Andrew Godfrey (ORNL) describes CASL -- the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors--a multi-institutional effort led by the Department of Energy that's using high-performance computing.
Watts Bar Unit 1 Cycle 1 PWR full core beginning-of-cycle simulation at hot full power (neutronics coupled to thermal-hydraulics) using the Core Simulator components of CASL's Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications (VERA-CS). Shown are horizontal slides of the coolant enthalpy moving up through the core.
CASL VERA-CS rod movement in 3x3 fuel assemblies (Problem #4)
Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL)
Energy Secretary Chu visits ORNL
Nuclear Energy After Fukushima
Sharing a vision for the future: On May 3, 2011 home base for the Consortium for the Advancement of Light Water Reactors (CASL) was formally dedicated. Remarks were delivered by Secretary for Science Steven Koonin, Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Pete Lyons, CASL board chair Ernie Moniz of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ORNL Director Thom Mason, CASL Director Doug Kothe, and industry representatives.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu answers questions from "Energy Matters" town hall.