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
(countinued)
       
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
(countinued)
  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'oevres) 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