattering Particle Transport Problems
Trahan, Travis
Ragusa, Jean C.
Morel, Jim

 

Analysis of Massively Parallel Discrete-Ordinates Transport Sweep Algorithms with Collisions
Bailey, Teresa S.
Falgout, Robert D.

 

Scalable Parallel Prefix Solvers for Discrete Ordinates Transport
Pautz, Shawn
Pandya, Tara
Adams, Marvin

 

 

Session 16A: Computational Medical Physics II
Special Session Organizer: Glenn Sjoden (University of Florida)
Session Chair: Glenn Sjoden (University of Florida)

 

Object Oriented Design of Anthropomorphic Phantoms and GEANT4-Based Implementations
de Souza e Silva, Rosana
Begalli, Marcia
Pia, Maria Grazia
Martins, Maximiano
Queiroz Filho, Pedro
de Souza-Santos, Denison

 

A Project to Design a Software Package for Reporting Multidetector CT (MDCT) Doses
Ding, Aiping
Gu, Jianwei
Liu, Haikuan
Caracappa, Peter
Xu, Xie George

 

Verification and Validation of Deterministic Radiation Transport Numerical Methods, Codes, and Nuclear Data for Estimating Radiation Dose to Patients During CT Scan
Hykes, Joshua M.
Azmy, Yousry Youssef
Schunert, Sebastian
King, Steven H.
Klingensmith, Jesse J.

 

Applications of Monte Carlo Computational Framework of a Medical Accelerator Used for Radiation Treatment
Han, Bin
Bednarz, Bryan
Xu, Xie George

 

 

Session 16B: Computational Medical Physics II
Special Session Organizer: Glenn Sjoden (University of Florida)
Session Chair: Glenn Sjoden (University of Florida)

 

Deterministic Radiation Transport Simulations for Diagnostic Imaging Applications
Ghita, Monica
Sjoden, Glenn E.
Al-Basheer, Ahmad
Arreola, Manuel
Bolch, W.
Lee, C.

 

Development of PC Based Monte Carlo Simulations for the Calculation of Scanner-Specific Normalized Organ Doses from CT
Jansen, Jan T.M.
Shrimpton, Paul C.
Zankl, Maria

 

Air Kerma Distribution in an Irradiation Facility - Comparison of Monte Carlo Simulations with Physical Dosimetry Measurements
Sarmento, Raul
Belchior, Ana Lúcia
Cardoso, João
Gonçalves, Isabel
Vaz, Pedro

 

 

Session 17A: Perturbation and Variational Methods
Special Session Organizer: Farzad Rahnema (Georgia Tech)
Session Chair: Farzad Rahnema (Georgia Tech)

 

Variational Methods in the Kinetic Modeling of Nuclear Reactors: Recent Advances
Dulla, Sandra
Picca, Paolo
Ravetto, Piero

 

Variational Reactivity Estimates: New Analyses and New Results
Favorite, Jeffrey A.

 

A Perturbation Response Function Generation Method
Zhang, Dingkang
Rahnema, Farzad

 

Simulating Small Changes in System Response by MCNP5
He, Tao
Su, Bingjing

 

 

Session 17B: Perturbation and Variational Methods
Special Session Organizer: Farzad Rahnema (Georgia Tech)
Session Chair: Farzad Rahnema (Georgia Tech)

 

A 1st Order Formulation of a Reaction Rate Variation for Spatial and Energy Collapsing
Sargeni, Antonio
Bruna, Giovanni
Santamarina, Alain

 

Computing Sensitivity and Handling Data Uncertainties in Activation Problems
Cartier, Julien

 

On Reactivity Effects Calculations
Abramov, Boris Dmitrievich

 

 

Session 18A: Mathematical Methods - General II
Session Chair: Richard Sanchez (CEA)

 

A Quasi-Static Closure for 3rd Order Spherical Harmonics Time-Dependent Radiation Transport in 2-D
Oh, Kyeong S.
Holloway, James P.

 

Spatial Adaptivity for Time-Dependent Diffusion Problems
Turcksin, Bruno
Ragusa, Jean C.

 

A Comparison of Constant Power Depletion Algorithms
Carpenter, David C.

 

Monte Carlo Anchoring Method for Loosely-Coupled k-Eigenvalue Problem
Yun, Sunghwan
Cho, Nam Zin

 

 

Session 18B: Mathematical Methods - General II
Session Chair: Richard Sanchez (CEA)

 

Subspace Multi-SCALE Approach for Reactor Analysis, Part I: Energy Variable
Schaefer, Jason P.
Abdel-Khalik, Hany S.

