NPRE hosts international workshop on fuel cycle simulation

6/25/2019

Susan Mumm

NPRE hosts international workshop on fuel cycle simulation
From left: Marc Ernoult, IPNO/CNRS; Baptiste Mouginot, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Romarie Morales Rosado, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Lee Burke, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
From left: Marc Ernoult, IPNO/CNRS; Baptiste Mouginot, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Romarie Morales Rosado, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Lee Burke, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this week is hosting the 2019 Technical Workshop on Fuel Cycle Simulation, drawing to campus 35 scientists from the United States and other countries.

This fourth annual workshop brings together the community of nuclear fuel cycle experts, simulation analysts, simulator developers, and other stakeholders. Presentation, demonstration, and communication focus on the technical concerns of nuclear fuel cycle simulation relevant in various nations and institutions involved in the field.

From left: Jackie Copple, Argonne National Laboratory; Laura Maggos, Argonne National Laboratory; Nicolas Thiollière, Centre national de la recherche scientifique-Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules (CNRS)/IN2P3; Roberto Fairhurst, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Martin Guillet (École Polytechnique de Montréal/CNRS-IN2P3)
From left: Jackie Copple, Argonne National Laboratory; Laura Maggos, Argonne National Laboratory; Nicolas Thiollière, Centre national de la recherche scientifique-Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules (CNRS)/IN2P3; Roberto Fairhurst, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Martin Guillet (École Polytechnique de Montréal/CNRS-IN2P3)
This workshop, held in previous years in Paris, France, and in Columbia, South Carolina, contributes to building a community and potential collaborations around nuclear scenario topics, simulation design, and simulator tool strategies.

Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering Prof. Kathryn Huff is chairing the event today through Friday.

The program is comprised of these discussion topics:

Wednesday, June 26

  • Recent Developments of the Dymond Code
  • Speaker: Guillaume Krivtchik, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)COSI7: The New CEA Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulation Tool
  • Developing Demand Driven Capabilities in Cyclus
  • Potentialities of SFR PU Burners for the Reduction of In-cycle Fissile Inventories
  • Simulation of Recovered Uranium Management Options
  • Coupled Class and DONJON5 3D Full Core Calculations and Comparison with the Neural Net Approach for Fuel Cycles involving MOX Fueled PWRSParameter Interpolation for MSR Core Physics Modules
  • From left: Alexander Wheeler, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Yarden Livnat, University of Utah; Ross Hays, Idaho National Laboratory; Kathryn Huff, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Robert Flanagan, University of South Carolina; Kyle Anderson, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Gwendolyn Chee, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignDevelopment of Multi-Zone Fuel Loading for Scenario
  • The NE-Cost Website for the Economic Evaluation of Complex Nuclear Fuel Cycles
  • Re-assessing Methods to close the U.S. Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Thursday, June 27

  • Exploration and Quantification of the Main Differences on Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulators
  • The Fit Project: Improving Confidence in Fuel Cycle Model
  • Functionality Isolation Test for Fuel Cycle Code Orion – MOX Fabrication and Depletion
  • NEA Benchmark Study on Speaker: Marc Ernoult, IPNO/CRNSTRU Management: Results Using Vision
  • Nuclear Scenarios Glossary
  • Sensitivity Calculation on Indirect Output in Fuel Cycle Simulation; Example of the Equilibrium MOX Fraction
  • Robustness and Flexibility of Electro-Nuclear Scenarios under the Disruption of Objectives
  • Nuclear Scenarios Resilience
  • Recyclus: Remote Cyclus Execution
  • From left: Yarden Livnat, University of Utah; Ross Hays, Idaho National Laboratory; Kathryn Huff, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignFlexible Applications of Nuclear Fuel Cycles Simulators
  • User Experience and Building Collaborations

Friday, June 28

  • Molten Salt Reactor Dynamic Approach to Material Accountancy
  • Radionuclide Signatures of Molten Salt Reactors
  • Physics-BASED Models for Safeguarding Pyroprocessing
  • Material Diversion Analysis within a Fuel Cycle Simulator
  • Diversion Detection in Cyclus
  • Next Steps: Collaboration Inspiration, Future Activities, Opportunities, Open Calls, International Resources, Conferences