This year the American Nuclear Society’s Winter Meeting was held in Washington D.C. Andrew presented “The Temperature Zoning Method for the On-the-Fly Thermal Scattering Sampling Procedure” and Jaron presented a “Comparison of Novel Multiphysics Coupling Methods in MOOSE.” Along with plenty of good technical presentations, several panels discussed the role of nuclear power in the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. This fit nicely into the theme of the meeting “Nuclear: The Foundation of Sensible Policy for Energy, Economy, and the Environment.”
Chris Morrison attended the Fuel Cycle Technologies Meeting in Idaho Falls. He presented a poster titled, “Fault Tolerant Composite Matrix Fuels for Terrestrial and Space Applications.”
Congratulations to Dr. Wei Ji, director of NEAMS, who has been granted tenure by the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Ji came to RPI in 2008 as an assistant professor and began the Nuclear Engineering Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) research group.
Read more about Professor Ji here.
Andrew Pavlou presented his research at M&C 2015, the annual Joint International Conference on Mathematics and Computation (M&C), Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications (SNA) and the Monte Carlo (MC) Method. The conference was held in Nashville, Tennessee from April 19-23. His presentation was titled, “Implementation of a Least Squares Temperature Fit of the Thermal Scattering Law in MCNP6.”
NEAMS members Andrew Pavlou, Chris Morrison, and Jaron Senecal participated in this year’s ANS Student Conference at Texas A&M University. Chris was a Current Events in Space Nuclear panelist. Jaron presented “Comparison of Coupling Strategies for Solving a Multiphysics Boundary Value Problem Using MOOSE” in the Mathematics and Computation Division. In the same technical track, Andrew presented “A Study of the Frequency Spectrum of Thermal Excitations for On-the-Fly Monte Carlo Thermal Scattering Sampling,” which earned Best Paper.
Gig ‘em Aggies!