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The 2011 Frédéric Joliot & Otto Hahn Summer School
on Nuclear Reactors, Physics, Fuels, and Systems

Frédéric Joliot and Otto Hahn
Frédéric Joliot and Otto Hahn

Karlsruhe, Germany
August 24 – September 2, 2011

jointly organized by the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (France)
and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

 

High-fidelity Modelling for Nuclear Reactors: Challenges and Prospects

 

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Description

This 17th session of the Frédéric Joliot/Otto Hahn (FJ/OH) Summer School on “Nuclear Reactors Physics, Fuels, and Systems” will be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, from August 24 to September 2, 2011. This represents the continuation of the Frédéric Joliot Summer Schools on «Modern Reactor Physics and the Modelling of Complex Systems», which was created by CEA in 1995 to promote knowledge in the field of reactor physics, in a broad sense, and the international exchange of teachers, young scientists and researchers. The venues of the FJ/OH School sessions alternate between Karlsruhe and Aix-en-Provence.

Beginning in 2004, the scope of the School was extended to include scientific issues related to nuclear fuels.

The School’s aim is to address the challenges of reactor design and optimal fuel cycles, and to broaden the understanding of theory and experiments.

This year’s session is devoted to high-fidelity modelling for nuclear reactors: Challenges and Prospects.
It includes lectures on perspectives and challenges in advanced modelling, state of the art in thermal hydraulics for reactor application, two phase flow modelling and simulations, core physics modelling capabilities (Monte Carlo and deterministic), multi-physics and uncertainty analysis as well as fuel and material multi-scale simulations and validation.

Lecturers are invited from internationally leading universities, research and development laboratories, and industry. The lectures are primarily intended for post-doctoral scientists and engineers engaged in the broad field of nuclear sciences, engineering and technologies.

The programme of each School sessions is elaborated by the International FJOH Scientific Board (see below).

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Nuclear Energy Division of CEA jointly organize the FJ/OH Summer School.

The School is sponsored by the CEA Nuclear Energy Division (DEN), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the French Institute for Education and Training in Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN).

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Scientific Board members

 

 Name  Organisation  City  Country
 Prof. Michel Beauvy
 Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique  Cadarache  France
 Prof. Rakesh Chawla
 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne  Lausanne  Switzerland
 Dr. Wolfgang Dams
 AREVA NP GmbH  Offenbach  Germany
 Dr. Jean-Michel Delbecq
 Electricité de France  Clamart  France
 Dr. Phillip Fink
 Idaho National Laboratory  Idaho Falls  USA
 Prof. Michel Giot
 Université Catholique de Louvain  Louvain-la-Neuve  Belgium
 Prof. Anthony Goddard
 Imperial College  London  UK
 Prof. Waclaw Gudowski
 Royal Institute of Technology  Stockholm  Sweden
 Dr. Didier Haas
 European Commission, Joint Research Centre  Brussels  Belgium
 Dr. Kevin Hesketh
 British Nuclear Fuels Plc.  Springfields  UK
 Prof. Jan Leen Kloostermann
 Delft University  Delft  The Netherlands
 Dr. Joachim Knebel
 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  Karlsruhe  Germany
 Prof. William Martin
 University of Michigan  Ann Arbor  USA
 Prof. Alex Mueller
 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, IN2P3  Orsay  France
 Prof. Yoshiaki Oka
 University of Tokyo  Tokyo  Japan
 Prof. Piero Ravetto
 Politecnico di Torino  Torino  Italy
 Dr. Daniel Rippert
 CEA, Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires  Cadarache  France
 Prof. Richard Sanchez
 Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique  Saclay  France
 Dr. Anselm Schaefer
 ISaR Institute for Safety and Reliability GmbH  Garching  Germany
 Prof. David Weaver
 The University of Birmingham  Birmingham  UK
 Prof. Frank-Peter Weiss
 Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS)  Garching  Germany

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Programme outline

1.

Introduction

 

 

1.1

Perspectives and challenges in advanced modelling: State of the art, progress in design, operation, safety margins (Turinsky, NCSU)

2h 

 

2.

Mechanics

 

 

2.1

Thermal-hydraulics

 

 

2.1.1 

Thermal-hydraulics for reactor applications and current state of the art codes (Giot, Univ. Louvain)

3h

 

2.1.2

Two-phase flow modelling and simulation (Wörner, KIT)

2h

 

2.2

Structural mechanics

 

 

2.2.1

In-vessel components and fluid-structure interactions (Collard, CEA)

3h

 

2.2.2

Plant and seismic aspects (Voldoire, EdF)

2h

 

3.

Neutronics & Core Physics

 

 

3.1

Introduction and current code capabilities (Ravetto, Politecnico de Torino)

2h

 

3.2

Monte Carlo methods

 

 

3.2.1

State-of-the art and advanced features (Leppänen, VTT)

2h

 

3.2.2

Whole core simulation and advanced applications (Hogenbirk, NRG)

2h

 

3.3

Deterministic Methods

 

 

3.3.1

Fundamentals, progress and limitations (Larsen, Univ. Michigan)

2h

 

3.3.2

Time-dependent methods and transient analyses (Mund, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles)

2h

 

4.

Fuels and materials

 

 

4.1

Radiation damage simulations & requirements for structural materials

 

 

4.1.1

Introduction and current modelling capabilities (Vladimirov, KIT)

2h

 

4.1.2

Multi-scale modelling (Becquart, Univ. de Lille)

3h

 

4.2

Fuel behaviour modelling

 

 

4.2.1

Fuel performance modelling: current approach and model capabilities (Van Uffelen, ITU)

2h

 

4.2.2

Multi-scale modelling of fuels – From the atom to the mesoscopic scale (Bertolus, CEA)

3h

 

5.

