Joint IC/SC Meeting, October 10-11, 2017

Meeting Objectives

The missions of the Industry Council (IC) and the Science Council (SC) are to provide feedback from stakeholders and science community on CASL research and development. The joint IC/SC meeting provides an opportunity for engagement between these two communities and with CASL leadership and staff. Specific objectives of this meeting are:

  • Provide a status update on recent achievements and developments related to CASL challenge problems and other activities.
  • Seek certification by the IC and SC on the CASL Annual Stakeholder report.
  • For the IC, provide an update on industry engagement activities through Test Stands and discuss perspectives on NRC engagement
  • For the SC, provide an update on V&V activities and interaction with FA leadership to provide input to inform the SC Annual S&T report
  • Provide an opportunity for IC and SC members to provide individual and specific feedback to CASL Leadership


Tuesday October 10, 2017

8:30 a.m. – Welcome, Meeting Objectives and Introductions – Jess Gehin (ORNL)

9:00 a.m. – CASL Program Update – Jess Gehin (ORNL)

9:30 a.m. – VERA Development Update – Kevin Clarno (ORNL)

10:30 a.m. – CASL Education Program and Summer Institute – Dave Kropaczek (NCSU)

11:00 a.m. – CIPS_CILC Challenge Problem Brief Status Update – Jeff Secker (WEC)

11:15 a.m. – Improvements to VERA CRUD Induced Power Shift – Ben Collins (ORNL)

11:45 a.m. – CIPS Capability Assessment Plans – Kenny Epperson (Epperson Engineering)

12:00 p.m. – Overview of GAIN – Rita Baranwal (GAIN Director/INL)

1:00 p.m. – RIA/LOCA Challenge Problem Brief Status Update – Gregg Swindlehurst (GS Nuclear)

1:15 p.m. – Progress on VERA Transient Analysis for RIA – Tom Downar (UM), Vefa Kucukboyaci (WEC)

1:45 p.m. – BISON LOCA Development – Giovanni Pastore (INL)

2:15 p.m. – PCI Challenge Problem Brief Status Update – Joe Rashid

2:30 p.m. – Coupled BISON-VERA-CS Capability for PCI – Clarno (ORNL)

3:30 p.m. – Pellet Clad Interaction/Load Follow – Nathan Capps (WEC)

4:00 p.m. – FY18 Scope Discussion – Jess Gehin (ORNL) & Dave Kropaczek (NCSU)

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Industry Council Breakout Meeting

9:15 a.m. – Overview on VERA Industry Applications – Andrew Godfrey (ORNL)

9:45 a.m. – Member Topic #1: NuScale

10:30 a.m. – Member Topic #2: Areva – Greg Hobson (Areva)

11:00 a.m. – Member Topic #3: Westinghouse – Paul Kersting (Westinghouse)

Science Council Breakout meeting

8:45 a.m. – Response to SC Feedback from FA Workshops (technical)

9:30 a.m. – CASL V&V Maturity Assessment – Adam Hetzler (SNL)

Joint Industry Council/Science Council Meeting

12:00 p.m. – DNB Challenge Problem Brief Status Update – Yixing Sung (Westinghouse)

12:15 p.m. – G-II CFD Capability for Prediction of DNB – Emilio Baglietto (MIT)