• 14 MAY - Dinner with Lucca's Historical Representation

  • MIKE MODRO - For the contribution to foster the BEPU approach in international environment

  • UPENDRA ROHATGI - For the pioneering contribution to the establishment of the BEPU approach

  • OSCAR MAZZANTINI - For BEPU safety application in licensing framework

  • FRANCESCO D'AURIA - For the contribution to the advancements in BEPU technology

  • NINE presented to GIANNI BRUNA - In recognition of his outstanding contribution to R&D in the fields of nuclear reactor physics and safety science

  • BEST STUDENT PAPER - NATHAN PORTER (North Carolina State University)

  • CTF Workshops Participants

Technical Program

PLENARY SESSIONS
  • BEPU Methodologies: Historical Remarks and Regulatory Requirements
    • BEPU what else?, M. Modro (NINE, Italy)
    • Historical perspectives of BEPU research, U. Rohatgi (BNL, USA)
    • BEPU Methodologies and requirements from the perspective of IAEA Safety Standard, G. Rzentkowski (IAEA, Austria)
    • Status of BEPU study in NRA and Japan, J. Kaneko (NRA-J, Japan)

  • BEPU Methodologies and Industrial Applications
    • Full BEPU Application for Chapter 15 of Atucha-2, O. Mazzantini (NASA, Argentina)
    • Uncertainty Evaluation in Decommissioning-related Tasks on Fukushima Daiichi Accident, S. Mizokami (TEPCO, Japan)
    • Realistic Large Break LOCA Methodology for Pressurized Water Reactors, L. Gerken (Framatome, USA)

  • BEPU Methodologies and V&V Process
    • Uncertainty in design and operation. How dealing with?, G. Bruna (IRSN, France)
    • Application of BEPU methodologies in V&V process, K.Y. Choi (KAERI, South Korea)

  • BEPU in Thermal-Hydraulics: Current issues, Challenges and Future Perspectives
    • BEPU Status and Perspectives, F. D’Auria (UNIPI, Italy)
    • BEPU methods using CFD codes -Progress made within OECD-WGAMA CFD activities, D. Bestion (CEA, France)

  • Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Simulation Tools
    • NEA activities to support uncertainty quantification, validation and verification for nuclear systems modeling, J. Gulliford (OECD/NEA)
    • CASL: Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors – Experiences in Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Simulation Tool Development, D. Kropaczek (NCSU, USA)
PANEL DISCUSSION SESSIONS
  • Are Best Estimate Methodologies also Best-Efforts?
      A. Petruzzi (NINE, Italy)
      C. Frepoli (FPoliSolutions, USA)
      J. Le Pallec (CEA, France)

  • Methodologies for Uncertainty Evaluation of BE Results: Advantages and Disadvantages of different Approaches
      T. Kozlowski (University of Illinois, USA)
      J. Hou (NCSU, USA)
      H. Glaeser (Consultant, Germany)
      A. Petruzzi (NINE, Italy)
      E. Ivanov (IRSN, France)

  • Interrelations between Thermal-hydraulics, Reactor Physics and Fuel Behavior modelling in BEPU methodology
      N. Dinh (NCSU, USA)
      K. Ivanov (NCSU, USA)
      A. Bouloré (CEA, France)
      K. Velkov (GRS, Germany)
      M. Avramova (NCSU, USA)
      E. Royer (CEA, France)
      C. Schneidesch (TRACTEBEL, Belgium)

  • Margin Management: Intersection of I&C and Safety Analysis
      S. Cetiner (ORNL, USA)
      M. Cherubini (NINE, Italy)
      T. Quinn (Technology Resources, USA)
      S. Croft (ORNL, USA)
      J.P. Hudelot (CEA, France)

  • International Program Findings and Recommendations for BEPU
      M. Avramova (NCSU, USA)
      E. Royer (CEA, France)
      F. Reventos (UPC, Spain)
      M. Krause (IAEA, Austria)
      G. Rimpault (CEA, France)
      D. Novog (McMaster University, Canada)

  • BEPU – role of a phenomenological validation and integral experiments for maturing the predictive simulations
      E. Ivanov (IRSN, France)
      B. Rearden (ORNL, USA)
      A. Bouloré (CEA, France)
      K. Velkov (GRS, Germany)
CONFERENCE SESSIONS & KEYNOTES
  • A.    BEPU METHODOLOGY: TECHNICAL
           AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
    • A1. Licensing and Regulatory Requirements for BEPU
    • Keynote: Licensing and Regulatory Requirements for Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty (BEPU) Applications – An USNRC Perspective, M. Panicker (USNRC, USA)
    • A2. V&V and BEPU
    • Keynote: The role of Verification & Validation Process In Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty Methodology Development, J. Zhang (TRACTEBEL, Belgium)
    • A3. Scaling Issue and BEPU
    • Keynote: Scaling Analysis and relation to EMDAP and BEPU, M. Dzodzo (Westinghouse, USA)

