THICKET-2008

Seminar on the Transfer of Knowledge Gained through CSNI Activities in the Field of Thermal-hydraulics

Pisa, Italy
5-9 May 2008


Programme

Monday, 5 May 2008

09:00-09:15 Registration

Session I: Introduction

09:15-09:30 Presentation on CSNI Activities and Introduction to the Seminar (Paper 1) -
W. van Doesburg

Session II: Historical Perspective

09:30-10:30 Historical Perspective on the Role and the Achievements of CSNI in the Field of Thermal-hydraulics (Paper 2) - M. Réocreux

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Session III (1/2): System Code Evaluation and Application, Modelling Scaling, and Validation Matrices

11:00-12:00 CSNI Separate Effects Test Facility Matrices for Validation of Best Estimate Thermal-Hydraulic Computer Codes (Paper 3) - N. Aksan

12:00-13:00 CSNI Integral Test Facility Matrices for Validation of Best Estimate Thermal-Hydraulic Computer Codes (Paper 4) - H. Glaeser

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:00 The VVER Code Validation Matrix and VVER Specificities (Paper 5) - I. Tóth

15:00-16:00 System Code Models and Capabilities (Paper 6) - D. Bestion

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:30 Nuclear Power Plant Simulators: Goals and Evolution (Paper 7) - J. Miettinen

17:30-18:00 Discussion Session II & III (1/2)

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Session III (2/2): System Code Evaluation and Application, Modelling Scaling, and Validation Matrices

09:00-10:00 Scaling of Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena and System Code Assessment
(Paper 8) - K. Wolfert

10:00-11:00 User Effect on Code Application and Qualification Needs (Paper 9) - F. D'Auria

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Session IX (1/2): Modelling Fuel Behaviour and its Interaction with Thermal-hydraulics

11:30-12:30 Modelling Fuel Behaviour and its Interaction with Thermal-hydraulics (Paper 10) - C. Vitanza / W. van Doesburg

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break

Session IV: CSNI Follow-up on Experimental Programmes

14:00-15:00 Instrumentation (Paper 11) - K. Umminger

15:00 - 16:00 Critical Review of SETF Data Used for Code Assessment (Paper 12) - N. Aksan

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

Session V (1/2): International Standard Problems Goals and Outcomes

16:30-17:30 The CSNI ISP Programme: Overall Presentation on Objectives and Rationale, and Lessons Learnt (Paper 13) - M. Réocreux

17:30-18:00 Discussion session III & IV

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Session V (2/2): International Standard Problems Goals and Outcomes

09:00-10:00 SBLOCA Transient Scenarios (Paper 14) - N. Aksan

10:00-11:00 A Few Examples Addressing Specific Reactor Safety Problems (Paper 15) - M. Reocreux

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Session VI: Best Estimates in System Code Applications and Uncertainty Evaluation

11:30-12:30 Background and Qualification of Uncertainty Methods (Paper 16) - F. D'Auria

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:00 Results from the Application of Uncertainty Methods in the CSNI Uncertainty Methods Study (UMS) (Paper 17) - H. Glaeser

15:00-16:00 Needs and Benefits for Industry in Applying Best Estimate Analysis Methods (Paper 18) - N. Fil

15:00-16:00 Major results of the OECD BEMUSE (Best Estimate Methods, Uncertainty and Sensitivity Evaluation) Programme (Paper 19) - F. Reventos

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:30 Discussion session V, VI

20:00 Official Dinner

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Session VIII: Containment Phenomena Modelling and Assessment

09:00-10:00 Containment International Standard Problems and State-of-the-Art Reports (Paper 20) - H.J. Allelein

10:00-11:00 Hydrogen issues in Containment in DBA Conditions (Paper 21) - H.J. Allelein

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Session IX (2/2): Modelling Fuel Behaviour and its Interaction with Thermal-hydraulics

11:30-12:30 Safety Limits, With Particular Reference to High Burn-Up (Paper 22) - C. Vitanza / W. van Doesburg

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

Session X (1/2): Coupling of System Codes with Neutronics, Structural Mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics

14:00-15:00 NEA Benchmarks (including Reactivity Initiated Accidents) (Paper 23) - F. D'Auria

15:00 - 16:00 Fundamentals of 3-D Neutron Kinetics and Current Status (Paper 24) - J.M. Aragonés

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:30 Basis for Coupled 3-D Neutronics-Thermal-Hydraulics (Paper 25) - J.M. Aragonés

17:30-18:00 Discussion session VIII, IX and X

Friday, 9 May 2008

Session X (2/2): Coupling of System Codes with Neutronics, Structural Mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics

09:00-10:00 The BWR Stability Issue (Paper 26) - F. D'Auria

10:00-11:00 Evaluation of Boron Mixing and Depletion effects (Paper 27) - O. Sandervag

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Role of CFD Codes and Bases for their Use in Nuclear Reactor Technology (Paper 28)
- D. Bestion

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:00 Pressurised Thermal Shock (Paper 29) - C. Boyd

15:00-15:30 Discussion session X

Session XI: Current Development and Trends

15:30-16:30 Current Development and Trends (Paper 30) - I. Toth

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

17:00-17:30 Evaluation of the seminar


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