CASL Institute 2019 Announcement

ATTENTION: The deadline for application for CASL Institute is March 15. Please encourage your students to apply.

CASL: The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors Education Program is excited to announce the registration for fourth annual CASL Summer Intensive. Please plan to join us at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC on August 5-16, 2019.

The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) Institute will introduce participants to CASL and the Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA) framework and component codes. Through the CASL Institute, participants will receive instruction on radiation transport, thermal hydraulics, fuel performance, multi-physics coupling and sensitivity and uncertainty analysis. Over the course of the Institute, through both lecture and practical work sessions, participants will learn how to use individual component codes through the VERA framework (MPACT, COBRA-TF, and BISON ) will be able to run a variety of test problems. In addition, the Institute will include instruction on and practice in utilizing high performance computing resources. After successful completion of the Institute and meeting certification requirements by completing a team project, participants will earn the CASL-VERA Certificate. An overview of the current draft agenda is attached.

In order to participate for this innovative gathering please use the following link to apply for admission for the CASL Institute:

https://golinks.ncsu.edu/caslinstitute2019

This is an application and does not guarantee admission.

Application deadline is March 15. Students who are accepted to participate in CASL Institute 2019 will be informed by April 12.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sherry Bailey at sbbailey@ncsu.edu or (919) 515-1897.

CASL Institute Snapshot Agenda 2019

The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) will be holding its third summer Institute from August 5-16 at NCSU. A condensed schedule is included below. The Institute will introduce participants to CASL and the Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA) framework and component codes. Through the CASL Institute, participants will receive instruction on radiation transport, thermal hydraulics, fuel performance, multi-physics coupling and sensitivity and uncertainty analysis. Instruction includes both lecture and practical work sessions. In addition, the workshop will include instruction on and practice in utilizing high performance computing resources. After successful completion of the Institute and after meeting certification requirements by completing a team project, participants will earn the CASL-VERA Certificate.

Time 9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm
Monday Arrive! Welcome
Tuesday VERA VERA I/O Lunch VERA Practicum Hunt Library Experience
Wednesday MPACT I MPACT I Practicum Lunch MPACT II MPACT II Practicum
Thursday COBRA-TF Theory Lunch COBRA-TF Practicum
Friday Multi-Physics Coupling I Multi-Physics Coupling Practicum Lunch and Poster Session Multi-Physics Coupling II Multi-Physics Coupling II Practicum
Saturday BISON Lunch BISON Practicum Project Assignment
Sunday Free Day – Explore Raleigh
Monday Dual-Purpose Crud Data: How to (1) Validate MAMBA and (2) Put Ourselves Out of a Job Lunch With Nam Dinh Project Work Special Dinner
Tuesday Sensitivity and UQ Lunch S&UQ Application/Practicum Project Work
Wednesday Project Work Lunch Project Work Tours: Reactor & Simulation Lab
Thursday Project Work Lunch Project Work
Friday Project Work Celebration Lunch Feedback, Project Submittal and Wrap Up Go Home!