Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division

John C. Wagner

John C. Wagner, Ph.D.

Division Director
Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division
Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008, Bldg. 5700
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6003
Phone: 865.241.3570
Fax: 865.576.5114
wagnerjc@ornl.gov

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • development and use of computational methods for criticality safety, radiation shielding, and reactor analysis
  • particular expertise in Monte Carlo transport, variance reduction methods, and burnup credit criticality safety for spent fuel storage, transport, and disposal

Education

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, December 1997; dissertation title: Acceleration of Monte Carlo Shielding Calculations with an Automated Variance Reduction Technique and Parallel Processing
  • M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, December 1994; thesis title: Monte Carlo Transport Calculations and Analysis for Reactor Pressure Vessel Neutron Fluence
  • B.S., Nuclear Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla), May 1992

Publications

2014

  1. B.J. MARSHALL and J.C. WAGNER, "Additional Studies of the Criticality Safety of Failed Used Nuclear Fuel",Packaging, Transport, Storage and Security of Radioactive Material, 25(1) 1-7 (2014).
  2. J.C. WAGNER, J. CARTER, M.R. FELDMAN, R.L. HOWARD, M. NUTT, and J. WILLIAMS, "Overview of the Department of Energy's Nuclear Fuels Storage and Transportation Planning Project," Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) - 55th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, July 20-24, 2014.
  3. J.L. PETERSON and J.C. WAGNER, "Characteristics of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel: Distributed, Diverse, and Changing with Time,"Radwaste Solutions 21, 50-59 (2014).
  4. J.C. WAGNER, D.E. PEPLOW, and S.W. MOSHER, "FW-CADIS Method for Global and Regional Variance Reduction of Monte Carlo Radiation Transport Calculations," Nucl. Sci. Eng. 176, 37-57 (2014).
  5. G. RADULESCU, I.C. GAULD, G. ILAS, and J.C. WAGNER, "An Approach for Validating Actinide and Fission Product Compositions for Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses," Nucl. Technol. 188(2) (2014).

2013

  1. S.W. MOSHER, et al., ADVANTG – An Automated Variance Reduction Parameter Generator, ORNL/TM-2013/416, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., November 2013.
  2. T.M. MILLER et al., "Benchmark Data from Experiments 2 and 3 of the 2010 Criticality Accident Alarm System Benchmark Experiments at the CEA Valduc Silene Facility," Proceedings of the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division 2013, Wilmington, NC, September 29-October 3, 2013.
  3. A.M. IBRAHIM, D.E. PEPLOW, K.B. BEKAR, C. CELIK, D. ILAS, J.M. SCAGLIONE, and J.C. WAGNER, "Hybrid Technique in SCALE for Fission Source Convergence Using Deterministic Starting Sources for Used Nuclear Fuel Cask-Specific Criticality Analysis," Proceedings of the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division 2013, Wilmington, NC, September 29-October 3, 2013.
  4. W.J. MARSHALL, and J.C. WAGNER, Additional Studies of the Criticality Safety of Failed Used Nuclear Fuel," in Proceedings of PATRAM 2013, San Francisco, CA, August 18-23, 2013.
  5. J.M. SCAGLIONE, G. RADULESCU, K.R. ROBB, W.J. MARSHALL, J.C. WAGNER, M. FLANAGAN, M. AISSA, and Z. LI, "Consequence Analysis of Spent Nuclear Fuel Reconfiguration Scenarios," in Proceedings of PATRAM 2013, San Francisco, CA, August 18-23, 2013.
  6. A.M. IBRAHIM, P. WILSON, D.E. PEPLOW, S.W. MOSHER, M. SAWAN, J.C. WAGNER, and T.M. EVANS, "Automatic Mesh Adaptivity for CADIS and FW-CADIS Neutronics Modeling of Difficult Shielding Problems," Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2013), Sun Valley, ID, May 11-17, 2013.
  7. J.C. WAGNER, J.L. PETERSON, D. MUELLER, J.C. GEHIN, A. WORRALL, T. TAIWO, M. NUTT, M. WILLIAMSON, M. TODOSOW, R. WIGELAND, W. HALSEY, R. OMBERG, P. SWIFT, and J. CARTER, "Assessment of Used Nuclear Fuel Inventory Relative to Disposition Options," Proceedings of the 14th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (IHLRWMC), Albuquerque, NM, April 28-May 2, 2013.
  8. W.J. MARSHALL and J.C. WAGNER, "Consequences of Used Nuclear Fuel Failure on Criticality Safety," Proceedings of the 14th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (IHLRWMC), Albuquerque, NM, April 28-May 2, 2013.
  9. J.M. SCAGLIONE, R.A. LEFEBVRE, G. RADULESCU, H.J. SMITH, D. ILAS, K.R. ROBB, and J.C. WAGNER, "Integrating Data and Analysis Capabilities for Cask-Specific Safety Evaluations," Proceedings of the 14th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (IHLRWMC), Albuquerque, NM, April 28-May 2, 2013.
  10. D.E. PEPLOW, T.M. MILLER, B.W. PATTON, and J.C. WAGNER, "Hybrid Monte Carlo/Deterministic Methods for Accelerating Active Interrogation Modeling," Nucl. Technol. 182(1), 63-74 (2013).
  11. D.E. MUELLER, J.M. SCAGLIONE, J.C. WAGNER, and S.M. BOWMAN, Computational Benchmark for Estimated Reactivity Margin from Fission Products and Minor Actinides in BWR Burnup Credit, NUREG/CR-7157 (ORNL/TM-2012/96), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., February 2013.
  12. J.C. WAGNER J.L. PETERSON, D.E. MUELLER, J.C. GEHIN, A. WORRALL, T. TAIWO, M. NUTT, M.A. WILLIAMSON, M. TODOSOW, R. WIGELAND, W.G. HALSEY, R.P. OMBERG, P.N. SWIFT, and J.T. CARTER, "Categorization of Used Nuclear Fuel Inventory in Support of a Comprehensive National Nuclear Fuel Cycle Strategy," Proceedings of WM2013, Phoenix, Arizona, February 24-28, 2013.
  13. M. RAHIMI, Z. LI, D. TANG, M. AISSA, M. FLANAGAN, and J. WAGNER, "Regulatory Perspective on Potential Fuel Reconfiguration and Its Implication to High Burnup Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation," Proceedings of WM2013, Phoenix, Arizona, February 24-28, 2013.
  14. B.T. MERVIN, S.W. MOSHER, J.C. WAGNER, and G.I. MALDONADO, "Uncertainty Underprediction in Monte Carlo Eigenvalue Calculations," Nucl. Sci. Eng. 173, 276-292 (2013).

