Computational Methods in Transport

September 9 - 14, 2006


Sunday, September 10, 2006

9:00 - 9:45
Martin Pilch (Sandia National Laboratories)

Measuring and Communicating Progress in Predictive Capability

10:15 - 11:00
Michaela Saisana (Joint Research Center - Ispra Establishment)

Critique of Modeling and Sensitivity Analysis in the Scientific Discourse: Overview of Good Practices and Pitfalls

11:00 - 11:45
Francois Hemez (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

A Decision-centric View of Verification and Validation

1:30 - 2:30
Jon Helton (Sandia National Laboratories)

Sampling-Based Methods for Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis

2:30 - 3:15
Kenneth Hanson (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Role of Uncertainty Quantification in Validating Physics Models

3:15 - 3:30
Anthony Davis (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

A Formalized Iterative Approach to V&V, with Examples

4:00 - 4:45
Kambiz Salari (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Code Verification by the Method of Manufactured Solutions

Monday, September 11, 2006

8:30 - 9:15
David Keyes (Columbia University)

Particle Transport in SciDAC and GNEP

9:15 - 10:00
Jim Hammer (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Radiation transport experiments on the Omega laser

10:30 - 11:15
John Castor (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Verification (mostly) for high energy density radiation transport

11:15 - 12:00
Nick Gentile (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Monte Carlo Transport Code V&V in the High Energy Density Regime

2:00 - 2:45
Marvin Adams (Texas A&M University - College Station)

Verification of Transport Codes

2:45 - 3:30
Paul Turinsky (North Carolina State University)

Sensitivity/Uncertainty Analysis and Usage in Adaptive Reactor Core Simulation

4:00 - 4:45
Cecil Parks (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Role of Validation in Development and Use of a Multi-Purpose Nuclear Analysis Code System

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

8:30 - 9:15
Tom Manteuffel (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Iterative Methods for Transport Problems

9:15 - 10:15
Barry Ganapol (University of Arizona)

The Art of Analytical Benchmarking

10:45 - 11:30
Irene Gamba (University of Texas at Austin)

Deterministic solvers to transport for non-conservative systems of Boltzmann-Poisson type

11:30 - 12:15
Anne Bourlioux (University of Montreal)

A Mathematical Approach to Validating Models and Estimating Modeling Errors for Passive and Reactive Turbulent Transport

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

8:30 - 9:15
Doug Swesty (SUNY Stony Brook)

Verification and Validation of radiation-transport and radiation-hydro algorithms in astrophysics

9:15 - 10:00
R. Paul Drake (University of Michigan)

Using Radiative Shock Experiments and Physical Thinking in Code Validation

10:30 - 11:15
Mike Norman (University of California, San Diego)

Verification and Validation of Simulations of Cosmic Reionization

11:15 - 12:00
Richard Klein (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

The Formation of High Mass Stars

2:00 - 2:25
Anthony Davis (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Realistic (3D) Radiative Transfer in the Cloudy Atmosphere: A Survey of the Problem Space

2:25 - 3:15
Alexander Marshak (NASA)

Atmospheric radiative transfer for satellite remote sensing: validation and uncertainty

3:15 - 4:00
Howard Barker (Meteorological Service of Canada)

Atmospheric Radiative Transfer for Global Climate Studies

Thursday, September 14, 2006

8:30 - 9:15
Anthony Giunta (Sandia National Laboratories)

Validation and Uncertainty Quantification Methods in the DAKOTA Software Toolkit