 

Spectral Element Method for the Neutron Diffusion Equation on a Triangular Mesh
Pintor, Sebastian Gonzalez
Verdu, Gumersindo
Ginestar, Damian

 

A Non Overlapping Parallel Domain Decomposition Method Applied to the Simplified Transport Equations
Lathuiliere, Bruno
Barrault, Maxime
Ramet, Pierre
Roman, Jean

 

Monte-Carlo-Based Simulation of LWR Cores with Innovative Fuel Concepts
Nabbi, Rahim
Schitthelm, Oliver
Allelein, H. J.
da Cruz, D. F.

 

 

Session 19A: Importing CAD Models into Shielding and Criticality Codes
Special Session Organizer: Paul Hulse (Sellafield Ltd.)
Session Chair: Paul Hulse (Sellafield Ltd.)

 

CAD-Based Modeling for 3-D Particle Transport
Wu, Yican
Zeng, Qin
Lu, Lei

 

Current Status of the CAD Interface Program McCad for MC Particle Transport Codes
Grosse, Dennis
Tsige-Tamirat, Haileyesus

 

Importing CAD to TRIPOLI(R)
Trama, Jean-Christophe Pierre
Le Texier, P.
Faure, F.

 

Use of McCad for the Generation of MCNP Models in Fusion Neutronics
Serikov, Arkady
Fischer, Ulrich
Grosse, Dennis
Spaeh, Peter
Tsige-Tamirat, Haileyesus

 

 

Session 19B: Importing CAD Models into Shielding and Criticality Codes
Special Session Organizer: Paul Hulse (Sellafield Ltd.)
Session Chair: Paul Hulse (Sellafield Ltd.)

 

Testing of the Tetrahedral Mesh Import Capability for Importing Converted CAD Files for Shielding and Criticality Calculations with MONK and MCBEND
Bird, Adam J.
Martin, Julie
Shuttleworth, Edmund
Cooper, Andy

 

Importing CAD Models into MONK and MCBEND
Searson, Keith
Fleurot, Fabrice
Cooper, Andrew
Cowan, Pat

 

Acceleration Techniques for Direct Use of CAD-Based Geometries in Monte Carlo Radiation Transport
Tautges, Timothy J.
Wilson, Paul P. H.
Kraftcheck, Jason A.
Smith, Brandon M.
Henderson, Douglass L.

 

 

Session 20A: Hybrid Methods in Particle Transport II
Special Session Organizer: Alireza Haghighat (University of Florida)
Session Chair: Nam Zin Cho (KAIST)

 

Asymptotic Analysis of Spatial Discretizations in Implicit Monte Carlo
Densmore, Jeffery D.

 

Hybrid Method of MOC and Sn Nodal for PWR Core Analysis
Takeda, Toshikazu
Fujita, Yusaku
Kitada, Takanori
Yamaji, Kazuya
Matsumoto, Hideki

 

Hybrid Sn and Ray-Tracing with Fictitious Quadrature for Simulation of SPECT
Yi, Ce
Haghighat, Alireza

 

Decoupled Planar MOC Solution for Dynamic Group Constant Generation in Direct Three-Dimensional Core Calculations
Jung, Yeon Sang
Joo, Han Gyu

 

 

Session 20B: Hybrid Methods in Particle Transport II
Special Session Organizer: Alireza Haghighat (University of Florida)
Session Chair: Nam Zin Cho (KAIST)

 

A Hybrid Diffusion/Transport Method
Zhang, Dingkang
Rahnema, Farzad
Ougouag, Abderrafi

 

Automatically Tuned Adaptive Differencing Algorithm for 3-D Sn Implemented in PENTRAN
Sjoden, Glenn E.
Courau, Tanguy
Manalo, Kevin
Yi, Ce

 

Parallel Discrete Ordinates Methods in the SCEPTRE Project
Pautz, Shawn
Bohnhoff, Bill
Drumm, Clif
Fan, Wesley

 

Software Engineering in the SCEPTRE Code
Pautz, Shawn
Drumm, Clif
Bohnhoff, Bill
Fan, Wesley

 

 

Session 21A: Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Hydraulics
Session Chair: Rizwan-uddin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

 

Rans-Based CFD Simulations of Sodium Fast Reactor Wire-Wrapped Pin Bundles
Pointer, W. David
Thomas, Justin W.
Fanning, Thomas H.
Fischer, Paul F.
Siegel, Andrew
Smith, Jeffrey
Tokuhiro, Akira T.