2012

  1. J.C. WAGNER J.L. PETERSON, D.E. MUELLER, J.C. GEHIN, A. WORRALL, T. TAIWO, M. NUTT, M.A. WILLIAMSON, M. TODOSOW, R. WIGELAND, W.G. HALSEY, R.P. OMBERG, P.N. SWIFT, and J.T. CARTER, Categorization of Used Nuclear Fuel Inventory in Support of a Comprehensive National Nuclear Fuel Cycle Strategy, ORNL/TM-2012/308 (FCRD-FCT-2012-000232), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., December 2012.
  2. D. WANG et al., "Study of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool," Nucl. Technol. 180(2), 206-215, November 2012.
  3. W.J. MARSHALL and J.C. WAGNER, Consequences of Fuel Failure on Criticality Safety of Used Nuclear Fuel, ORNL/TM-2012/325 (FCRD-UFD-2012-000262), prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cycle Technologies Program by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., September 2012.
  4. W.J. MARSHALL and J.C. WAGNER, "Impact of Fuel Failure on Criticality Safety of Used Nuclear Fuel," Proceedings of PSAM11, Helsinki, Finland, June 25-29, 2012.
  5. J.M. SCAGLIONE, D.E. MUELLER, J.C. WAGNER, and W.J. MARSHALL, An Approach for Validating Actinide and Fission Product Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses-Criticality (keff) Predictions, NUREG/CR-7109 (ORNL/TM-2011/514), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., April 2012.
  6. G. RADULESCU, I.C. GAULD, G. ILAS, and J.C. WAGNER, An Approach for Validating Actinide and Fission Product Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses-Isotopic Composition Predictions, NUREG/CR-7108 (ORNL/TM-2011/509), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., April 2012.
  7. A.M. IBRAHIM, D.E. PEPLOW, J.C. WAGNER, S.W. MOSHER, and T.M. EVANS, "Acceleration of Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations Using Deterministic-Based Starting Sources," Proceedings of PHYSOR 2012-Advances in Reactor Physics-Linking Research, Industry, and Education, Knoxville, TN, April 15-20, 2012.
  8. B.T. MERVIN, S.W. MOSHER, T.M. EVANS, J.C. WAGNER, and G.I. MALDONADO, "Variance Estimation in Domain Decomposed Monte Carlo Eigenvalue Calculations," Proceedings of PHYSOR 2012-Advances in Reactor Physics-Linking Research, Industry, and Education, Knoxville, TN, April 15-20, 2012.
  9. N.C. SLY, B.T. MERVIN, S.W. MOSHER, T.M. EVANS, J.C. WAGNER, and G.I. MALDONADO, "Verification of the SHIFT Monte Carlo Code with the C5G7 Reactor Benchmark," Proceedings of PHYSOR 2012-Advances in Reactor Physics-Linking Research, Industry, and Education, Knoxville, TN, April 15-20, 2012.
  10. G. RADULESCU and J.C. WAGNER, Burn-up Credit Criticality Safety Benchmark - Phase VII, UO2 Fuel: Study of Spent Fuel Compositions for Long-term Disposal, A Report by the Expert Group on Burn-up Credit Criticality NEA Nuclear Science Committee, Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety, ISBN 978-92-64-99172-9, NEA No. 6998, Nuclear Energy Agency, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, February 2012.

