OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
International Workshop on

Structural Materials for
Innovative Nuclear Systems

Hosted by
KAERI, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
31 Aug. – 3 Sep. 2010

 

Proceedings NEW

Presentations NEW

Introduction

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is organising the Second International Workshop on Structural Materials for Innovative Nuclear Systems (SMINS-2). The workshop was held in Daejeon, Korea, from 31 August to 3 September 2010, hosted by the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), and co-sponsored by the European Commission (EC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Background

Materials research is a field of growing relevance for innovative nuclear systems, such as Generation IV reactors, critical and sub-critical transmutation systems and fusion devices. For these different systems, structural materials are selected or developed taking into account the specificities of their foreseen operational environment. However, material development projects requiring both cross-cutting research programmes and advanced experimental/simulation facilities so as to characterise and evaluate the performance of the selected materials.
This workshop aims at stimulating an exchange of information on current materials research programmes for different innovative nuclear systems with a view to identifying and developing potential synergies.

Scope

The workshop covered fundamental studies, modelling and experiments on innovative structure materials including cladding materials for the range of advanced nuclear systems such as thermal/fast systems, sub-critical systems, as well as fusion systems.
Four topics are suggested:

  1. Fundamental studies
  2. Metallic materials
  3. Ceramic materials
  4. Novel materials pathways

Fundamental studies should focus on multi-scale modelling, link between scales, numerical methods, limitation of displacement per atom (DPA) assessment, radiation damage, etc.

Metallic and ceramic materials include in- and out-core applications taking into account the scopes of: data availability and gaps (considering also licensing issues); experimental and modelling needs for specific components or degradation modes; link between R&D, standardisation and experimental protocols; coolant effects and mechanical properties; etc.

Novel materials pathways comprise nano-grained materials, grain boundary engineered materials, nano-precipitation strengthened materials and micro-laminates among other topics.

It is noted that fuel-cladding interaction is not be covered in this edition of the workshop.

Programme

Plenary lectures on the following subjects were organised:

  • Summary of international design needs for advanced reactors (normal operation/ transients and materials data needs for licensing)
  • Candidate cladding and duct materials: data needs and technology levels
  • Novel material pathways (e.g. nanostructures, optimised grain boundaries)
  • Perspectives on modelling materials far from equilibrium
  • Perspectives on fuel development for advanced reactors

Technical sessions were organised according to the four topics above mentioned.

Summary session covered critical experiments, modelling needs and round robin opportunities.

A poster session was organised on the second day (1 September 2010), covering all technical subjects.

Technical tour

Technical tours of the following facilities was organised:

HANARO Research Reactor, KAERI, Daejeon (Thursday, 2 September 2010): HANARO (High-flux Advanced Neutron Application Reactor) is a high performance multipurpose research reactor based on its experience in the operation of previous reactors and accumulated nuclear technology. It is one of the largest scale national research facilities, in which nuclear technology of KAERI is crystallized to meet the future demand for various scientific and engineering researches. The visit will take one and half hour. More information is available at: http://hanaro.kaeri.re.kr/english/ and http://www.kaeri.re.kr/english/.

090923 두산중공업_영문 두줄 1.jpgDoosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., Changwon Plant (Friday, 3 September 2010): Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., (DHIC) is a major player in the nuclear power plant business as a leading supplier of Korean nuclear equipments (including reactor vessels, steam generators, pressurisers and primary piping etc.). Changwon plant is the Mecca of Korean machine industry. On its 1,100 acres of land, there are fifteen large factories and research centres including the nuclear, turbine and generator shops. The visit will take one day. More information is available at: http://www.doosanheavy.com/eng/ and brochure.

To attend technical tours, please register by sending the completed registration form to local organiser (smins2@kaeri.re.kr or jypark@kaeri.re.kr) no later than 15 August 2010.

