The Third International Serpent User Group Meeting was hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, on November 6-8, 2013. The meeting brought together 35 Serpent users from 20 Organizations in the U.S and Europe.

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

Presentations - Day 1

• Alejandra Jolodosky (UCB) - Disagreeing cross sections from detectors and depletion output
• Robert Farkas (UOIT) - Preliminary Serpent Calculations for a PT-SCWR Lattice
• Emil Fridman (HZDR) - Interactive geometry plotter for Serpent plotter
• Tuomas Viitanen (VTT) - On-the-fly Temperature Treatment in Serpent
• Ville Valtavirta (VTT) - Universal Fuel Performance Code Interface in Serpent 2
• Ville Valtavirta (VTT) - Internal Fuel Performance Module in Serpent 2 - FINIX
• Anni Schultze (Aachen) - Coupling of SERPENT with Fluid Dynamics code ANSYS CFX
• Chris Uhlik - Reactivity Study of a Molten Salt Reactor
• Manuele Aufiero (PoliMi) - Recent Serpent-related works at Politecnico di Milano

Presentations - Day 2

• Miriam Daeubler (KIT) - Generation of pin level multi-dimensional XS tables with Serpent 2
• Dan Kotlyar (BGU) - Generation of One-Group Cross-sections for Coupled MC Codes
• Emil Fridman (HZDR) - An updated approach for calculation of diffusion coefficient
• Maria Pusa (VTT) - Homogenized Group Constants in the Absence of Reflective Boundary Conditions
• Jaakko Leppδnen (VTT) - BEAVRS benchmark calculations with Serpent-ARES code sequence
• Emil Fridman (HZDR) - Axial ADFs for High Conversion BWRs
• Andrew Hall (Michigan) - Advanced Methods Development for Equilibrium Cycle Calculations of the RBWR
• Richard Vega (Sandia) - Characterization of ACPR Spent Fuel

Presentations - Day 3

• Sara Bortot (PSI) - Use of Serpent for Sodium Fast Reactor Calculations
• Maria Pusa (VTT) - Burnup matrices: Things discovered while implementing depletion capability to Serpent
• Aarno Isotalo (Aalto) - Preventing xenon oscillations in Monte Carlo burnup calculations by forcing equilibrium
• Dan Kotlyar (BGU) - Monitoring Numerical Stability of Coupled MC codes
• Philip Gorman (UCB) - RBWR-Th Approach to Equilibrium
• Staffan Qvist (Uppsala) - Fast reactor equilibrium cycle analysis with Serpent
• Tuomas Viitanen (VTT) - On Doppler-broadening Rejection Correction (DBRC)

Related material

• Final meeting program

Participating organizations

• Aalto University, Finland
• Ben Gurion University, Israel
• BMPC-Bettis, USA
• El Sereno Research, USA
• Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany
• Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
• Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
• Politecnico di Milano, Italy
• Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland
• Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
• RWTH Aachen University, Germany
• Sandia National Laboratories, USA
• Texas A&M University, USA
• Uppsala University, Sweden
• University of California, Berkeley, USA
• University of Michigan, USA
• University of New Mexico, USA
• University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
• University of Cambridge, UK
• VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

All presentations in a single zip-compressed file (55M)