Multi physics and uncertainty analysis

 

 

5.1

From best-estimate tools to direct coupling approaches (Ivanov, KIT)

2h

 

5.2

Advanced multi-physics using HPC capabilities (Downar, Univ. Michigan)

2h

 

5.3

Sensitivity and evaluation for neutronics-thermohydraulics coupled solutions (Macián-Juan, TUM)

2h

 

 

Seminar on the use of HPCs for applications other than reactors:

The challenges of weather forecasting (Kottmeier, KIT)

2h

 

 

Technical Visit: AREVA LWR experimental facilities at Karlstein

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Lecturers

Topic 1

 

 

Prof. Dr. P. Turinsky (North Carolina State University, USA)

   

Topic 2

2.1.1

Prof. Dr. M. Giot (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

2.1.2

Dr. M. Wörner (KIT, Germany)

2.2.1

Dr. B. Collard (CEA, France)

2.2.2

Dr. F. Voldoire (EDF, France)

   

Topic 3

3.1

Dr. P. Ravetto (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

3.2.1

Dr. J. Leppänen (VTT, Finland)

3.2.2

Dr. A. Hogenbirk (Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group, NRG, Netherlands)

3.3.1

Prof. Dr. E. Larsen (University of Michigan, USA)

3.3.2

Prof. Dr. E. Mund (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

   

Topic 4

4.1.1

Dr. P. Vladimirov (KIT Campus Nord, Germany)

4.1.2

Ms Dr. C. Becquart (Université de Lille, France)

4.2.1

Dr. P. Van Uffelen (ITU, Germany)

4.2.2

Ms Dr. M. Bertolus (CEA Cadarache, France)

   

Topic 5

5.1

Prof. Dr. K. Ivanov (KIT Campus Nord, Germany)

5.2

Prof. Dr. T. Downar (University of Michigan, USA)

5.3

Prof. Dr. R. Macián-Juan (Technische Universität München, Germany)

   

Seminar

 

 

Prof. Dr. Ch. Kottmeier (KIT Campus Nord, Germany)

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Coordination

Honorary Directors

Professor Dr. D. G. Cacuci

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology CS, Karlsruhe/Germany

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Professor Dr. M. Salvatores

Research Director, Scientific Advisor

Nuclear Energy Division

DEN/DIR, CEA/Cadarache, France

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Executive Bureau

For Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Director: Professor Dr. R. Stieglitz

INR and IFRT, Head

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 721 6082 2550

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For Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique

Director: Dr. R. Jacqmin

Research Director

DEN/DER, CEA/Cadarache, France

Phone: +33 (0) 4 4225 3136

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Co-Director: Dr. A. Möslang

Research Director

KIT CN, Germany

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Co-Director: Dr. C. Valot

DEN/DEC, CEA/Cadarache, France

Phone: +33 (0) 4 4225 2137

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Co-Director: Dr. H. Safa

DEN/DS, CEA/Saclay, France

Phone: +33 (0) 1 6908 9955

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Scientific Secretariat

Dr. U. Fischer

KIT CN

Phone: +49 (0) 721 6082 3407

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Dr. D. Paul

DEN/DEC, CEA/Cadarache

Phone: +33 (0) 4 4225 3016

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Dr. V. H. Sánchez Espinoza

KIT CN

Phone: +49 (0) 721 6082 2283

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Dr. C. Vaglio-Gaudard

DEN/DER, CEA/Cadarache

Phone: +33 (0) 4 4225 2251

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Secretariat

Ms I. Schwartz

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology (INR)

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Germany

phone: +49 (0) 721 6082 2552

Fax: +49 (0) 721 6082 3718

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FJOH Secretariat

CEA/Cadarache

C2A – Bât. 155

13108 Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance

France

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Information 1

The application form can be filled out online at:

http://www.fjohss.eu

Should there be any problem with the on-line registration, please contact

Ms I. Schwartz
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, INR
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 721 6082 2552
Fax: +49 (0) 721 6082 3718
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Deadline for application: May 2, 2011

Registration fees: EUR 1700

Information for payment of the fees will be provided upon review of applications.

All applicants are required to provide a short curriculum vitae, which will be used for selection purposes.

A limited number of fellowships will be available for qualified candidates. The fellowship covers the amount of EUR 1000, which leaves the remaining amount of EUR 700 to be financed by your organization. Requests should be motivated.

The FJOH School considers that the 2011 programme corresponds approximately to
3-4 ECTS credits of post graduate-level course work in Nuclear Engineering.

Selection by the FJOH School Organizers is final.

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Information 2

  • Venue

The School will be held at the Akademie Hotel Karlsruhe,

about 4 km from downtown Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Partial participations are not accepted.

Karlsruhe

 

  • Registration fees

The fees cover: lectures, class notes, excursions, meals and lodging at the “Akademie Hotel Karlsruhe”.
The fees do not cover travel expenses.
The school will start on August 23, 2011, 7:00 pm with a get-together-dinner at the “Akademie Hotel Karlsruhe” and will end on September 2, 2011, 1:00 pm.

 

  • Application deadline: May 2, 2011

For questions, please contact
Ms I. Schwartz
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, INR
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 721 6082 2552
Fax: +49 (0) 721 6082 3718
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  • For more information, please visit our web site:

http://www.fjohss.eu