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Title: Material Protection, Accounting, and Control Technologies (MPACT): Modeling and Simulation Roadmap

The development of sustainable advanced nuclear fuel cycles is a long-term goal of the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (DOE-NE) Fuel Cycle Technologies program. The Material Protection, Accounting, and Control Technologies (MPACT) campaign is supporting research and development (R&D) of advanced instrumentation, analysis tools, and integration methodologies to meet this goal. This advanced R&D is intended to facilitate safeguards and security by design of fuel cycle facilities. The lab-scale demonstration of a virtual facility, distributed test bed, that connects the individual tools being developed at National Laboratories and university research establishments, is a key program milestone for 2020. These tools will consist of instrumentation and devices as well as computer software for modeling. To aid in framing its long-term goal, during FY16, a modeling and simulation roadmap is being developed for three major areas of investigation: (1) radiation transport and sensors, (2) process and chemical models, and (3) shock physics and assessments. For each area, current modeling approaches are described, and gaps and needs are identified.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [4] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [1] ;  [6] ;  [5] ;  [3] ;  [7] ;  [3] ;  [8] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [5]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
  5. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  6. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  7. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  8. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1296697
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--16-26045
TRN: US1601770
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
Contributing Orgs:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; FUEL CYCLE; ACCOUNTING; CONTROL; COMPUTER CODES; RADIATION TRANSPORT; EVALUATION; DESIGN; SAFEGUARDS; SECURITY; SENSORS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; BENCH-SCALE EXPERIMENTS; IMPACT SHOCK; INFORMATION NEEDS