2011

  1. A. IBRAHIM, D.E. PEPLOW, J.C. WAGNER, S.W. MOSHER, AND T.M. EVANS, "Acceleration of Monte Carlo Criticality Calculations Using Deterministic-Based Starting Sources," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 105, 539-541 (2011).
  2. J.C. WAGNER, D.E. PEPLOW, S.W. MOSHER, and T.M. EVANS, "Review of Hybrid (Deterministic/Monte Carlo) Radiation Transport Methods, Codes, and Applications at Oak Ridge National Laboratory," Prog. Nucl. Sci. Technol. 2, 808-814 (2011).
  3. J.C. WAGNER, S.W. MOSHER, T.M. EVANS, D.E. PEPLOW, and J.A. TURNER, "Hybrid and Parallel Domain-Decomposition Methods Development to Enable Monte Carlo for Reactor Analysis," Prog. Nucl. Sci. Technol. 2, 815-820 (2011).
  4. T.M. MILLER, M.E. DUNN, J.C. WAGNER et al., "2010 Criticality Accident Alarm System Benchmark Experiments at the CEA Valduc Silene Facility," Proceedings of ICNC 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 19-23, 2011.
  5. G. RADULESCU, I.C. GAULD, G. ILAS, AND J.C. WAGNER, "An Approach for Validating Actinide and Fission Product Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses--Isotopic Composition Predictions," Proceedings of ICNC 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 19-23, 2011.
  6. J.M. SCAGLIONE, D.E. MUELLER, AND J.C. WAGNER, "An Approach for Validating Actinide and Fission Product Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses--Criticality (keff) Predictions," Proceedings of ICNC 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 19-23, 2011.
  7. A.M. IBRAHIM, M.E. SAWAN, S.W. MOSHER, T.M. EVANS, D.E. PEPLOW, P.P. WILSON, AND J.C. WAGNER, "Global Evaluation of Prompt Dose Rates in ITER Using Hybrid Monte Carlo/Deterministic Techniques," Fusion Sci. Technol. 60, 676-680, August 2011.
  8. A.M. IBRAHIM, S.W. MOSHER, T.M. EVANS, D.E. PEPLOW, M.E. SAWAN, P.P.H. WILSON, J.C. WAGNER, and T. HELTEMES, "ITER Neutronics Modeling Using Hybrid Monte Carlo/Deterministic and CAD-Based Monte Carlo Methods," Nucl. Technol. 175, 251-258, July 2011.
  9. B.T. MERVIN, S.W. MOSHER, J.C. WAGNER, and G.I. MALDONADO, "Under-Prediction of Localized Tally Uncertainties in Monte Carlo Eigenvalue Calculations," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 104, 329-330 (2011).
  10. B.T. MERVIN, G.I. MALDONADO, S.W. MOSHER, and J.C. WAGNER, "Uncertainty Analyses for Localized Tallies in Monte Carlo Eigenvalue Calculations," Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering (M&C 2011), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 8-12, 2011.
  11. A. IBRAHIM, M. SAWAN, S.W. MOSHER, T.M. EVANS, D.E. PEPLOW, P. WILSON, and J.C. WAGNER, "Global Evaluation of Prompt Dose Rates in ITER Using FW-CADIS," presented at the ANS Student Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 14-17, 2011.
  12. G. RADULESCU and J.C. WAGNER, "Review of Results for the OECD/NEA Phase VII Benchmark: Study of Spent Fuel Compositions for Long-Term Disposal," Proceedings of the 13th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (IHLRWMC), Albuquerque, NM, April 10-14, 2011.
  13. J.M. SCAGLIONE and J.C. WAGNER, "Review of Yucca Mountain Disposal Criticality Studies," Proceedings of the 13th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (IHLRWMC), Albuquerque, NM, April 10-14, 2011.

2010

  1. J.C. WAGNER and S.W. MOSHER, "Forward-Weighted CADIS Method for Variance Reduction of Monte Carlo Reactor Analyses," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 103, 342-344 (2010).
  2. J.C. WAGNER, S.W. MOSHER, T.M. EVANS, D.E. PEPLOW, and J.A. TURNER, "Hybrid and Parallel Domain-Decomposition Methods Development to Enable Monte Carlo for Reactor Analyses," Proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications + Monte Carlo (SNA+MC2010), Tokyo, Japan, October 17-21, 2010.
  3. J.C. WAGNER, D.E. PEPLOW, S.W. MOSHER, and T.M. EVANS, "Review of Hybrid (Deterministic/Monte Carlo) Radiation Transport Methods, Codes, and Applications at Oak Ridge National Laboratory," Proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications + Monte Carlo (SNA+MC2010), Tokyo, Japan, October 17-21, 2010.
  4. Y.K.M. PENG et al., "Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF) before Upgrade to Component Test Facility (CTF)," Proceedings of IAEA FEC-2010, Daejon, S. Korea, October 9-16, 2010.
  5. C.V. PARKS, J.C. WAGNER, D.E. MUELLER, and I.C. GAULD, "Development of Technical Basis for Burnup Credit Regulatory Guidance in the United States," PATRAM 2010, London, U.K., October 3-8, 2010.
  6. J. CHEATHAM and J.C. WAGNER, "Review and Ranking of NDA Techniques to Determine Plutonium Content in Spent Fuel," INMM 51st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, July 11-15, 2010.
  7. A.M. IBRAHIM, S.W. MOSHER, T.M. EVANS, D.E. PEPLOW, M.E. SAWAN, P.P.H. WILSON, and J.C. WAGNER, "ITER Neutronics Modeling Using Hybrid Monte Carlo/SN and CAD-based Monte Carlo Methods," presented at the American Nuclear Society Radiation Protection and Shielding Division 2010 Topical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 18-23, 2010.
  8. K.B. BEKAR, J.C. WAGNER, and T.M. EVANS, "Testing MCNP-BRL for Nuclear Vulnerability Assessment with the M60A1 Tank," presented at the American Nuclear Society Radiation Protection and Shielding Division 2010 Topical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 18-23, 2010.
  9. A.M. IBRAHIM, D.E. PEPLOW, T.M. EVANS, P.P.H. WILSON and J.C. WAGNER, "Improving the SN Adjoint Source and Geometry Representation Capabilities in the SCALE Hybrid Shielding Analysis Sequence," presented at the American Nuclear Society Radiation Protection and Shielding Division 2010 Topical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 18-23, 2010.