 

A Simple and Efficient Diffuse Interface Method for Compressible Two-Phase Flows
Berry, Ray A.
Saurel, Richard
Petitpas, Fabien

 

Modified Nodal Integral Method Incorporated with Irregular-Shape Elements for Navier-Stokes Equations
Huang, Kai
Rizwan, Uddin

 

Improvements of a Finite Volume Based Multigrid Method Applied to Elliptic Problems
Mechitoua, N.
Fournier, Y.
Hulsemann, F.

 

 

Session 21B: Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Hydraulics
Session Chair: Rizwan-uddin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

 

Modified Choke Flow Criterion for the Two-Phase Two-Fluid Model
Singh, Suneet
Mousseau, Vincent

 

Multi-Resolution Modeling of Subassembly Pin Bundles for Advanced Fast Reactor Safety Simulations
Fanning, Thomas H.
Pointer, W. David
Thomas, Justin W.

 

Improved Thermal Modeling of a SNF Shipping-Cask Drying
Colmont, Didier A.
Roblin, Philippe
Guérin, Caroline

 

Achieving Negative Coolant-Void Reactivity in CANDU Generation III+
Popov, Alexi Ventzeslavov
Fehri, Majid Fassi
Chambon, Richard Pierre
Marleau, Guy
Teyssedou, Alberto
Olekhnovitch, Andrei
Popescu, Ovidiu M.
Mureithi, Njuki William

 

 

Sessions 22A and 22B: New Concepts in Teaching Reactor Physics and Transport Theory (Roundtable Discussion)
Special Session Organizer: Barry Ganapol (University of Arizona)
Session Chair: Barry Ganapol (University of Arizona) - No Papers

 

 

Session 23A: Uncertainty Analysis in Modeling for Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Simulations I
Special Session Organizer: Kostadin Ivanov (Penn State)
Session Chair: Maria Avramova (Penn State)

 

Overview and Discussion of Phase I of the OECD LWR UAM Benchmark Activity
Ivanov, Kostadin
Avramova, Maria Nikolova
Kamerow,Sofia
Kodeli, Ivo
Sartori, Enrico

 

Application of Global Sensitivity Analysis Approach to Exercise I-1 of the OECD LWR UAM Benchmark
Espel, Federico Puente
Ghrayeb, Shadi
Ivanov, Kostadin
Tarantola, Stefano

 

The University of Pisa Calculations for the Phase I of the OECD/NEA UAM Benchmark
Ball, M.
Parisi, C.
D'Auria, F.

 

Nuclear Data Uncertainty Analysis Using the Coupling of DRAGON with SUSD3D
Bidaud, Adrien
Marleau, Guy
Noblat, Etienne

 

 

Session 23B: Uncertainty Analysis in Modeling for Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Simulations I
Special Session Organizer: Kostadin Ivanov (Penn State)
Session Chair: Maria Avramova (Penn State)

 

Development of Generalized Perturbation Theory Capability within the SCALE Code Package
Jessee, Matthew L.
Williams, Mark L.
DeHart, Mark David

 

Monte Carlo Depletion and Uncertainty Analysis for a TRU Fuel Assembly Using JENDL3.3 Covariance Data
Park, Ho Jin
Shim, Hyung Jin
Joo, Han Gyu
Kim, Chang Hyo

 

Stochastic Methods for Uncertainty Quantification in Radiation Transport
Fichtl, Erin D.
Prinja, Anil K.
Warsa, James S.

 

Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis in the Neutronic Parameters Generation over the Coupled Thermalhydraulic-Neutronic Nuclear Power Plant Simulations
Juanas, Jesús
Barrachina, Teresa
Miró, Rafael
Macian, Rafael

 

 

Session 24A: Convergence Issues in Monte Carlo Criticality Simulations
Special Session Organizer: Bojan Petrovic (Georgia Tech)
Session Chair: Bojan Petrovic (Georgia Tech)

 

Instructive Concepts about the Monte Carlo Fission Source Distribution
Nease, Brian R.
Ueki, Taro
Sutton, Thomas M.
Brown, Forrest B.

