Home | Legals | Data Protection | Sitemap | KIT

The 2012 Frédéric Joliot / Otto Hahn Summer School on Nuclear Reactors, Physics, Fuels and Systems

Frederic Joliot & Otto Hahn Start-Bild

Aix-en-Provence, France
August 22 – 31, 2012

 

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

 

Innovative Modular Nuclear Reactors:
Concepts, Physics and
State-of-the-art Analysis Methods


FJOHSS 2012


Description

This 18th session of the Frédéric Joliot/Otto Hahn (FJOH) Summer School on “Nuclear Reactors Physics, Fuels, and Systems” will be held in Aix-en-Provence, France, from August 22 to August 31, 2012. This session is dedicated to innovative modular nuclear reactors. The course programme addresses reactor concepts, their motivation, as well as their perceived advantages and limitations. The various lectures will describe the specific features of these reactors, the main underlying physical phenomena, state-of-the-art core and fuel modelling, as well as relevant analysis methods.

The FJOH-2012 participants will learn about the relative merits of innovative modular reactors based on different coolant technologies, not only for electricity generation, but also for sea-water desalination, marine propulsion, district heating, high-temperature and other applications. Different lecturers on the same topic are expected to provide complementary perspectives.

This course 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, scientists, engineers and researchers. The venues of the FJOH 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.

Lecturers are invited from internationally leading universities, research and development laboratories, and industry. The lectures are at a post-doctoral level. They are intended for junior as well as experienced scientists and engineers engaged in the broad field of nuclear sciences, engineering and technologies.

The programme of each School session is defined by the International FJOH Scientific Board.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Nuclear Energy Division of CEA jointly organize the FJOH 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).

Aix-en-Provence

to top

Profile of the Summer School

The Frédéric Joliot / Otto Hahn Summer School pursues two objectives: On the one hand it addresses the needs and challenges of nuclear systems -- Reactor and fuel design and operation, evolutionary and innovative concepts, optimal solutions for the back-end of the fuel cycle, etc. On the other hand, the School aims at keeping scientists and engineers abreast of the latest developments in basic and applied nuclear sciences, so as to preserve the high standard of knowledge in reactor physics and reactor technology.

This international course is intended for junior as well as experienced scientists and engineers in R&D laboratories, nuclear industry and utilities. Postdocs are also encouraged to apply.

Lecturers are invited from internationally leading universities and industry. The School format encourages informal discussions and the exchange of knowledge between lecturers and participants.

The Frédéric Joliot / Otto Hahn Summer School is a continuation of the Frédéric Joliot Summer School founded by the Commissariat à l´Énergie Atomique in 1995 to promote knowledge in the field of reactor physics in Cadarache, France.

The Frédéric Joliot / Otto Hahn Summer School is jointly organized by the Nuclear Energy Division of the Commissariat à l´Énergie Atomique (CEA/DEN, France) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany).

Scientific Board Members

  Prof. Jan Blomgren

  INBEx - Sweden

  Dr. Ron Cameron

  OECD - International

  Prof. Francisco Fernandez

  CSN - Spain

  Prof. Michel Giot

  UCL - Belgium

  Prof. Waclaw Gudowski

  RIT - Sweden

  Dr. Kevin Hesketh

  NNL - UK

  Prof. Jan Leen Kloostermann   

  Univ. Delft - The Netherlands

  Dr. Rudy Konings

  JRC/ITU & Univ. Delft - Germany

  Dr. Alex Mueller

  CNRS - France

  Dr. Stefan Niessen

  AREVA - Germany

  Dr. Daniel Parrat

  CEA - France

  Prof. Horst-Michael Prasser

  ETHZ - Switzerland

  Prof. Piero Ravetto

  Politecnico di Torino - Italy

  Prof. Richard Sanchez

  CEA - France

  Dr. Martin Sonnenkalb

  GRS - Germany

  Prof. Vladimir Slugen

  Slovak Univ. of Tech. & ENS - Slovakia  

  Dr. Walter Tromm

  KIT - Germany

  Dr. Harri Tuomisto

  Fortum Power - Finland

  Dr. Luc Vanhoenacker

  Tractebel Eng. - GDF-Suez - Belgium

  Prof. David Weaver

  Univ. Birmingham - UK

  Prof. Frank-Peter Weiss

  GRS - Germany

Programme Outline

Topic 1 Motivation for Innovative Modular Reactors and Technical Challenges 4 h 
Topic 2 Modular Water-cooled Systems for Electricity Generation, Process Heat, Sea-water 10 h 
Topic 3 Gas-cooled Reactors for Power Production, Heat Generation, and High-temperature Applications 9 h 
Topic 4 Small, Flexible, Quasi-autonomous, Liquid-metal-cooled Power Sources 9 h 
Topic 5 Modular, Multi-mission, Liquid-fuel Reactors 4 h 
Seminar SMR Technical Merits and Challenges – A US Vision and Some Lessons Learned 2 h 
Technical visits CEA Cadarache R&D facilities   

Download