WPNCS Expert Group on Advanced Monte Carlo Techniques (EGAMCT)

Criticality safety practitioners utilize a number of mature Monte Carlo production codes to carry out their work. These computer codes are not static, however, and constantly evolve as computers become ever more powerful and innovative new analysis methods are developed. The transfer of new, innovative Monte Carlo technology into the hands of practitioners is a continuing challenge for the criticality safety community: new methods need to be reviewed in depth for correctness by experts in the field; sufficient quality assurance and verification/validation must be performed; assessment of the potential impact of these new methods must be carried out; and, most importantly, practical guidance must be developed and promulgated to practitioners to enable their correct and efficient application.

Based on these considerations, the Expert Group on Advanced Monte Carlo Techniques for criticality safety assessment was formed within the structure of the WPNCS in 2010.

The goal of the Expert Group is to transfer new Monte Carlo technology to criticality safety practitioners. To accomplish this several objectives/activities are required initially:

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Last updated: 20 March 2013

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