Under the guidance of the Nuclear Science Committee, the Working Party on Scientific Issues of Reactor Systems (WPRS) studies the reactor physics, fuel performance, and radiation transport and shielding in present and future nuclear power systems. The Working Party also studies the uncertainties associated with modelling of these phenomena, particularly the modelling of reactor transient events.
The WPRS's objective is to provide member countries with up-to-date information to preserve knowledge on and develop consensus in the following areas:
The WPRS liaises closely with other NEA working groups, especially those operating under the guidance of the Nuclear Development Committee (NDC) and the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) in order to ensure the respective work programmes are complementary and to provide advice and support where required and undertake common work where appropriate. Particularly close working relationships are maintained with the Working Party on the Scientific Issues in Fuel Cycle (WPFC).
WPRS and associated Expert Group meetings are held approximately every twelve months. The ninth meeting of the WPRS (WPRS-09) and associated Expert Group meetings took place on 13-17, February 2012 at the OECD Headquarters, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. More about WPRS meetings.
|Chair||Kevin W. Hesketh (U.K.)|
|Members||All NEA member countries|
|Participation in the work||European Commission (under NEA Statute)|
|International Atomic Energy Agency (by agreement)|
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Last reviewed: 26 March 2012