The Neutron Science Laboratory provides a hands-on neutron measurement experience for students within NERS. The lab is equipped with D-D and a D-T neutron generators with a capability of ~1E06 and ~1E10 neutrons/sec, respectively. The neutron generators are also available for researchers in NERS and elsewhere within the University who require a neutron radiation field for the conduct of their research.
The Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow Lab performs experimental and computational work in the field of thermal-hydraulics of nuclear reactors. Advanced instrumentation with high spatial and time resolution is used to investigate single-phase and two-phase flow phenomena and to generate CFD-grade experimental data. Computational fluid-dynamics (CFD) and multiphysics/multiscale methodologies are applied and further developed for the simulation of nuclear systems and for the design of innovative passive safety systems.
The University of Michigan branch of CASL, the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (LWRs) that is centered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. CASL was established in 2010 as a ten-institution partnership to create a virtual reactor (VR) for predictive simulation of LWRs. The partnership includes three universities (Michigan, MIT and NC State), four national labs (Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, Sandia, and Idaho), a reactor manufacturer (Westinghouse), a reactor owner/operator (TVA) and the research arm of the nuclear utility industry (Electric Power Research Institute).
The MCASL Center includes faculty, PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows from four engineering departments: NERS, Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. MCASL faculty are involved in development of advanced computational methods for analysis of coupled nuclear reactor phenomena, including neutron transport, thermal/hydraulics, materials performance and validation of these methods against experimental data. A detailed description of CASL is available at http://www.casl.gov/.
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences