NUCLEAR CRITICALITY SAFETY PROGRAM (NCSP)
TECHNICAL PROGRAM REVIEW

MARCH 27-28, 2018
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Tennessee Conference Rooms A-C
FINAL AGENDA

 
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM   Tuesday, March 27, 2018  
 
8:30 AM   Welcome from ORNL Dr. Alan Icenhour
    Welcome from NCSP  Dr. Angela Chambers
    About the Annual NCSP Technical Program Review  Dr. Doug Bowen
    Safety and Security Briefing Dr. Doug Bowen
The DOE CSSG - 2017 the Year in Review David Erickson
NCSP
TECHNICAL PROGRAM ELEMENTS TO BE PRESENTED
ANALYTICAL METHODS
INTEGRAL EXPERIMENTS
INFORMATION PRESERVATION AND DISSEMINATION
NUCLEAR DATA
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
(UNIVERSITY TASKS)
ANALYTICAL METHODS
;  
LANL MCNP Progress for NCSP Mike Rising
;  
CNS-DOE
LLNL
Y-12 Criticality Alarm System Testing with Godiva Chris Haught
(BEST PAPER)
IRSN Nuclear Criticality Slide Rule – Introducing Plutonium Systems Thomas Miller
;  
;  
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM ANALYTICAL METHODS
(continued)
 
ORNL Recent Developments in SCALE Brad Rearden
ORNL Data and Code Testing with KENO BJ Marshall
(BEST PAPER)
OPEN DISCUSSION   ALL
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH
1:15 PM ANALYTICAL METHODS
(continued)
ORNL AMPX Status Report and ENDF/B-VIII.0 Data Testing Andrew Holcomb
   
ORNL NCSP Evaluation Activities at IRSN Luiz Leal
Presented by:
Vladimir Sobes
   
INFORMATION PRESERVATION AND DISSEMINATION
   
LLNL Website Modernization Dave Heinrichs
   
OPEN DISCUSSION ALL
   
INTEGRAL EXPERIMENTS
 
LANL Design of a Critical Experiment to Validate U-235 Unresolved
Resonance Region (URR) Nuclear Data and Computational
Methods
Rian Bahran
(BEST PAPER)
 
LANL SCRαP (Subcritical Copper-Reflected alpha-Phase plutonium)
Benchmark Updates
Jesson Hutchinson
 
LANL Neptunium Sphere Observation (NeSO) Subcritical
Experiment Design
Alex McSpaden
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM BREAK
 

INTEGRAL EXPERIMENTS
(continued)

LANL Neutron Clustering and the RPI Measurements Nick Thompson
 
LANL KRUSTY Update Rene Sanchez
(BEST PAPER)
 
AWE An Update on Work Undertaken by AWE Using Subcritical
Assemblies in the DAF
Neil McMillan
Nigel Kelsall
 
LLNL Integral Experiments Accomplishments: IER-252 Flattop Field Measurements and Upcoming NAD Exercise (IER-253) Dave Hickman
 
LLNL Optimizing TEX-Pu for Testing Thermal Scattering Cross &
Tera Sparks Sections and Maximizing the Intermediate Fission
Fraction
Jesse Norris
(BEST PAPER)
 
5:30 PM- 5:45 PM BREAK
5:45 PM- 7:30 PM Working Dinner (heavy hor d'oeuvres) with Key Note
Speaker
Key Note Speaker Pat McClure, LANL
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Wednesday, March 28, 2018  
8:30 AM INTEGRAL EXPERIMENTS
(continued)
 
LLNL Thermal/Epithermal eXperiments (TEX) First Critical Experiments with Plutonium-Aluminum Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) Plates Catherine Percher
(BEST PAPER)
 
LLNL ISSA Preliminary Results Tony Nelson
 
LLNL IER-329 CED-1: Preliminary Design for TEX with U-233 ZPPR Plates and High-Density Polyethylene (TEX-23) Will Zywiec
(BEST PAPER)
 
NNSS NNSS Accomplishments: KRUSTY Support by MSTS, Safety Basis & Readiness, Vault Modifications Jeff Lewis
(BEST PAPER)
 
SNL Overview of NCSP Integral Experiments at Sandia Gary Harms
 
SNL IER-451 Titanium and Aluminum Sleeve Experiments in the
BUCCX
David Ames
Presented by:
Gary Harms
 
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM INTEGRAL EXPERIMENTS
(continued)
 
ORNL Conceptual Design of an Intermediate Energy Critical
Experiment using the SPR/CX Lattice
Justin Clarity
 
ORNL Preliminary Design of Temperature Dependent Critical
Experiments at Atmospheric Pressure with Low Enriched UO2
Thomas Miller
NUCLEAR DATA  
BNL ENDF/B-VIII.0 Dave Brown
 
BNL Angular Distributions in ENDF/B-VIII.0 Dave Brown
 
RPI Measurements of Neutron Induced Reactions Relevant to
NCSP
Yaron Danon
OPEN DISCUSSION   ALL
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH
1:15 PM NUCLEAR DATA
(continued)
 
ORNL Cross Section Evaluation of Dy Isotopes and 16O in the
Resolved Resonance Neutron Region
Marco Pigni
ORNL SAMMY Modernization Goran Arbanas
IRSN
LANL
Spatial Correlation Measurements at RPI Eric Dumonteil
LANL Resonance Reconstruction Capabilities in NJOY21 Jeremy Conlin
LANL LANL Nuclear Data for NCSP Ionel Stetcu
TRAINING AND EDUCATION  
ORNL Status of the Development and Deployment of the NCSP
Training and Education Courses for FY17
Doug Bowen
NCSP UNIVERSITY TASKS  
NCSU Thermal Scattering Law Research and Development Colby Sorrel
(BEST PAPER)
 
GENERAL DISCUSSION/CONCLUSION ALL
3:00 PM ADJOURN