 

An Information Theory Based Analysis of Fission Source Correlation in Monte Carlo k-Eigenvalue Calculations
Kiedrowski, Brian C.
Brown, Forrest B.

 

A Combined Diagnostic Approach for Monte Carlo Source Convergence Identification
Wenner, Michael T.
Haghighat, Alireza

 

Noise Analysis of Smoothed Residual Acceleration, a Monte Carlo Neutron Source Convergence Algorithm
Toth, Bryan E.
Martin, William R.

 

 

Session 24B: Convergence Issues in Monte Carlo Criticality Simulations
Special Session Organizer: Bojan Petrovic (Georgia Tech)
Session Chair: Bojan Petrovic (Georgia Tech)

 

Using a Zero-Variance Scheme to Accelerate the Fission Source Convergence in a Monte Carlo Calculation
Christoforou, Stavros
Hoogenboom, J. Eduard

 

Improved Criticality Convergence via a Modified Monte Carlo Power Iteration Method
Booth, Thomas E.
Gubernatis, James E

 

Application of the Stochastic Oscillator to Assess Source Convergence in Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations
Romano, Paul K.

 

Application of Inactive Cycle Stopping Criteria for Monte Carlo Wielandt Calculations
Shim, Hyung Jin
Kim, Chang Hyo

 

 

Session 25A: Deterministic Transport Methods I
Session Chair: Paul Warner (Rolls-Royce)

 

Generalized Finite Elements
Wachspress, Eugene L.

 

A Linear-Discontinuous Cut-Cell Discretization for the Sn Equations in R-Z Geometry
Reed, Michael S.
Morel, Jim E.

 

A Piecewise Linear Discontinuous Finite Element Spatial Discretization of the Transport Equation in 2D Cylindrical Geometry
Bailey, Teresa S.
Adams, Marvin L.
Chang, Jae H.
Warsa, James S.

 

Negative Flux Fixups in Discontinuous Finite Element SN Transport
Hamilton, Steven P.
Benzi, Michele
Warsa, James

 

 

Session 25B: Deterministic Transport Methods I
Session Chair: Paul Warner (Rolls-Royce)

 

A Positive Nonlinear Closure for the Sn Equations with Linear Discontinuous Spatial Differencing
Maginot, Peter
Morel, Jim
Ragusa, Jean

 

Discrete Ordinate Mapping Algorithm for Region-Based Quadrature Sets
Jarrell, Joshua
Grove, Robert E.
Shearer, Micheal
Watson, Aaron M.

 

A Robust Arbitrarily High Order Transport Method of the Characteristic Type for Unstructured Tetrahedral Grids
Ferrer, Rodolfo
Azmy, Yousry Youssef

 

Surface Mesh Refinement with the Slice Balance Approach (SBA)
Grove, Robert E.
Shearer, Micheal T.

 

 

Poster Session II: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Moritz Enhancements for Visualization of Complicated Geometry Models
Van Riper, Kenneth A.

 

MCNP and Visualization of Neutron Flux and Power Distributions
Snoj, Luka
Lengar, Igor
Zerovnik, Gašper
Ravnik, Matjaz

 

Mercury + VisIt: Integration of a Real-Time Graphical Analysis Capability into a Monte Carlo Transport Code
O'Brien, Matthew Joseph
Procassini, Richard
Joy, Kenneth

 

FZ2NC: A Tool for Monte Carlo Transport Code Geometry Manipulation
Hackel, Brian M.
Nielsen, Dale E. Jr.
Procassini, Richard

 

MCNPX Graphics and Arithmetic Tally Upgrades
Durkee, Joe W. Jr.
James, Michael R.
Waters, Laurie S.

 

Enhancements to the Combinatorial Geometry Particle Tracker in the Mercury Monte Carlo Transport Code: Embedded Meshed and Domain Decomposition
Greenman, Gregory M.
O'Brien, Matthew
Procassini, Richard
Joy, Kenneth

 

MCNPX and MCB Coupled Methodology for the Burnup Calculation of the KIPT Accelerator Driven Subcritical System
Zhong, Zhaopeng
Gohar, Yousry
Talamo, Alberto

 

DORTOREST: A Coupled Transport-Depletion Code System for LWR Fuel Assembly Burnup Calculations
Pautz, Andreas
Hesse, Ulrich

 

Development and Performance of the ANDES/COBRA-III Coupled System in Hexagonal-Z Geometry
Lozano Montero, Juan Andres
Jimenez Escalante, Javier
Garcia-Herranz, N.
Aragones, J. M.