2009

  1. B.B. BEVARD, J.C. WAGNER, C.V. PARKS, AND M. AISSA, Review of Information for Spent Nuclear Fuel Burnup Confirmation, NUREG/CR-6998, prepared for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., December 2009.
  2. J.C. WAGNER, D.E. PEPLOW, and T.M. EVANS, "Automated Variance Reduction Applied to Nuclear Well-Logging Problems," Nucl. Technol. 168, 799-809, December 2009.
  3. D.E. PEPLOW, T.M. EVANS, AND J.C. WAGNER, "Simultaneous Optimization of Tallies in Difficult Shielding Problems," Nucl. Technol. 168, 785-792, December 2009.
  4. J.M. SCAGLIONE and J.C. WAGNER, "Burnup Credit Approach for the Proposed United States Repository at Yucca Mountain," Proceedings of the IAEA/CSN International Workshop on Advances in Applications of Burnup Credit for Spent Fuel Storage, Transport, Reprocessing, and Disposition, Cordoba, Spain, October 27-30, 2009.
  5. J.C. WAGNER, C.V. PARKS, I. GAULD and D.E. MUELLER , "Review of Technical Studies in the United States in Support of Burnup Credit Regulatory Guidance," Proceedings of the IAEA/CSN International Workshop on Advances in Applications of Burnup Credit for Spent Fuel Storage, Transport, Reprocessing, and Disposition, Cordoba, Spain, October 2730, 2009.
  6. S.W. MOSHER, T.M. EVANS, T.M. MILLER, and J C. WAGNER, "Efficient Transport Simulations of Difficult Detection Problems Using ADVANTG," Proceedings of the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Orlando, FL, October 25-31, 2009.
  7. G. RADULESCU, D.E. MUELLER, and J.C. WAGNER, "Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis of Commercial Reactor Criticals for Burnup Credit," Nucl. Technol. 167(2), 268-287, August 2009.
  8. A.M. IBRAHIM, D.E. PEPLOW, T.M. EVANS, J.C. WAGNER, and P. P. H. WILSON, "Improving the Mesh Generation Capabilities in the SCALE Hybrid Shielding Analysis Sequence," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 100, 302-304 (2009).
  9. J. WAGNER, E. D. BLAKEMAN, and D. E. PEPLOW, "Forward-Weighted CADIS Method for Variance Reduction of Monte Carlo Calculations of Distributions and Multiple Localized Quantities," Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Advances in Mathematics, Computational Methods, and Reactor Physics (M&C 2009), Saratoga Springs, NY, May 3-7, 2009, on CD-ROM, American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL (2009).
  10. S.W. MOSHER, T.M. MILLER, T.M. EVANS, and J.C. WAGNER, "Automated Weight-Window Generation for Threat Detection Applications Using ADVANTG," Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Advances in Mathematics, Computational Methods, and Reactor Physics (M&C 2009), Saratoga Springs, NY, May 3-7, 2009, on CD-ROM, American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL (2009).

2008

  1. J. WAGNER, D.E. PEPLOW, and T.M. EVANS, "Automated Variance Reduction Applied to Nuclear Well-Logging Problems," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 99, 566-569 (2008).
  2. Y.K.M. PENG, T.W. BURGESS, A.J. CARROLL, C.L. NEUMEYER, J.M. CANIK, M.J. COLE, W.D. DORLAND, P.J. FOGARTY, L. GRISHAM, D.L. HILLIS, Y. KATOH, K. KORSAH, M. KOTSCHENREUTHER, R. LAHAYE, S. MAHANJAN, R. MAJESKI, B.E. NELSON, B.D. PATTON, D.A. RASMUSSEN, S.A. SABBAGH, A.C. SONTAG, R.E. STOLLER, C.-C. TSAI, P. VALANJU, J.C. WAGNER, and G.L. YODER, "Extensive Remote Handling and Conservative Plasma Conditions to Enable Fusion Nuclear Science R&D Using a Component Testing Facility," 22nd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference "Celebrating Fifty Years of Fusion...Entering into the Burning Plasma Era," Geneva, Switzerland, October 13-18, 2008.
  3. J. WAGNER, "Automated Variance Reduction Applied to Nuclear Well-Logging Problems," presented at ICRS-11/RPSD-2008, Pine Mountain, GA, April 13-18. 2008.
  4. D.E. PEPLOW, T.M. EVANS, and J.C. WAGNER, "Simultaneous Optimization of Tallies in Difficult Shielding Problems," presented at ICRS-11/RPSD-2008, Pine Mountain, GA, April 13-18. 2008.
  5. J.C. WAGNER, Criticality Analysis of Assembly Misload in a PWR Burnup Credit Cask, NUREG/CR-6955 (ORNL/TM-2004/52), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., January 2008.

