Technical Program

PLENARY SESSIONS
PANEL DISCUSSION SESSIONS
CONFERENCE SESSIONS & KEYNOTES
  • 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.    BEPU 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
    • B5. Methods for Quantification of Input Uncertainty Parameters

  • C.    BEPU FOR MULTIPHYSICS AND MULTISCALE APPLICATIONS
    • C1. Thermal-Hydraulics (including I&C simulators) and Reactor Physics
    • C2. Reactor Physics and Fuel Performance
    • C3. Thermal-Hydraulics, Reactor Physics and Fuel Performance
    • C4. Role of CFD and of Structural Mechanics for MP&MS BEPU
    • C5. BEPU Challenges for MP&MS Applications including Numerical Issues
    • C6. 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
    • D4.Priorities for BEPU Deployment for Current Plant Operation and Licensing Applications

  • E.    OTHER BEPU APPLICATION RESULTS
    • E1. BEPU Applications for Single Physics - Thermal-hydraulics
    • E2. BEPU Applications for Single Physics - Reactor Physics
    • E3. BEPU Applications for Single Physics - Fuel Performance
    • E4. BEPU Methods and Results for Passive System Applications
    • E5. BEPU Methods and Results for GEN-IV & Other New Designs
    • E6. BEPU Methods and Results for Design Extension Conditions
    • E7. BEPU Methods and Results for Research Reactor
    • E8. BEPU Methods and Results for Simulator Applications

  • F.    RECOMMENDATIONS AND FINDINGS FOR
           DEVELOPING FUTURE BEPU METHODOLOGIES
    • F1. International Program Findings and Recommendations for BEPU
    • F2. BEPU Requirements from Multi-physics and Multi-scale Simulations
    • F3. Demonstration of Practical Elimination of Accident Consequences
    • F4. Reactor Safety Margins Assessment for External Hazards
    • F5. Methods for Uncertainty Quantification in Non-Nuclear Disciplines

BEST ESTIMATE CONFERENCE HISTORY


2000 BEST ESTIMATE Washington DC USA
2004 BEST ESTIMATE Washington DC USA
2018 BEPU 2018 Lucca ITALY