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CASL's VERA: What Is Possible? | Paul J. Turinsky

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CASL's Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA): What Is Possible? The Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub, was formed approximately five years ago. Recently CASL was granted renewal by DOE supporting continued operation for another five years. CASL’s vision is to predict, with confidence, the performance and assured safety of nuclear reactors, through comprehensive, science-based modeling and simulation (M&S) technology deployed and applied broadly by the U.S. nuclear energy industry. The premise is that by utilizing the power of advanced computational capabilities, enabling higher fidelity simulations, operational and safety challenges that have existed for decades for LWRs can be better understand and hence addressed. This seminar will review the current state of M&S technology employed by the nuclear power industry, update the status of CASL developed M&S technology and its application, present the future plans to broaden across the light water reactor fleet CASL’s M&S capabilities, and discuss the M&S technical challenges Special Lecture Series: Richard K Osborne Lecture Sponsoring Department: NERS http://www.engin.umich.edu/ners Speaker Bio: Dr. Turinsky is a professor in and former head of, the Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He has 40 years of experience in the nuclear field, some 8 years working directly in the nuclear power industry and 32 years as a faculty member, where he has retained strong interactions with industry and government laboratories. Among his areas of expertise are reactor core physics, development of core analysis methods in support of routine operations and nuclear safety analysis, nuclear fuel management optimization, V&V and UQ, and management of R&D on fuel and reactivity control materials products and nuclear safety-related simulation capability. http://www.casl.gov/leadership_team.shtml For more lectures on demand, visit the MconneX website at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/mconnex/lectures