2007

  1. G. RADULESCU, D.E. MUELLER, and J.C. WAGNER, Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis of Commercial Reactor Criticals for Burnup Credit, NUREG/CR-6951 (ORNL/TM-2006/87), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., December 2007.
  2. J.C. WAGNER, E.D. BLAKEMAN, and D.E. PEPLOW, "Forward-Weighted CADIS Method for Global Variance Reduction," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 97, 630-633 (2007).
  3. D.E. PEPLOW, E.D. BLAKEMAN, and J.C. WAGNER, "Advanced Variance Reduction Strategies for Optimizing Mesh Tallies in MAVRIC," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 97, 595-597 (2007).
  4. G. RADULESCU, D.E. MUELLER, and J.C. WAGNER "Evaluation of Applicability of CRC Models for Burnup Credit Validation," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 97, 151-153 (2007).
  5. E.D. BLAKEMAN, D.E. PEPLOW, J.C. WAGNER, B.D. MURPHY, and D.E. MUELLER, PWR Facility Dose Modeling Using MCNP5 and the CADIS/ADVANTG Variance-Reduction Methodology, ORNL/TM-2007/133, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., September 2007.
  6. H. AKKURT, J.C. WAGNER, and K.F. ECKERMAN, "Hand-Held Instruments for Landmine Detection: View from Radiation Dosimetry," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 579, 391-394, 2007.
  7. H. AKKURT, K.F. ECKERMAN, D. WIARDA, J.C. WAGNER, and S. SHERBINI, "Development of a Computational Phantom with Moving Arms and Legs for Radiation Dose Assessment," presented at the 52nd HPS Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, July 8-12, 2007.
  8. H. AKKURT, K.F. ECKERMAN, J.C. WAGNER, and S. SHERBINI, "PIMAL: Computational Phantom with Moving Arms and Legs," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 96, 396-397 (2007).
  9. C.V. PARKS, J.C. WAGNER, D.E. MUELLER, and I.C. GAULD, "Full Burnup Credit in Transport and Storage Casks--Benefits and Implementation," Radwaste Solutions 14(2), 32-41 (March/April 2007).
  10. J.C. WAGNER, Technical Work Plan for Development of Technical Data Needed to Justify Full Burnup Credit in Criticality Safety Licensing Analyses Involving Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel, DOC.20070213.0002, TWP-EBS-MD-000019, Rev. 01, prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management by Sandia National Laboratories, Las Vegas, NV, February 2007.

2006

  1. C.V. PARKS, J.C. WAGNER, and D.E. MUELLER, "Full Burnup Credit in Transport and Storage Casks: Benefits and Implementation," Proceedings of the International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 30-May 4, 2006, pp. 1299–1308.
  2. M.T. WENNER, J.C. WAGNER, and L.M. PETRIE, "A New Source Initialization Capability for the SCALE Burnup Credit Sequence," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 95, 310-311 (2006).
  3. D. ILAS and J.C. WAGNER, "TORTSQ -- A SCALE Sequence for 3-D Discrete Ordinates Calculations," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 95, 667-668 (2006).
  4. D.E. PEPLOW, S.M. BOWMAN, J.E. HORWEDEL, and J.C. WAGNER, "Monaco/MAVRIC: Computational Resources for Radiation Protection and Shielding in SCALE," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 95, 669-671 (2006).
  5. H. AKKURT, J.C. WAGNER, and K.F. ECKERMAN, "Hand Held Instruments for Landmine Detection: View from Radiation Dosimetry," presented at the 2006 Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 23-25, 2006.
  6. I.C. GAULD and J.C. WAGNER, "Country Report Status of Burnup Credit in the United States," presented at the PIE Workshop, Rez, Czech Republic, May 11-12, 2006.
  7. D.E. PEPLOW and J.C. WAGNER, "Automated Variance Reduction for SCALE Shielding Calculations," in Proceedings of the ANS 14th Biennial Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division, Carlsbad, New Mexico, April 2-6, 2006, pp. 556-558.

2005

  1. J.C. WAGNER and D.E. MUELLER, "Updated Evaluation of Burnup Credit for Accommodating PWR Spent Nuclear Fuel to High-Capacity Cask Designs," presented at the 2005 NCSD Topical Meeting, Knoxville, TN, September 19-22, 2005.
  2. J.C. WAGNER and D.E. MUELLER, "Assessment of Benefits for Extending Burnup Credit in Transporting PWR Spent Nuclear Fuel in the USA," Proceedings of the IAEA Technical Meeting on Advances in Applications of Burnup Credit to Enhance Spent Fuel Transportation, Storage, Reprocessing and Disposition, August 29-September 2, 2005, London, U.K., IAEA-TECDOC-1547, ISBN 92-0-103307-9, Date of Issue: June 21, 2007.
  3. J. GULLIFORD and J.C. WAGNER, "Procedural Compliance with Safety Criteria," Proceedings of the IAEA Technical Meeting on Advances in Applications of Burnup Credit to Enhance Spent Fuel Transportation, Storage, Reprocessing and Disposition, August 29-September 2, 2005, London, U.K., IAEA-TECDOC-1547, ISBN 92-0-103307-9, Date of Issue: June 21, 2007.
  4. C.V. PARKS and J.C. WAGNER, "A Coordinated U.S. Program to Address Full Burnup Credit in Transport and Storage Casks," Proceedings of the IAEA Technical Meeting on Advances in Applications of Burnup Credit to Enhance Spent Fuel Transportation, Storage, Reprocessing and Disposition, August 29-September 2, 2005, London, U.K., IAEA-TECDOC-1547, ISBN 92-0-103307-9, Date of Issue: June 21, 2007.
  5. C.V. PARKS, C.J. WITHEE, and J.C. WAGNER, "U.S. Regulatory Recommendations for Actinide-Only Burnup Credit in Transport and Storage Casks," Proceedings of the IAEA Technical Meeting on Advances in Applications of Burnup Credit to Enhance Spent Fuel Transportation, Storage, Reprocessing and Disposition, August 29-September 2, 2005, London, U.K., IAEA-TECDOC-1547, ISBN 92-0-103307-9, Date of Issue: June 21, 2007.
  6. D.E. MUELLER and J.C. WAGNER, "Application of Sensitivity/Uncertainty Methods to Burnup Credit Criticality Validation," Proceedings of the IAEA Technical Meeting on Advances in Applications of Burnup Credit to Enhance Spent Fuel Transportation, Storage, Reprocessing and Disposition, August 29-September 2, 2005, London, U.K., IAEA-TECDOC-1547, ISBN 92-0-103307-9, Date of Issue: June 21, 2007.
  7. H.P. SMITH and J.C. WAGNER, "A Case Study in Manual and Automated Monte Carlo Variance Reduction with a Deep Penetration Reactor Shielding Problem," Nucl. Sci. Eng. 149, 23-37 (2005).

