The first international Serpent user group meeting was held at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf in Dresden, Germany, on September 15-16, 2011. The meeting brought together 33 Serpent users from 15 Organizations around the world. The first day of the meeting focused on applications and methods used in the publicly available Serpent 1. The second day began with an introduction to Serpent 2, currently developed under working title “Super-Serpent”, followed by presentations related to new features and capabilities. The afternoon of the second day was reserved for discussion.

The Serpent developer team wants to thank all participants for interesting presentations and discussion, and HZDR for organizing and hosting the event.

Presentations - Day 1

J. Leppänen - Introduction to Serpent
M. Pusa - Solving Burnup Equations in Serpent: Matrix Exponential Method CRAM
R. Dagan - Introduction of the Resonance dependent scattering kernel in SERPENT
E. Fridman - Some remarks on XS preparation with SERPENT
B. Herman and E. Shwageraus - Cross Section Generation Strategy for High Conversion Light Water Reactors
R. Ochoa - On the use of SERPENT code for few-group XS generation for Sodium Fast Reactors
H. Suikkanen and V. Rintala - Pebble bed reactor modeling using Serpent
Y. Zhang - The use of the SERPENT code in safety studies of fast reactors
D. Baldova and E. Fridman - High conversion Th-U233 fuel assembly for current generation of PWRs
D. Kotlyar, Y. Shaposhnik and E. Shwageraus - Computational Tools for Modeling High Conversion PWRs
Y. Shaposhnik and E. Shwageraus - Neutronic analysis of Th-233U self sustainable BWR fuel cycle with BGCore and Serpent Codes

Presentations - Day 2

J. Leppänen - Serpent 2 – Status and future plans
T. Viitanen - On-the-fly Doppler Broadening in Serpent
M. Pusa - Introduction to Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis in Reactor Physics
S. van der Marck - Uncertainty propagation in burnup calculations using Serpent
A. Isotalo - Improved time integration methods for burnup calculations with Monte Carlo neutronics (presented by J. Leppänen)

Related material

Final meeting program
Discussion notes

Participating organizations

Ben Gurion University, Israel
Colorado School of Mines, USA
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH, Germany
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland
Nuclear Research & consultancy Group (NRG), The Netherlands
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Radiation and Nuclear Safety Auhtority (STUK), Finland
South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

All presentations in a single zip-compressed file (27M)