NCSP Foreign Travel FY2016

Destination Date Labs One Sentence Description Justification
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Apr-16 LANL
LLNL
ORNL
SNL
Present/publish NCSP ICSBEP evaluations at annual ICSBEP Technical Meeting (Favorite, Harms+1, Heinrichs, Hutchinson, Keefer, Kim, Miller, Sanchez) Present/publish NCSP ICSBEP evaluations at annual ICSBEP Technical Meeting.
AWE
Aldermaston,
UK
May-16 LLNL Coordinate International Collaboration Efforts (Heinrichs,Hickman, McAvoy) Allows LLNL to discuss International Collaboration efforts that must be done in person (i.e., determining material or equipment that needs transporting, etc.).
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
Sep-16 LLNL Participate in WPNCS annualmeeting (Verbeke, Scorby) Participate in WPNCS governance andexpert group meetings on MC methods and excursion analyses.
Bruges,
Belgium
Sep-16 LLNL
NCSU
Participate in ND2016 bi-annualmeeting (Hawari, Heinrichs) Present/publish results of LLNL-ND1 new thermal scattering laws.
Poole,
UK
May-16 LLNL ANSWERS Seminar (Lee,Percher) Attend the AMEC 2015 ANSWERSSeminar devoted to radiation shielding,reactor physics and nuclear criticalitysafety software applications, V&V andR&D.
OECD NEA
Paris, France
May-16 RPI Participate in WPEC annualmeeting (Danon, Liu) As US Measurements Chair, participate in WPEC annual meeting to present NCSP/RPI nuclear data measurement work (Danon).
Bruges,
Belgium
Sep-16 RPI Participate in ND2016 bi-annualmeeting (Danon) Participate in the WINS nuclear scattering workshop to present NCSP/RPI thermal scattering work to address thermal moderator data needs for criticality safety applications.
Bruges,
Belgium
Sep-16 LANL Participate in ND2016 bi-annualmeeting (Talou, Hale, White) Present/publish results of LANL-ND1work performed in 2015.
AWE
Aldermaston, UK
May-16 LANL Coordinate International Collaboration Efforts (Jesson) Allows LANL to discuss International Collaboration efforts that must be done in person (i.e., determining material or equipment that needs transporting, etc.).
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-16 LANL Participate in WPEC annualmeeting (Kahler, Conlin, White) Will include emphasis on CIELO Project and GND Project. CIELO related work includes international evaluation of important isotopes and criticality datatesting of new cross sections that will subsequently appear in a next generation ENDF library. GND related work ensuresthat the needs of NCSP are met by the new nuclear data format and relates to the next generation NJOY code, NJOY21.
Paris, France May-16 LANL Participate in annual OECD/NEA Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety and various Expert Groups (Brown, Rising) NCSP Monte Carlo people from LANL &ORNL traditionally participate in these meetings. Benefits V&V, methods, data,etc. Forrest specifically is the founder &participant in the Expert Group for Advanced Monte Carlo Techniques.
Vienna, Austria TBD LANL IAEA Coordinated Research Project meetings on Radiation Damage and Testing/Validating anew Dosimetry Cross Section Library (Kahler OR Conlin) (Cost is salary only as the IAEA typically pays participant transportation, lodging and per diem expenses)The Radiation Damage CRP is expected to yield improved/updated NJOY processing methods. The CRP focused on DosimetryCross Section Library is expected to yield updated data for selected ENDF/Bevaluations.
IRSN
Paris, France
TBD LANL MCNP Criticality safety Class at IRSN (Brown, Bull) Has been discussed previously, but never funded and finalized. Such a class would benefit both LANL and IRSN.
IRMM
Mol, Belgium
TBD -
3 trips
ORNL Perform resonance region nuclear data measurements using GELINA facility at IRMM in accordancewith Appendix B of the Five-Year Plan (Guber) Continues cross-section measurements and the production of new cross-sectionevaluations with covariance data for U.S.
India Jun-16 ORNL Participate in ISO Standards meeting (Bowen). Participate in ISO Standards meeting (ISOTC85/SC5/WG8) on nuclear criticalitysafety to ensure US NCSP interests arerepresented in the international standards development and as succession planning for replacement of Hopper participation(Bowen).
IRSN
Paris, France
TBD -
3 trips
ORNL Perform nuclear data evaluationand testing work with IRSN (Pigni,Sobes) Continues cross-section evaluation andtesting work with IRSN to provide new cross-section evaluations with covariancedata for U.S.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-16 ORNL Participate in WPEC annualmeeting as Chair of ENDF Formats Committee, coordinateinternational nuclear datacollaborations for the NCSP, andpresent NCSP/ORNL nuclear dataevaluation work (Dunn) Exchange of information with international nuclear data community to improve NCSP nuclear data evaluationsand cultivate new collaborations to support future NCSP nuclear data evaluation work tasks. Also, includes Interim NDAG Chairparticipation in WPEC meeting.
OECD/NEA
Paris, France
May-16 ORNL Participate in WPNCS (Rearden) Continues NCSP leadership in S/U analysis methods and fosters continuedcollaboration with international partners to test and improve NCSP S/U analysiscapabilities for supporting criticality safety applications.
Bruges,
Belgium
Sep-16 ORNL Participate in ND2016 meeting(Dunn) Present/publish results of ORNL-ND1work performed in 2015.
Vienna,
Austria
Oct-15 ORNL IAEA Coordinated Research Project meetings on Radiation Damage and Testing/Validating anew Dosimetry Cross Section Library (Doro) The Radiation Damage CRP is expected to yield improved/updated AMPX processing methods. The CRP focused on DosimetryCross Section Library is expected to yield updated data for selected ENDF/Bevaluations.
Aix-en-
Provence
France
Oct-15 ORNL WONDER ND Scattering Meeting(Goran) Report on thermal scattering evaluationcapability development under ORNL-ND4