2004

  1. M.B. EMMETT and J.C. WAGNER, "MONACO : A New 3-D Monte Carlo Shielding Code for SCALE," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 91, 701-703 (2004).
  2. C.V. PARKS and J.C. WAGNER, "Status of Burnup Credit for Transport of SNF in the United States," presented at the 14th International Symposium on the Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials, Berlin, Germany, September 20-24, 2004.
  3. B.L. BROADHEAD and J.C. WAGNER, "Effective Biasing Schemes for Duct Streaming Problems," presented at the International Conference on Radiation Shielding (ICRS-10), Funchal, Portugal, May 9-14, 2004.
  4. C.V. PARKS and J.C. WAGNER, "Current Status and Potential Benefits of Burnup for Spent Fuel Transportation," in Proceedings of the 14th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference, March 21-25, Honolulu, Hawaii, ANS Order # 700305, ISBN: 0-89448-679-9 (2004).

2003

  1. J.C. WAGNER , "Impact of Soluble Boron Modeling for PWR Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 89, 120-122 (2003).
  2. J.C. WAGNER , "Evaluation of Burnup Credit for Accommodating PWR Spent Nuclear Fuel in High-Capacity Cask Designs," in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC2003), pp. 684-689, October 20-24, 2003, Tokai-mura, Japan.
  3. K.R. ELAM, J.C. WAGNER, and C.V. PARKS, Effects of Fuel Failure on Criticality Safety and Radiation Dose for Spent Fuel Casks, NUREG/CR-6835 (ORNL/TM-2002/255), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., September 2003.
  4. H.P. SMITH and J.C. WAGNER, "A Case Study in Manual and Automated Monte Carlo Variance Reduction with a Deep Penetration Shielding Problem," Nuclear Mathematical and Computational Sciences: A Century in Review, A Century Anew, Gatlinburg, TN, April 6-10, 2003, ISBN0-89448-674-8, American Nuclear Society Order No. 700300.
  5. J.C. WAGNER and C.E. SANDERS, Assessment of Reactivity Margins and Loading Curves for PWR Burnup Credit Cask Designs, NUREG/CR-6800 (ORNL/TM-2002/6), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., March 2003.
  6. J.C. WAGNER , M.D. DEHART, and C.V PARKS, Recommendations for Addressing Axial Burnup in PWR Burnup Credit Analyses, NUREG/CR-6801 (ORNL/TM-2001/273), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., March 2003.
  7. J.C. WAGNER and C.V PARKS, Recommendations on the Credit for Cooling Time in PWR Burnup Credit Analyses, NUREG/CR-6781 (ORNL/TM-2001/272), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., January 2003.
  8. A. HAGHIGHAT and J.C. WAGNER, "Monte Carlo Variance Reduction with Deterministic Importance Functions," Progress in Nuclear Energy 42(1), 25-53, January 2003.

2002

  1. J.C. WAGNER and C.E. SANDERS, "Investigation of the Effect of Fixed Absorbers on the Reactivity of PWR Spent Nuclear Fuel for Burnup Credit," Nucl. Technol. 139(2) , 91-126, August 2002.
  2. C.E. SANDERS and J.C. WAGNER, "Investigation of Average and Pin-Wise Burnup Modeling of PWR Fuel," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 86, 98-100, (2002).
  3. J.C. WAGNER , "An Automated Deterministic Variance Reduction Generator for Monte Carlo Shielding Applications," in Proceedings of the ANS 12th Biennial Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division , Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 14-18, 2002.
  4. C.E. SANDERS and J.C. WAGNER, Parametric Study of the Effect of Control Rods for PWR Burnup Credit, NUREG/CR-6759 (ORNL/TM-2001/69), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., February 2002.
  5. C.E. SANDERS and J.C. WAGNER, Study of the Effect of Integral Burnable Absorbers for PWR Burnup Credit, NUREG/CR-6760 (ORNL/TM-2000/321), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., March 2002.
  6. J.C. WAGNER and C.V PARKS, Parametric Study of the Effect of Burnable Poison Rods for PWR Burnup Credit, NUREG/CR-6761 (ORNL/TM-2000/373), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., March 2002.