 

Validating Models for Coolant Void Reactivity Evaluation in CANDU Generation III+
Popov, Alexi Ventzeslavov
Assawaroongruengchot, Monchai
Marleau, Guy
Hebert, Alain
Karthikeyan, Ramamoorthy

 

Spatial Meshing Effect and Reflector Treatment in PWR Core Modeling
Fatone, Massimo
Teunckens, Lucien

 

On the Influence of Spatial Discretization in LWR Steady State and Burnup Calculations with HELIOS 1.9
Merk, Bruno
Weiss, F. P.

 

An Extension of the Multigroup Analytic Nodal Method (MANM) to Problems in Hexagonal-Z Geometry
Tomasevic, Djordje I.
Muller, Erwin Z.

 

ATUCHA-2 PHWR Monte Carlo MCNP5 and KENO-VI Models Development and Application
Pecchia, Marco
Parisi, Carlo
D'Auria, Francesco
Mazzantini, Oscar

 

Development of New Pin Power Recovery Methodology
Baocheng, Zhang
Franceschini, Fausto
Muller, Erwin
Forslund Guimaraes, Petri

 

Deterministic and Stochastic Approach for a Void Reactivity Effect Evaluation: Application to a Generation IV Lead Fast Reactor (LFR)
Bortot, Sara
Ghazy, Rasha
Ricotti, Marco E.
Artioli, Carlo
Peluso, Vincenzo
Sarotto, Massimo

 

Qualification of the TH-3DNK Coupled Code RELAP5/PARCSv2.7 Against a BWR Unstable Point at Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant
Barrachina, Teresa
Miró, Rafael
Soler, Amparo
Verdu Martin, Gumersindo

 

Verification of the Resonance Calculation Model for Rod Cluster Control Based on Ultra-Fine-Group Spectrum Calculation in the AEGIS Code
Tabuchi, Masato
Sugimura, Naoki
Ushio, Tadashi
Mori, Masaaki
Yamamoto, Akio
Tatsumi, Masahiro
Ohoka, Yasunori

 

On the Adequacy of Cartesian Geometry Discrete Ordinates Solutions for Assembly Calculations
Schunert, Sebastian
Azmy, Yousry Youssef

 

An Investigation of the Temperature Correlation Effect in Lattice Calculations
Hebert, Alain

 

Development of Open Code System for BWR Lattice Calculation by Monte Carlo Method
Karino, Tatsuya
Iwasaki, Tomohiko
Yoshikawa, Takamichi
Shikota, Keiji

 

Development of Pin-by-Pin Core Analysis Method Using Three-Dimensional Direct Response Matrix
Mitsuyasu, Takeshi
Ishii, Kazuya
Hino, Tetsushi
Aoyama, Motoo

 

Experimental and Computational Study on Profiling Heat Generation Fields in Modular HTGR with Annular Core Made on ASTRA Critical Facility
Boyarinov, Victor F.
Garin, Vladimir P.
Glushkov, Evgeniy S.
Zimin, Aleksandr A.
Kompaniets, Georgiy V.
Nevinitsa, Vladimir A.
Polyakov, Dmitriy N.
Ponomarev, Aleksandr S.
Ponomarev-Stepnoi, Nikolay N.
Smirnov, Oleg N.
Fomichenko, Petr A.
Chunyaev, Evgeniy
Osipov, S. L.
Sukharev, Yuriy P.

 

A Comparison of Pebble Mixing and Depletion Algorithms Used in Pebble-Bed Reactor Equilibrium Cycle Simulation
Gougar, Hans D.
Reitsma, Frederik
Joubert, Wessel

 

Neutron Response of Silicon Carbide Semiconductor Detectors from Deterministic Adjoint Transport Calculations
Rowe, Mireille A.
Manalo, Kevin
Plower, Thomas
Sjoden, Glenn E.

