For more information about the meeting, please visit http://sormawest.org/index.html
PHOTO GALLERY from the meeting.
Dear Nuclear Engineering faculty and students:
On behalf of Dean Shankar Sastry, and Associate Dean for Research Tsu-Jae King Liu, I would like to invite you to a special NE presentation.
The College of Engineering will be hosting the Deputy Director of the Naval Reactors Program, Mr. Stephen Trautman (whose biography is attached here), and his team on Thursday, May 10. In addition to briefings with the Chancellor and College of Engineering Dean's office, Mr. Trautman will hold an info session on the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program for all interested faculty and students at 1:30PM in the Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Room 290.
The primary purpose of Mr. Trautman’s visit is to describe the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program and advertise their career opportunities. This program hires scientists and engineers at the BS, MS and PhD levels across a wide range of relevant disciplines, both as civilians and commissioned officers, from the top US research universities. For further information, please visit navy.com/nuclear .
We hope that those of you who are interested will be able to attend Mr. Trautman’s presentation!
Prof. Karl van Bibber
The Serpent monte-carlo code has been developed for reactor physics, group constant generation and burnup calculations since 2004. The code is currently used at 67 universities and research organizations in 26 countries around the world, and distributed by RSICC and the OECD/NEA Data Bank. This workshop covered a general overview on the methods and capabilities of the Serpent code, along the plans for future development of the next code version, Serpent 2. It also covered applications, coupling to other codes and the verification and benchmarking of the various features in the code. Download the flyer here.
Proceedings from the "SERPENT monte-carlo code workshop" hosted at UC Berkeley on the 1st and 2nd of May 2012:
1. The UCB Nuc. Eng. Dept. computational capabilities - Ryan Bergmann, UCB
2. The SERPENT code - Jaakko Leppänen, VTT
3. The ADOPT code for optimized fast reactor core design - Staffan Qvist, UCB
4. The BEAU methodology for equilibrium composition search - Tommy Cisneros, UCB
5. SERPENT depletion methods - Jaakko Leppänen, VTT
6. Use of GPUs for monte-carlo calculations - Ryan Bergmann, UCB
7. 3D visualization & modeling for monte-carlo - Noah Fischer, UCB
8. Sensitivity, Uncertainty and Representivity Analysis - Jeff Seifried, UCB/LLNL
9. Hybrid MC-MOC, Common Ray Tracing Algorithms - Jasmina Vujic, UCB
10. Group constant generation capabilites in SERPENT - Jaakko Leppänen, VTT
11. Use of SERPENT for generating XSs for PARCS - Andrew Hall, U Michigan
12. SERPENT version 2 and future plans - Jaakko Leppänen, VTT