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2005 NCSD Topical Meeting


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The theme of the program is “Integrating Criticality Safety into the Resurgence of Nuclear Power”.  The technical program will begin on September 19 with an opening plenary session.  Three or four speakers will be invited to provide presentations covering criticality safety research, applications, education and international programs.  The plenary session may be a webcast, visible to any interested person on the internet.  (The remainder of the meeting will be closed, i.e. not broadcasted.) 

The meeting schedule is shown below.  The meeting will be “single-track”, i.e. parallel technical sessions will not be held. 

Note that a poster session will be held on Tuesday afternoon in leiu of a paper session. 

Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
SUNDAY - 9/18/05
6:00 PM Reception *
Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
MONDAY - 9/19/05
7:00 AM   Continental Breakfast
Chair: Calvin Hopper
8:00 AM Welcome and announcements
8:05 AM Plenary Session Org.
8:10 AM   TVA Projections for Future Nuclear Power Generation- Jack A. Bailey
8:50 AM   International Initiatives Specific to NCS - Claes Nordborg
9:30 AM   An Overview of NASA’s Prometheus Project - Matt Forsbacka
10:10 AM Plenary - Questions
Session Chair: Trent Primm
10:25 AM The REBUS-PWR Experimental Programme for Burn-Up Credit by Pierre D'hondt
10:50 AM Burnup Credit For the GA-4 Cask Using 2005 Methodologies by Dale Lancaster
11:15 AM Methods for Validation of Burnup Credit Calculations by Alan Wells
11:40 AM Sensitivity Coefficient Generation for a Burnup Credit Cask Model Using TSUNAMI-3D by Bradley Rearden
12:05 PM
  Buffet Lunch
1:10 PM CRISTAL V1: Criticality Package for Burnup Credit Calculations by Jean-Michel Gomit
1:35 PM Criticality Assesment For PWR with a Mistake on The Fuel Reloading Sequence by Ortiz de Echevarria Izaskun
2:00 PM Development of the criticality aspects of the IAEA transport regulations by Jim Stewart
2:25 PM The Criticality-Safety During Transport of Materials Containing Low Concentrations of Solid Fissile Material by Ludyvine Jutier
2:50 PM Break
Session Chair: Brad Rearden
3:05 PM Implementation of Independent Verification for General Batching Operations by Robert Bahney III
3:30 PM 233U Disposition, Medical Isotope Production and Building 3019 Complex Shutdown by Linda Gilpin
3:55 PM De-Inventory: The Criticality Safety Endgame by Charles Rogers
4:20 PM Criticality Safety Support to a Project Addressing SNM Legacy Items at LLNL by John Pearson
4:55 PM Criticality Safety Control of Legacy Fuel Found at 105-KW Fuel Storage Basin by Mark Jensen
6:30 PM Star of Knoxville Riverboat Ride and Dinner *
Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
TUESDAY - 9/20/05
7:00 AM   Continental Breakfast
Session Chair: Valerie Putnam
8:00 AM Welcome and announcements
8:05 AM Status and State of the Art of Evaluation Method in Japan by Yoshitaka Naito
8:30 AM Speed of Response of some Criticality Detectors by John McMahan
8:55 AM CAAS Coverage for a New Storage Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex by Peter Angelo
9:20 AM  New Experiments Performed with SILENE for Criticality Accidents Studies by Emmanuel Girault
9:45 AM Break
Session Chair: Peter Angelo
10:00 AM Criticality Safety Training at Fluor Hanford by Hans Toffer
10:25 AM Sandia National Laboratories’ Tailored Approach for Training & Qualification of Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineer Personnel by Ronald Knief
10:50 AM Hand Calculational Methods for Criticality Safety - A Primer by Douglas Bowen
11:15 AM A CEA Guide in Progress for Criticality Accident Studies by Veronique Masse
11:40 AM Hanford Nuclear Criticality Safety Program Database by Hans Toffer
12:05 PM   Sit-down Lunch
Speaker: Joe Thomas
2:15 PM   Poster Setup
Poster Sessions Chair: Trent Primm
 3:00 PM
Applications (Check floor plan for assignments)
 1A Continuous Subcriticality Monitoring during Criticality Accident by Yoichiro Shimazu
 1B Integration of Criticality Alarm System at a Fuel Fabrication Facility by Michael Longinov
 2A Nuclear Criticality Safety Analysis for the Traveller PWR Fuel Shipping Package by Peter Vescovi
 2B Postulated Dose from a Criticality Accident: Comparison of Canadian and U.S. Requirements and Analysis Methodology by Robert Frost
 7A Radiation Tolerance Assessment of CIDAS® MkX Criticality Incident Detection & Alarm System by Stephen Bellamy
 7B An ANSI/ANS 8.3 Minimum Accident of Concern for a New Storage Facility at the Y-12 NSC by Peter Angelo
 8B Updated Evaluation of Burnup Credit for Accommodating PWR Spent Nuclear Fuel in High-Capacity Cask Designs by Don Mueller
 9A The Criticality Safety Inspection Process at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Dennis Morey
9B  Interim Staff Guidance 3 Nuclear Criticality Safety Performance Requirements and Double Contingency Principle by Dennis Morey
Validation (Check floor plan for assignments)
 4A Comparison of Uranyl Nitrate Solution Modeling Methods by Karla Elam
 4B Neutronic Reflector Classifications for Moderated and Unmoderated Fissile Media by Emmanuel Gagnier
 5A New CRISTAL Standards Applicability for the French Framatome-ANP Uranium Fuel Fabrication Plant by Michel Doucet