2001

  1. J.C. WAGNER , "Addressing the Axial Burnup Distribution in PWR Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses," 2001 ANS Embedded Topical Meeting on Practical Implementation of Nuclear Criticality Safety Analyses, Reno, NV, November 11-15, 2001.
  2. C.E. SANDERS and J.C. WAGNER, "Impact of Integral Burnable Absorbers on PWR Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses," 2001 ANS Embedded Topical Meeting on Practical Implementation of Nuclear Criticality Safety Analyses, Reno, NV, November 11-15, 2001.
  3. C.E. SANDERS and J.C. WAGNER, "Parametric Study of Control Rod Exposure for PWR Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses," 2001 ANS Embedded Topical Meeting on Practical Implementation of Nuclear Criticality Safety Analyses, Reno, NV, November 11-15, 2001.
  4. J.C. WAGNER and C.V. PARKS, "Critical Review of the Practice of Equating the Reactivity of Spent Fuel to Fresh Fuel in Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses for PWR Spent Fuel Pool Storage," Nucl. Technol. 136(1) , 130-140, October 2001.
  5. C.V. PARKS, J.C. WAGNER, I.C. GAULD, B.L. BROADHEAD, and C.E SANDERS, "U.S. Regulatory Research Program for Implementation of Burnup Credit in Transport Casks," Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on the Packaging and Transport of Radioactive Materials (PATRAM2001), Chicago, IL, September 3-7, 2001.
  6. J.C. WAGNER, Computational Benchmark for the Estimation of the Reactivity Margin from Fission Products and Minor Actinides in PWR Burnup Credit, NUREG/CR-6747 (ORNL/TM-2000/306), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., August 2001.
  7. C.V. PARKS and J.C. WAGNER, "Issues for Effective Implementation of Burnup Credit," Proceedings of the Technical Committee Meeting on the Evaluation and Review of the Implementation of Burnup Credit in Spent Fuel Management Systems, IAEA-TECDOC-1241, 2001, p. 298-308.
  8. C.V. PARKS, M.D. DEHART and J.C. WAGNER, "Phenomena and Parameters Important to Burnup Credit," Proceedings of the Technical Committee Meeting on the Evaluation and Review of the Implementation of Burnup Credit in Spent Fuel Management Systems, IAEA-TECDOC-1241, 2001, p. 233-247.
  9. S.M. BOWMAN, I.C. GAULD, and J.C. WAGNER, Recommendations on Fuel Parameters for Standard Technical Specifications for Spent Fuel Storage Casks, NUREG/CR-6716 (ORNL/TM-2000/385), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., March 2001.

2000

  1. J.C. WAGNER and C.V. PARKS, "Impact of Burnable Poison Rods on PWR Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 83, 130-134, November 2000. (Best paper award from the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division).
  2. A. HAGHIGHAT and J.C. WAGNER, "Application of A 3MCNP TM to Radiation Shielding Problems," Proceedings of the International Conference on Monte Carlo for Radiation Physics, Particle Transport Simulation and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, October 23-26, 2000.
  3. C.V. PARKS, I.C. GAULD, J.C. WAGNER, B.L. BROADHEAD, M.D. DEHART, and D.D. EBERT, "Research Supporting Implementation of Burnup Credit in the Criticality Safety Assessment of Transport and Storage Casks," in U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting, Bethesda, Maryland, October 23-25, 2000.
  4. J.C. WAGNER , M.D. DEHART, and B.L. BROADHEAD, Investigation of Burnup Credit Modeling Issues Associated With BWR Fuel, ORNL/TM-1999/193, UT-Battelle, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2000.
  5. J.C. WAGNER and C.V. PARKS, Critical Review of the Practice of Equating the Reactivity of Spent Fuel to Fresh Fuel in Burnup Credit Criticality Safety Analyses for PWR Spent Fuel Pool Storage, NUREG/CR-6683 (ORNL/TM-1999/230), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., September 2000.
  6. A. HAGHIGHAT, G.E. SJODEN, and J.C. WAGNER, "Advanced 3-D Deterministic and Monte Carlo Codes for Simulation of Real-Life Complex Nuclear Systems," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 82, 221-223, June 2000.
  7. J.C. WAGNER and M.D. DEHART, "Investigation of BWR Depletion Calculations with SAS2H," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 82, 173-176, June 2000.
  8. J.C. WAGNER and M.D. DEHART, Review of Axial Burnup Distribution Considerations for Burnup Credit Calculations, ORNL/TM-1999/246, Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2000.
  9. C.V. PARKS, M.D. DEHART and J.C. WAGNER, Review and Prioritization of Technical Issues Related to Burnup Credit for LWR Fuel, NUREG/CR-6665 (ORNL/TM-1999/303), prepared for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., February 2000.

1999

  1. A. HAGHIGHAT, H. HIRUTA, B. PETROVIC, and J.C. WAGNER, "Performance of the Automated Adjoint Accelerated MCNP (A 3MCNP) for Simulation of a BWR Core Shroud Problem," Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics and Computation, Reactor Physics, and Environmental Analysis in Nuclear Applications, Madrid, Spain, September 27-30, 1999.

1998

  1. J.C. WAGNER and A. HAGHIGHAT, "Automatic Variance Reduction for Monte Carlo Shielding Calculations," 1998 ANS Radiation Protection and Shielding Division Topical Conference, Nashville, TN, April 19-23, 1998.
  2. J.C. WAGNER , J.W. GERDES, and A.J. BARATTA, "Comparison of Calculated and Measured Neutron and Gamma Radiation Environments at the Army Pulse Radiation Facility," 1998 ANS Radiation Protection and Shielding Division Topical Conference, Nashville, TN, April 19-23, 1998.
  3. J.C. WAGNER and A. HAGHIGHAT, "Automatic Variance Reduction of Monte Carlo Shielding Calculations Using the Discrete Ordinates Adjoint Function," Nucl. Sci. Eng. 128, 186-208 (1998).

