The Second International Serpent User Group Meeting was hosted by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, on September 19-21, 2012. The meeting brought together 40 Serpent users from 16 Organizations in Europe and the U.S.

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

Presentations - Day 1

J. Leppänen (VTT) - Welcome and a very short introduction to Serpent
E. Fridman (HZDR) - Neutronic analysis of SFR lattices: Serpent vs. HELIOS-2
R. Rachamin (HZDR) - Modeling of ESFR core using Serpent and DYN3D codes
J. Wallenius (KTH) - Simulation of large and small fast reactors with SERPENT
R. Ochoa (UPM) - Comparison of Serpent and EVOLCODE in a sodium fast reactor loaded with minor actinides
M. Hursin (PSI) - Use of Serpent at PSI for fast and thermal system analysis
A. Hall (University of Michigan) - SERPENT Cross Section Generation for the RBWR
M. Aufiero (Politecnico di Milano) - Modification of the Serpent code to study the fuel isotopic evolution of molten salt reactors with online (continuous) reprocessing
S. Qvist (UC Berkeley) - ADOPT - Assembly Design and Modification tool
H. R. Hammer (RWTH Aachen University) - Utilisation of Serpent at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Presentations - Day 2

J. E. Hoogenboom (DNC) - Experience with the parallel execution of SERPENT2
H. R. Hammer (RWTH Aachen University) - MPI Caveats - When correct MPI programs did not run
R. Bergmann (UC Berkeley) - Porting Monte Carlo Algorithms to the GPU
V. Valtavirta (Aalto University) - Effect of radial temperature discretization on nuclide composition in depletion problems
T. Viitanen (VTT) - Calculating the inventory of FiR 1 Triga Mk II with Serpent 1.1.16
A. Isotalo (Aalto University) - Burnup calculation methods in Serpent 2
D. Kotlyar (BGU) - Study of Predictor-corrector methods for Monte Carlo Burnup Codes
M. Vazquez (Ciemat) - Experience in Neutronic/Thermal-hydraulic Coupling in Ciemat
T. Viitanen (VTT) - Explicit Temperature Treatment of Target Motion in Serpent 2
V. Valtavirta (Aalto University) - Internal Temperature Feedback in Serpent 2

Presentations - Day 3

J. Leppänen (VTT) - Serpent 2 beta-testing and hot topics for future development

Related material

Final meeting program
Summary and notes

Participating organizations

Aalto University, Finland
Ben Gurion University, Israel
Delft Nuclear Consultancy, The Netherlands
European Spallation Source - Bilbao, Spain
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
TU Delft Reactor Institute, The Netherlands
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
University of California, Berkeley, USA
University of Michigan, USA
Uppsala University, Sweden
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

All presentations in a single zip-compressed file (30M)