Special Session on Versatile Test Reactor (VTR)

The Department of Energy started the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Program in 2018 to provide leading edge capability for accelerated testing and qualification of advanced fuels and materials enabling the U.S. to regain and sustain technology leadership in the area of advanced reactor systems. This special session will include an overview, digital engineering effort, and research projects on VTR.

Date: Thursday August 8, 2019

Chairs: Mike Mayfield, formerly at USNRC and Adeola Adedrain, Bechtel

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.


1. Versatile Test Reactor Overview
Eric Loewen, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

2. Digitial Engineering Application on the Versatile Test Reactor
Christopher Ritter, Idaho National Laboratory

3. Integrated Approach to Design and Construction of a Nuclear Facility Using Building Information Modeling
Alexis McCarn, Jamie Gachie, Jay Parmar, Kevin Han, Abhinav Gupta, North Carolina State University

4. Performance Monitoring of Modular Construction Through a Virtually Connected Project Site and Off-Site Manufacturing Facilities
Kevin Han & Abhinav Gupta, North Carolina State University