 

Axial Buckling Determination in a Reactor Core Containing Spacer Grid
Mikus, Jan Martin

 

Improvements and Core Applications of the Migration Mode Method
Tomatis, Daniele
Dall'Osso, Aldo

 

Comparison of Probabilistic and Deterministic Error Propagation Calculations in DRAGON
Dion,Maxime
Marleau, Guy

 

An Automated Cross Section Parameterization Method for MTR Application
Prinsloo, Rian H.
Bokov, Pavel M.
Stander, Gerhardt
Joubert, Wessel
Botes, Danniell

 

Parameterization of Two-Group Nodal Cross Section Data for POLCA-T BWR Transient Applications
Forslund Guimaraes, Petri
Muller, Erwin

 

Two-Dimensional Whole Core Transport Calculations Using PARAGON
Kucukboyaci, Vefa N.
Ouisloumen, Mohamed
Franceschini, Fausto

 

 

Session 26A: Reactor Kinetics
Session Chair: Kiril Velkov (GRS)

 

Improved Prediction of the Doppler Effect in TRISO Fuel
Ortensi, Javier
Ougouag, Abderrafi

 

Enhancement of Xenon Dynamical Forecasts for PWR Guiding Systems Using Variational Data Assimilation
Poncot, Angelique
Erhard, Patrick
Argaud, Jean-Phillippe
Gratton, Serge
Bouriquet, Bertrand
Ricci, Sophie
Massart, Sebastien
Thual , Olivier

 

Analysis of an Earthquake-Initiated-Transient in a PBR
Ougouag, Abderrafi
Ortensi, Javier
Hiruta, Hikaru

 

Investigation of Multigroup Effect in Transient Calculation to Determine Hottest Pin Enthalpy
Yoon, Joo Il
Kim, Jae Hak
Joo, Han Gyu

 

 

Session 26B: Reactor Kinetics
Session Chair: Kiril Velkov (GRS)

 

An Analytical Solution for an External Source Problem with Delayed Neutrons Using the Telegraphers Equation
Merk, B.
Weiss, F.P.

 

Subcriticality Determination by Neural-Based Inversion of Space-Energy Neutron Kinetic Equations
Picca, Paolo
Furfaro, Roberto
Ganapol, Barry Douglas
Dulla, Sandra
Ravetto, Piero

 

A Time-Dependent Method of Characteristics for 3D Nuclear Reactor Kinetics Applications
Taylor, J. Bryce
Baratta, Anthony J.

 

Time Dependent Non-Extinction Probability for Prompt Critical Systems
Gregson, Michael W.
Prinja, Anil K.

 

 

Session 27A: Optimization Methods
Session Chair: Jeffrey Favorite (LANL)

 

Evaluation of Numerical Techniques for Optimization of ISOCS Modeled Detector Measurement Geometries
Russ, William R.
Menaa, Nabil
Nakazawa, Dante
Bosko, Andre
Venkataramen, Ram
Bronson, Frazier L.

 

Multi-Grid Genetic Algorithms for Space Shield Design
Asbury, Stephen
Holloway, James P.

 

Goal-Oriented Mesh Adaptivity for Multi-Dimension SPN Equations
Turcksin, Bruno
Ragusa, Jean C.

 

Fuel Loading Pattern for Heterogeneous EPR Core Configuration Using a Distributed Evolutionary Algorithm
Do, Jean-Michel
Arnaud, Gilles
Baudron, Anne-Marie
Lautard, Jean-Jacques

 

 

Session 27B: Optimization Methods
Session Chair: Jeffrey Favorite (LANL)

 

A Case Study to Test MOZAIK for Different Optimization Problems
Bekar, Kursat
Azmy, Yousry
Ünlü, Kenan
Brenizer Jr., Jack

 

Cross Section Inference Based on PDE-Constrained Optimization
Sternat, Mathew
Ragusa, Jean C.

 

Adaptive Algorithms for a Self-Shielding Wavelet-Based Galerkin Method
Fournier, Damien
Le Tellier, Romain

 

 

Session 28A: Uncertainty Analysis in Modeling for Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Simulations II
Special Session Organizer: Kostadin Ivanov (Penn State)
Session Chair: Kostadin Ivanov (Penn State)

 

Uncertainty Analysis of COBRA-TF Void Distribution Predictions for the OECD/NRC BFBT Benchmark
Avramova, Maria Nikolova
Ivanov, Kostadin
Krzykacz-Hausmann, Bernard
Velkov, Kiril
Pautz, Andreas
Perin, Yann

 

Prediction of Void Fraction Uncertainty Bands in BWR Fuel Bundles Using the CIAU Methodology
Leung, Kenneth
Kovtonyuk, Andriy
Petruzzi, Alessandro
D'Auria, Francesco
Novog, David R.

