VT3G

VT3G is engaged in development of hybrid 3-D, multi-scale, parallel particle transport algorithms and codes, and their application to nuclear energy, nuclear security and non-proliferation and radiation therapy and diagnosis. In the past 28 years, VT3G has developed numerous particle transport methodologies and formulations. These efforts have led to the development of advanced methodologies and algorithms major computer codes.

VT3G's Ongoing and Recently Completed Projects

General Algorithms
Years
Description
2012 - 2015
  • Developing a novel adaptive Collision Source (ACS) for particle transport
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Developing advanced multigroup algorithms for Simulation of Advanced Reactors
  • Nuclear Power
    Years
    Description
    2012 - 2014
  • Neutronics Simulation in support of mPower Reactor Modeling (Funded by B&W mPower Generation) (This is a Small Modular Reactor-SMR)
  • Nuclear Safeguards & Non-proliferation
    Years
    Description
    2011 - 2013
  • Developed AIMS (Active Interrogation for Monitoring Special nuclear materials) with application to cargo containers (Funded by DoE, Joint with Gergia Tech)
  • 2011 - 2016
    (ongoing)
  • Design of an Integral Inherently Safe LWR (I2S-LWR) system (Recently funded by DoE - led by GT, include 9 organizations, a budget of $6 M for three years)
  • ongoing
  • Analysis of GEM*STAR accelerator-driven subcritical system for conversion of weapon-grade plutonium (in collaboration with VT Physics Dept.)
  • ongoing
  • Optimization of CHANDLER antineutrino detection system (ongoing) (in collaboration with VT Physics Dept.)
  • Medicine - Radiation Diagnostic
    Years
    Description
    2011 - 2015
  • Developed a novel methodology and code system (TITAN-IR; TITAN with image reconstruction) for iterative image reconstruction in SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) that allows the particle interactions in the patient to be fully modeled while keeping computation time low
  • Nuclear Policy
    Years
    Description
    2014 - 2015
  • Task Force on Naval Nuclear Propulsion and Highly Enriched Uranium - Examined the unintended consequences of converting the naval nuclear fleet fro HEU to LEU
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