Physics Integration (PHI)

Integrating the CASL Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA)

Objectives and Strategies

  • Completion of the VERA Core Simulator (VERA-CS) to provide Physics Coupling a platform for integration of challenge problem physics
  • Coupling development to integrate advanced M&S capabilities to achieve challenge problem solutions
  • A strong VERA infrastructure supporting software development, testing, and releases.

Requirements Drivers

  • Modeling of reactors through full power steady-state reactor operation with improved physics
  • Challenge problem analysis capabilities through integration of advanced physics capabilities being developed by FMC, THM, RTM

Outcomes and Impact

  • An advanced modeling and simulation environment for nuclear reactor analysis
  • Physics integrated through PHI-developed coupling methods being used to address challenge problems
  • Moving from VERA development to its applications