Technical Program

PLENARY SESSIONS
  • BEPU Methodologies: Technical, Licensing, and Regulatory Requirements
  • BEPU Methodologies and V&V Process
  • BEPU in Thermal-Hydraulics: Current issues, Challenges and Future Perspectives
  • BEPU in Reactor Physics: Current issues, Challenges and Future Perspectives
  • BEPU in Fuel Behavior Analysis: Current issues, Challenges and Future Perspectives
  • Multi-physics and Multi-scale Simulation Tools: are the “Traditional” BEPU Methodologies enough?

 

PANEL DISCUSSION SESSIONS
  • Are Best Estimate Methodologies also Best-Efforts?
  • Methodologies for Uncertainty Evaluation of BE Results: Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Role of I&C in BEPU Simulations
  • Interrelations between Thermal-hydraulics, Reactor Physics and Fuel Behavior modelling in BEPU methodology
  • International Program Findings and Recommendations for BEPU
  • Methodologies for Uncertainty Quantification in Non-Nuclear Disciplines
CONFERENCE SESSIONS
  • A.    BEPU METHODOLOGY: TECHNICAL
           AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
    • A1. Licensing and Regulatory Requirements for BEPU
    • A2. V&V and BEPU
    • A3. Scaling Issue and BEPU
    • A4. Experimental Measurement Uncertainties and BEPU

  • B.    METHODOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT
    • B1. Statistical Methods for Uncertainty Analysis
    • B2. Bayesian Methods for Uncertainty Analysis
    • B3. Hybrid Methods for Uncertainty Analysis
    • B4. Sensitivity Methods as supporting tools for Uncertainty Analysis

  • C.    BEPU FOR MULTIPHYSICS AND MULTISCALE APPLICATIONS
    • C1. Thermal-Hydraulics (including I&C systems) and Reactor Physics
    • C2. Reactor Physics and Fuel Behavior
    • C3. Thermal-Hydraulics, Reactor Physics and Fuel Behavior
    • C4. BEPU and Distributed Computing for MP
    • C5. Role of CFD and/or of Structural Mechanics for MP BEPU
    • C6. BEPU Challenges for MP Applications including Numerical Issues
    • C7. Best-Estimate and Uncertainty Evaluation for Design Extension Condition (DEC) including Severe Accidents

  • D.    BEPU APPLICATIONS IN SAFETY ANALYSIS
           AND LICENSING FRAMEWORK
    • D1. Light Water Reactors (PWR, WWER and BWR)
    • D2. Heavy Water Reactors (CANDU, PHWR)
    • 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
    • E3. BEPU Applications for Spent Fuel
    • 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
    • E8. BEPU Applications for Single Physics - Fuel Performance

  • F.    RECOMMENDATIONS AND FINDINGS FOR
           DEVELOPING FUTURE BEPU METHODOLOGIES
    • F1. International Program Findings and Recommendations for BEPU
    • 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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