WPRS Expert Group on Uncertainty Analysis in Modelling (EGUAM)

Scope

The Expert Group provides advice to the WPRS and the nuclear community on the scientific development needs (data and methods, validation experiments, scenario studies) of sensitivity and uncertainty methodology for modelling of different reactor systems and scenarios.

The main activity will be focused on uncertainties in modelling LWR transients. In this context the objectives will be:
To determine modelling uncertainties for reactor systems under steady-state and transient conditions, quantifying the impact of uncertainties for each type of calculation in the multi-physics analysis, i.e.:

  • Neutronics calculations;
  • Thermal hydraulics modelling;
  • Fuel behaviour.

  • For each of these types of calculation the major sources of uncertainty will be determined, arising from:
  • Data (e.g. nuclear data, geometry, materials).
  • Numerical methods.
  • Physical models.

  • To develop and test methods for combining the above sources of uncertainty for each type of calculation so as to yield uncertainty assessment for the coupled multi-physics analyses. Also, to develop a benchmark framework which combines information from available integral facility and NPP experimental data with analytical and numerical benchmarking:
  • where available, experimental data will be used to test the individual types of calculation as well coupled multi-physics simulations.
  • Recent/current activities

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    Related Benchmarks

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    Publications

    Workshops

    Meetings, workshops and conferences

    WPRS and associated Expert Group meetings are held approximately every twelve months. The 16th meeting of the WPRS (WPRS-16) and associated Expert Group meetings will take place during the week of February 18th 2019 at the OECD Headquarters, Boulogne-Billancourt, France. More about WPRS meetings.


    Contacts

    For more information, please contact wprs@oecd-nea.org.

    For more information on activities managed/supported by the NSC, please contact Tatiana Ivanova.

    Last reviewed: 7 December 2018

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