 

Influence of the Neutron-Kinetic Feedback Parameter Variation on an Anticipated Transient without Scram in a PWR
Kliem, Soeren
Mittag, Siegfried
Rohde, Ulrich
Weiss, Frank-Peter

 

 

Session 28B: Criticality Safety
Session Chair: Charles Rombough (CTR Technical Services, Inc.)

 

Benchmark Analysis of a Metallic Plutonium Fueled BFS-55-1 Critical Assembly
Kim, Do Heon
Yoo, Jae-Woon
Gil, Choong-Sup
Kim, Sang-Ji
Lee, Young-Ouk

 

Criticality Accident Alarm System Modeling with SCALE
Peplow, Douglas E.
Petrie, Lester M. Jr.

 

Analysis of Godiva-IV Delayed-Critical and Super-Prompt-Critical Conditions
Mosteller, Russell D.
Goda, Joetta M.

 

Application of Advanced Self-Shielding Models to Criticality-Safety Studies
Martin, Nicolas
Hebert, Alain
Fernex, Frederic
Bernard, Franck
Miss, Joachim

 

 

Session 29A: Nuclear Data Methods and Analysis
Session Chair: Yaron Danon (RPI)

 

Extension of Generating Non-Negative Scattering Cross-Sections for Two Dimensional Geometry
Kim, Jong Woon
Lee,Young-Ouk
Cho, Nam Zin

 

Evaluating the Graphite Thermal Neutron Scattering Law Using Molecular Dynamic Correlation Functions
Hehr, Brian Douglas
Hawari, Ayman I.

 

Benchmark Experiment of Neutron Resonance Scattering Models in Monte Carlo Codes
Danon,Yaron
Liu, Emily
Barry, Devin
Ro, Tae-Ik
Dagan, Ron

 

High Energy Neutron Scattering Benchmark of Monte Carlo Computations
Saglime, Frank, III
Danon, Yaron
Barry,Devin
Leinweber, Gregory
Block, Robert C.
Rapp, Michael
Bahran, Rian
Hoole, Jeff

 

 

Session 29B: Nuclear Data Methods and Analysis
Session Chair: Yaron Danon (RPI)

 

An Alternative Stochastic Doppler Broadening Algorithm
Becker, Bjorn
Dagan, Ron
H. M. Broeders, Cornelis
Lohnert, Guenter

 

High Energy Neutron Time of Flight Measurements of Carbon and Beryllium Samples at the RPI LINAC
Rapp, M.
Danon,Y.
Block, R.C.
Saglime, F.
Bahran, R.
Leinweber, G.
Barry, D.P.
Drindack, N.J.
Hoole, J.G.

 

Influence of Nuclear Data Evaluations on Full Scale Reactor Core Calculations
Langenbuch, Siegfried
Pautz, Andreas
Zwermann, Winfried
Bernnat, Wolfgang
Mattes, Margarete

 

Broad Group Cross Section Library for Fast Reactor Using Nuclide Dependent Collision Density
Hazama, Taira

 

 

Session 30A: Deterministic Transport Methods II
Session Chair: Dmitriy Anistratov (North Carolina State University)

 

Sweepless Time-Dependent Transport Calculations Using the Staggered Block Jacobi Method
Davidson, Gregory G.
Larsen, Edward W.

 

A Parallel Algorithm for Solving the Integral Form of the Discrete Ordinates Equations
Zerr, Robert Joseph
Azmy, Yousry Youssef

 

High Order Method of Characteristic for 2-D Unstructured Meshes
Masiello, Emiliano
Clemente, Roberto
Santandrea, Simone

 

Method of Long Characteristics Applied in Space and Time
Pandya,Tara M.
Adams, Marvin L.

 

 

Session 30B: Deterministic Transport Methods II
Session Chair: Dmitriy Anistratov (North Carolina State University)

 

Convergence Analysis for the Method of Characteristics in Unstructured Meshes
Sanchez, Richard
Santandrea, Simone

 

Order-Convergence Anomalies in Second-Order Finite Elements Transport Methods
Drumm, Clif

 

Filtered Spherical Harmonics Methods for Transport Problems
McClarren, Ryan G.
Hauck, Cory D.
Lowrie, Robert B.

 

A Quasidiffusion Method for Unstructured Quadrilateral Meshes in 2D XY Geometry
Wieselquist, William Adam
Anistratov, Dmitriy Y.