 5B Difference Between Hexagonal and Cylindrical Cell for Infinite Array Calculation by Michael Prigniau
6A The Importance of Today and Now for Performing Benchmark Evaluations by Angela Ellis
 6B Application of Validation Methodologies for a Generic Validation Problem by Sedat Goluoglu
Education (Check floor plan for assignments)
 3A Productivity Tools for NCS Engineers at BWXT-NPD by Larry Wetzel
 3B ARH-600 A Computerized Criticality Safety Handbook by David Erickson
 10A GNF-A’s Criticality Safety Engineer Training and Qualification Program by Mark Dodds
 8A Nuclear Criticality Safety Education and Training: Anytime and Anywhere by H. Dodds
 10B Qualification of NRC Nuclear Criticality Safety Technical Reviewers in the Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards by Tamara Powell
Emerging Initiatives (Check floor plan for assignments)
 11A Criticality Safety Meets the Hydrogen Economy — A Cautionary Assessment by Burton Rothleder
 11B Benchmark Analysis of the SCALE5 versions of the KENO-VI and CENTRM Codes by Daniel Hollenbach
 12A Criticality Safety of Low Density Storage Arrays by Theodore Bauer
 12B Analysis of ZR-6 VVER Lattice Experiments Using Deterministic and Monte Carlo Methods by György Hegyi
 13A Visual Editor for Criticality Calculations Including Dynamic Source Convergence Assessment by Randy Schwarz
 13B The Evolution of Poisoned Solution Cell Drip Trays at the US MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility by James Bazley
6:30 PM Dinner with Bill Landry of “The Heartland Series” *
Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
WEDNESDAY - 9/21/05
7:00 AM   Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome and announcements
Session Chair: Richard Taylor
8:05 AM Redefining the Criticality Safety Evaluation Process: The Impact on SRS Waste Management by Angela Ellis
8:30 AM Total Risk Approach in Applying PRA to Criticality Safety by Song Huang
8:55 AM UK Initiative on Establishing Risk-Informed Approach to Criticality Assessment of Fissile Waste by Jim Gulliford
9:20 AM  Interim Staff Guidance 10 Justification of Minimum Margin of Subcriticality for Safety by Dennis Morey
9:45 AM Break
Session Chair: Jim Mormon
10:00 AM A Guide for the Application of MCNP in The Analysis of Complex Nuclear Reactors and Other Critical Assemblies by John Cox
10:25 AM Comparison Between GEMER and MCNP on Hetrogeneous System Simulation by Qi Ao
10:50 AM Uranium (93.14) Metal Annuli with One-And Two-Inch Graphite Reflectors by Shane Parkey
11:15 AM Experimental Validation of the French Cristal V1.0 Package by Leclaire Nicolas
11:40 AM Range of Applicability Determination for Validation of LiCl-KCl-Fissile Mixtures with Sparse Benchmark Data by Richard M. Lell
12:05 PM   Buffet Lunch
Session Chair: John Wagner
1:10 PM Benchmark Data Through The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation Project (IRPHEP) by J. Briggs
1:35 PM Update on the AFCI Reactor-Accelerator Coupling Experiments (RACE) Project by Denis Beller
2:00 PM Potential of CEA Valduc Criticality Laboratory and IRSN Projects for Critical Experiments by Emmanuel Girault
2:25 PM VIM Library Enhancements by Roger Blomquist
2:50 PM Break
Session Chair: Dale Lancaster
3:05 PM The MORET 4B Monte Carlo code: New features to treat complex criticality systems by Joachim Miss
3:30 PM Complete User Visualization Interface for KENO by Stephen Bowman
3:55 PM Optimum Choice of Standard Deviation in Criticality Safety Monte Carlo Calculations by Ronald Pevey
4:20 PM Status and Preliminary Testing of Continuous-Energy KENO V.a and KENO-VI by Daniel Hollenbach
4:55 PM Burnup Calculations with KENOREST 03T01 and Associated Criticality Studies for Spent Fuel Samples from Takahama-3 Reactor by Robert Kilger
6:30 PM   Dinner Banquet *
Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
THURSDAY - 9/22/05
7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome and announcements
Session Chair: Mike Westfall
8:05 AM A Criticality Safety Approach to the US MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility by Brian Matthews
8:30 AM Proposal of Integral Critical Experiments for Low-Moderated MOX Fissile Media by Isabelle Duhamel
8:55 AM Critical Experiments that Simulate Damp MOX POWDERS – Do They Meet the Need? by J. Briggs
9:20 AM Criticality Safety Aspects of Chemical Processing at the US MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility by Charles Robinson
9:45 AM Break
Session Chair: Mikey Brady
10:00 AM Validating CSAS26/CSASIX and 238GROUPNDF5 Library for the US MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility by Robert Foster
10:25 AM Calculation Error and Uncertainty Due to Nuclear Data Application to MOX Fissile Media by Christophe Venard
10:50 AM PBMR Fuel Storage Design Criticality Analysis by Coenraad Stoker
11:15 AM MACSENS: A New MORET Tool to Assist Code Bias Estimation by Frederic Fernex
11:40 AM Alternate Eigenvalues for Use in Criticality Safety Analysis by Ronald Pevey
Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
1:00-5:00 PM
SCALE workshop/training
3-D Monte Carlo Depletion with KENO in SCALE 5.1
Free to conference registrants.
Will focus on new features and capabilities such as improvements in resonance treatments in SCALE
8:00 AM - Noon
SCALE workshop/training continued
Enhanced Resonance Self-Shielding in SCALE 5.1