1997

  1. J.C. WAGNER, Acceleration of Monte Carlo Shielding Calculations with an Automated Variance Reduction Technique and Parallel Processing, PhD Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University, Nuclear Engineering, 1997.
  2. J.C. WAGNER and A. HAGHIGHAT, "Automatic Variance Reduction for Monte Carlo Shielding Calculations with the Discrete Ordinates Adjoint Function," Joint Int. Conf. on Mathematical Methods and Supercomputing for Nuclear Applications, Saratoga Springs, October 6-10, 1997.
  3. J.C. WAGNER and A. HAGHIGHAT, "Monte Carlo PWR Cavity Dosimetry Calculations using an Automatic Variance Reduction Technique," invited, Joint Int. Conf. on Mathematical Methods and Supercomputing for Nuclear Applications, Saratoga Springs, October 6-10, 1997.
  4. B. PETROVIC, J.C. WAGNER and A. HAGHIGHAT, "Validation of Improved Synthesized 3-D S N and Monte Carlo Methods for Pressure Vessel Fast Neutron Fluence Calculations," Joint Int. Conf. on Mathematical Methods and Supercomputing for Nuclear Applications, Saratoga Springs, October 6-10, 1997.
  5. B. PETROVIC, A. HAGHIGHAT and J.C. WAGNER, "3-D Benchmark Problem Definition for PWR Pressure Vessel Neutron Transport Calculations," Joint Int. Conf. on Mathematical Methods and Supercomputing for Nuclear Applications, Saratoga Springs, October 6-10, 1997.

1996

  1. J.C. WAGNER and A. HAGHIGHAT, "Parallel MCNP Monte Carlo Transport Calculations with MPI," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 75, 338-339 (1996).
  2. J.C. WAGNER and A. HAGHIGHAT, "Acceleration of Monte Carlo Reactor Cavity Dosimetry Calculations with the Discrete Ordinates Adjoint Function," Ninth Intl. Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2-6, 1996.
  3. J.C. WAGNER , A.J. BARATTA, and J.W. GERDES, "Characterization of the Radiation Environment at the Army Pulse Radiation Facility with Monte Carlo," Ninth Intl. Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2-6, 1996.
  4. A. HAGHIGHAT, B.G. PETROVIC, J.C. WAGNER, H.L. HANSHAW, and M. MAHGEREFTEH, "Uncertainties in Transport Theory Pressure Vessel Neutron Fluence Calculations," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 74, 140-142 (1996).
  5. J.C. WAGNER and A. HAGHIGHAT, "Application of the Discrete Ordinates Adjoint Function to Accelerating Monte Carlo Reactor Cavity Dosimetry Calculations," 1996 Radiation Protection & Shielding Topical Meeting, No. Falmouth, MA, 1, 345-398 (Apr. 1996).
  6. A. HAGHIGHAT, H.L. HANSHAW, and J.C. WAGNER, "Multigroup Cross Section Generation by Adjoint Weighting and its Application to PV Dosimetry," 1996 Radiation Protection & Shielding Topical Meeting, No. Falmouth, MA, 1, 173-180 (Apr. 1996).
  7. J.C. WAGNER , A. HAGHIGHAT, and B.G. PETROVIC, "Monte Carlo Transport Calculations and Analysis for Reactor Pressure Vessel Neutron Fluence," Nucl. Technol. 114, 373-398 (1996).

1995

  1. J.C. WAGNER and A. HAGHIGHAT, "Deterministic Adjoint Functions for Biasing Monte Carlo Reactor Cavity Dosimetry Calculations," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 73, 432-434 (1995).
  2. H.L. HANSHAW, A. HAGHIGHAT, and J.C. WAGNER, "Multigroup Cross Section Generation with Spatial and Angular Adjoint Weighting," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 73, 175-177 (1995).
  3. J.C. WAGNER , A. HAGHIGHAT, B.G. PETROVIC, and H.L. HANSHAW, "Benchmarking of Synthesized 3-D Sn Transport Methods for Pressure Vessel Fluence Calculations with Monte Carlo," Int. Conf. on Mathematics and Computations, Reactor Physics, and Environmental Analysis, Portland, OR, 2, 1214-1222 (1995). (Best benchmark paper award)

1994

  1. J.C. WAGNER, Monte Carlo Transport Calculations and Analysis for Reactor Pressure Vessel Neutron Fluence," MS Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University, Nuclear Engineering, 1994.
  2. J.C. WAGNER , A. HAGHIGHAT, and B.G. PETROVIC, "Multigroup versus Continuous Energy MCNP for PWR Fluence Calculation," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 70, 378-380 (1994).
  3. J.C. WAGNER , A. HAGHIGHAT, and B.G. PETROVIC, "Comparison of Monte Carlo and Synthesized 3-D Deterministic Models for Reactor Cavity Dosimetry Calculations," Proceedings of the Eighth Int. Conf. Radiation Shielding, Arlington, TX, 714-720 (Apr. 1994).

1993

  1. J.C. WAGNER , E.L. REDMOND II, S.P. PALMTAG, and J.S. HENDRICKS, MCNP: Multigroup/Adjoint Capabilities, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, LA-12704 (1993).
  2. G.W. McKINNEY, J.C. WAGNER, and J.E. SISOLAK, "MCNP/KENO Criticality Comparison," Proceedings of the Topical Meeting on Physics and Methods in Criticality Safety, Nashville, Tennessee, September 19-23, American Nuclear Society, Order 700186, 207-209 (1993).
  3. J.C. WAGNER , A. HAGHIGHAT, and B.G. PETROVIC, "Investigation of Pressure Vessel Neutron Fluence Calculation with Monte Carlo," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 68, 446-448 (1993).

1992

  1. J.C. WAGNER , J.E. SISOLAK, and G.W. McKINNEY, MCNP: Criticality Safety Benchmark Problems, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, LA-12415 (1992).