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:Fuel performance aspects include:
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 Scientific Issues of the Fuel Cycle (WPFC), the Working Party on Multi-scale Modelling of Fuels and Structural Materials for Nuclear Systems (WPMM) and other relevant NSC working parties.
WPRS and associated Expert Group meetings are held approximately every twelve months. The last meetings were held in February 2016. For more information, please contact the .
|Chair||Kevin W. Hesketh (U.K.)|
|Members||All NEA member countries|
|Full participant||European Commission (under the NEA Statute)|
|Observer (international organisation)||International Atomic Energy Agency (by agreement)|
For more information on WPRS, please contact .
For more information on activities managed/supported by the NSC, please contact .
Last reviewed: 22 September 2016