Workshop officials and advisory committees

Workshop Honourable Chair : Myung-Seung YANG (President of KAERI, Korea)

Organising Committee

Chair: Jun-Hwa HONG (KAERI, Korea)

Rachid CHAOUADI (SCKCEN, Belgium)

Fanny BALBAUD (CEA, France)

Jean-Pierre CHEVALIER (CNRS, France)

Philippe DUBUISSON (CEA, France)

Concetta FAZIO (FZK, Germany)

Pietro AGOSTINI (ENEA, Italy)

Tai ASAYAMA (JAEA, Japan)

Kiyoyuki SHIBA (JAEA, Japan)

Ji-Yeon PARK (KAERI, Korea)

Marta SERRANO (CIEMAT, Spain)

Yong DAI (PSI, Switzerland)

Manuel A. POUCHON (PSI, Switzerland)

Todd ALLEN (U. Wisconsin, USA)

Jeremy BUSBY (ORNL, USA)

Stuart MALOY (LANL, USA)

Kemal PASAMEHMETOGLU (INL, USA)

Marius STAN (LANL, USA)

Mychailo TOLOCZKO (PNL, USA)

Scientific Advisory Committee

Chair: Todd ALLEN (U. Wisconsin, USA)

Georges VAN GOETHEM (EC)

Victor INOZEMTSEV (IAEA)

Philippe BILLOT (CEA, France)

Helene BURLET (CEA, France)

Pascal YVON (CEA, France)

Concetta FAZIO (FZK, Germany)

Akos HORVATH (AEKI, Hungary)

Tai ASAYAMA (JAEA, Japan)

Akihiko KIMURA (U. Kyoto, Japan)

Akira KOHYAMA (Muroran Inst. Tech., Japan)

Kiyoyuki SHIBA (JAEA, Japan)

Il Soon HWANG (SNU, Korea)

Changheui JANG (KAIST, Korea)

Ki Jung JUNG (NFRI, Korea)

Whung-Whoe KIM (KAERI, Korea)

Ji-Yeon PARK (KAERI, Korea)

Dolores G. BRICENO (CIEMAT, Spain)

Janne WALLENIUS (KTH, Sweden)

Wolfgang HOFFELNER (PSI, Switzerland)

Derek BUCKTHORPE (AMEC, UK)

Barry J. MARSDEN (U. Manchester, UK)

William R. CORWIN (ORNL, USA)

Stuart MALOY (LANL, USA)

Lance L. SNEAD (ORNL, USA)

Richard N. WRIGHT (INL, USA)

Steven J. ZINKLE (ORNL, USA)

Local Advisory Committee

Chair: Ha Bang KIM (Chair, Doosan)

Byung-Oke CHO (KHNP)

Moo Hyun CHO (POSTECH)

Hansub CHUNG (KEPRI)

Kyung-Tae HONG (KIST)

Tae-Eun JIN (KOPEC)

Jeong-Tae KIM (Doosan)

Sung-Joon KIM (KIMS)

Myeun KWON (NFRI)

Jong Ryul PARK (KNF)

Woo-Seog RYU (KAERI)

Myung-Ho SONG (KINS)

Chang Kyung SUNG (KETEP)

Dong Wook JERNG (NRF)

Local Organising Committee

Co-Chairs: Whung-Whoe KIM (KAERI) and Changheui JANG (KAIST)

Se-Hwan CHI (KAERI)

Seong-Sik HWANG (KAERI)

Jinsung JANG (KAERI)

Sung Ho KIM (KAERI)

Jun Hyun KWON (KAERI)

Hong-June PARK (NRF)

Ji Yeon PARK (KAERI)

Seog Hyeon RYU (Doosan)

Chan Sun SHIN (KAERI)

In Ken YU (NFRI)

All correspondence with regard to the meeting should be addressed to the workshop Secretariat:

Dr. Yong-Joon Choi
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
Le Seine Saint-Germain
12 boulevard des Îles
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux,
France
E-mail: yongjoon.choi@oecd.org

Dr. Ji-Yeon Park
Korea Atoimic Energy Research Institute,
Daedeok-daero 1045, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon,
Korea
Email : jypark@kaeri.re.kr or smins2@kaeri.re.kr

Last reviewed: 8 September 2010