      Keynote: Considerations on Phenomena Scaling for BEPU, H. Nakamura (JAEA, Japan)
    • A4. Experimental Measurement Uncertainties and BEPU
    • Keynote: The importance of experimental uncertainty in the BEPU approach, M. Hursin (PSI, Switzerland)

  • B.    BEPU METHODOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT
    • B1. Statistical Methods for Uncertainty Analysis
    • Keynote: Data Management, Statistics and Trends in Deploying BEPU Industry Applications, C. Frepoli (FPoliSolutions, USA)
    • B2. Bayesian Methods for Uncertainty Analysis
    • Keynote: Bayesian prespective in BEPU licensing analysis, R. Mendizábal (CSN, Spain)
    • B3. Hybrid Methods for Uncertainty Analysis
    • Keynote: Operating Nuclear Plant Dynamics: Examination of BEPU-type input uncertainties stemming from plant operations, D. Novog (McMaster University, Canada)
    • B4. Sensitivity Methods as supporting tools for Uncertainty Analysis
    • Keynote: Sensitivity analysis of model outputs: methods and issues for the BEPU methodology, B. Iooss (EdF, France)

  • C.    BEPU FOR MULTIPHYSICS AND MULTISCALE APPLICATIONS
    • C1. Thermal-Hydraulics (including I&C systems) and Reactor Physics
    • Keynote: Combining Verification & Validation with Uncertainty Analysis for reactor thermal-hydraulic industrial applications, E. Royer (CEA, France)
    • C2. Reactor Physics and Fuel Behavior
    • C3. Thermal-Hydraulics, Reactor Physics and Fuel Behavior
    • Keynote: Consideration of uncertainty propagation in coupled code systems, D. Aumiller (BETTIS, USA)
    • C4. BEPU and Distributed Computing for MP
    • C5. Role of CFD and/or of Structural Mechanics for MP BEPU
    • Keynote: High Resolution Experiments for CFD Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, Y. Hassan (TAMU, USA)
    • C6. BEPU Challenges for MP Applications including Numerical Issues
    • C7. Best-Estimate and Uncertainty Evaluation for Design Extension Condition (DEC) including Severe Accidents
    • Keynote: Historical Overview of Severe Accident Analysis and the Need for Uncertainty Quantification, L. Herranz (CIEMAT, Spain)

  • D.    BEPU APPLICATIONS IN SAFETY ANALYSIS
           AND LICENSING FRAMEWORK
    • D1. Light Water Reactors (PWR, WWER and BWR)
    • Keynote: Role and importance of BEPU Safety Analysis in Licensing of LWRs, J. Misak (NRI, Czech Republic)
    • D2. Heavy Water Reactors (CANDU, PHWR)
    • Keynote: Application of BEAU Methodology for the Loss of Flow (LOF) Event in the Darlington NPP, Y. Parlatan (OPG, Canada)
    • D3. Small Modular Reactors

  • E.    OTHER BEPU APPLICATION RESULTS
    • E1. BEPU Applications for Passive System Applications
    • E2. BEPU Applications for GEN-IV and Other New Designs
    • Keynote: Thermalhydraulic Approaches and Needs for Advanced Water-cooled, High-Temperature Gas-cooled, and Molten Salt Reactors, M. Krause (IAEA, Austria)
    • E3. BEPU Applications for Spent Fuel
    • Keynote: From a conservative approache to a BEPU implementation for spent nuclear fuel characterisation and safety assessment from the perspective of geological disposal, S. Caruso (NAGRA, Switzerland)
    • E4. BEPU Applications for Research Reactor Safety Analysis
    • E5. BEPU Applications for Simulator Applications
    • E6. BEPU Applications for Single Physics - Thermal-hydraulics
    • E7. BEPU Applications for Single Physics - Reactor Physics
    • Keynote: Reactor Simulations with Nuclear Data Uncertainties, W. Zwermann (GRS, Germany)
    • E8. BEPU Applications for Single Physics - Fuel Performance
    • Keynote-A: Bayesian inverse uncertainty quantification for fuel performance modelling, G. Robertson (Westinghouse Electric, Sweden)
      Keynote-B: Importance of uncertainty quantification in nuclear fuel behavior modelling and simulation, A. Bouloré (CEA, France)

  • F.    RECOMMENDATIONS AND FINDINGS FOR
           DEVELOPING FUTURE BEPU METHODOLOGIES
    • F1. International Program Findings and Recommendations for BEPU
    • Keynote: Results and Recommendations of International OECD/CSNI BEPU Programmes, H. Glaeser (Consultant, Germany)
    • F2. Methodologies for Uncertainty Quantification in Non-Nuclear Disciplines
    • F3. Requirements for BEPU from Multi-physics and Multi-scale Simulation Tools

 

 

 




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