CASL Summer Institute 2018

CASL Institute Group Photo 2017

CASL: The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors Education Program is excited to announce the registration for third annual CASL Summer Institute. Please plan to join us at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC on August 6-17, 2018.

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.

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

This is an application and does not guarantee admission.

Application deadline is March 30. Students who are accepted to participate in CASL Institute 2018 will be informed by April 13.

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

CASL Institute Snapshot Agenda 2018

Time 9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm
Monday Arrive! Welcome
Tuesday VERA VERA I/O VERA Practicum Lunch MPACT I MPACT Practicum
Wednesday MPACT II MPACT II Practicum Lunch MPACT III MPACT III Practicum
Thursday COBRA-TF Theory Lunch COBRA-TF Practicum Feedback
Friday MPACT IV Lunch and Poster Session Coupled COBRA-TH Practicum Feedback
Saturday BISON I Lunch Group Project Description & Discussion Forum
Sunday Free Day –  Explore Raleigh!
Monday BISON Practicum CASL Challenge Problem/CRUD with Lunch BISON Model Development Practicum Hunt Library Experience
Tuesday Sensitivity and UQ S&UQ Application/ Practicum Validation Activities & Data Needs w/Lunch Project Work
Wednesday Project Work Lunch Project Work Tours: Reactor & Simulation Lab
Thursday Project Work Lunch Project work
Friday Project Work Lunch Feedback, Project Submittal and Wrap Up Go Home!