NRSHOT
  • Next Event:  NINE Headquarters, LUCCA (Italy), 18-22 March 2019

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History and Experience
NRSHOT started in 2011 and was held in several locations (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, University of Michigan, NINE headquarters in Italy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) with more than 200 participants in total. Code teachers from different organizations and experts in different computational tools provide the course programmes.


Objective
The NRSHOT Platform provides a set of parallel Hands-On-Training Courses to transfer the experience and know-how of recognized code user experts in Thermal-Hydraulics Codes (System and Subchannel), Reactor Physics Codes (including coupling with Thermal-Hydraulics), Radiological Consequences and PSA Codes. In addition, new courses will be introduced in 2020, dealing with “Fuel Performance Codes”, “Severe Accident Codes” and “Methods and Codes for Cross Section Generations”. Each course consists of 35 hours.

 

Expected Products

The Training Courses provide a transfer of experience and know-how from recognized experts in the respective fields. It thus contributes to maintaining and increasing technical competence and to ensuring the sustainable development of nuclear technology. All Lectures and Exercises are distributed to the participants. A certificate of attendance is released.


 

Available Parallel Courses

 

 
RELAP5-Beginner         
                       
    
Description:
The seminar-training is directed toward beginner RELAP5 users without thermal-hydraulics system code experience.

The course provides an overview of the computer codes in Deterministic Safety Analysis, familiarization with the syntax and the input structure of the RELAP5 code and with the use of plotting tools. Hands-on training on simple modelling is then provided.
Instructors: V. Parrinello (NINE), D. De Luca (NINE)
Registration Fee: 2400 / 2600 euros (early/late registrations)


RELAP5- Intermediate
                                                                                                      
 
Description:
The seminar-training is directed toward intermediate RELAP5 users with basic thermal-hydraulics system code experience.
The course provides with the features and limitations of System Thermal-Hydraulic Codes and with the procedures for developing nodalizations and qualifying code calculations. Physical models in RELAP5 code are discussed and hands-on training on NPP components and sub-systems models is provided.

Instructors: D. De Luca (NINE), A. Petruzzi (NINE)
Registration Fee: 2600 / 2800 euros (early/late registrations)

 
RELAP5-Advanced        
 
Description:
The hands-on training course is directed toward advanced RELAP5 users with system thermal-hydraulics background.
The course provides information on the nodalization techniques of components in Integral Test Facility (ITF) and on the qualification process of a system thermal-hydraulic calculation, including the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the accuracy. The so called “Kv-scaled calculation” of a NPP to the selected test in a ITF is also part of the course as well as the identification of simple and complex errors in a NPP input nodalization.

Instructors: D. De Luca (NINE), M. Cherubini (NINE), A. Petruzzi (NINE)
Registration Fee: 2800 / 3000 euros (early/late registrations)


TRACE-Beginner
 
Description:
The seminar-training is directed toward beginner TRACE users without prior TRACE code experience. The course provides an overview of the computer codes in Deterministic Safety Analysis, familiarization with the syntax, the input and output structure of the TRACE code, SNAP GUI and the use of post-processing plotting tools. The major part of the course is spent on hands-on training on the modeling of selected parts of LWRs.

Instructors: D. De Luca (NINE), A. Petruzzi (NINE)
Registration Fee: 2400 / 2600 euros (early/late registrations)


 
COBRA-TF-Beginner
 
Description:
This is an introductory course on subchannel codes and methods. The course provides an overview of the computer codes used to perform subchannel analysis in safety and core engineering problems. Participants can learn about the purpose and various uses of subchannel methods. While the training applies broadly to all subchannel analysis codes, COBRA-TF is the specific code for the training. The syntax and the input structure of the code and plotting tools are covered. Hands-on training on simple modeling is provided. In the last day advanced and future capabilities of COBRA-TF are presented.

Instructors: M. Avramova (NCSU), V. Parrinello (NINE)
Registration Fee: 2600 / 2800 euros (early/late registrations)

 
PARCS & 3D NK-TH
Coupling-Beginner  
 
Description:
The seminar-training is directed toward beginner PARCS users with little or no prior PARCS code experience. The course provides an overview of the PARCS code and methods, familiarization with the input syntax, and the input and output structure of the code.  The course covers the entire process of core modeling, from cross-section generation, input preparation, to coupling with RELAP5 and TRACE and output analysis.  The major part of the course is spent on hands-on modeling of a PWR reactor.

Instructors: S. Bznuni (NRSC), V. Giusti (UNIPI-NINE)
Registration Fee: 2400 / 2600 euros (early/late registrations)


Radiological Consequence Analysis
 
Description: The fundamental objective of nuclear safety is to protect the environment and the general public from harmful effects of ionizing radiation. To achieve this objective the safety analyst has to provide, among other things, which consequences are to be expected in case of a release of radioactive materials from a nuclear facility. This is the goal of “Radiological Consequence Analysis” RCA. This course will explain all aspects of RCA, starting from the scope of RCA up to the actual analysis. Within licensing analysis, the analyst has to show that also under severe conditions the environment and the general public are protected. Main focus here is placed on the close-up range of the nuclear power plant, models are simple and conservative. On the other hand, in the field of civil protection and catastrophe management, models need to cover long range and are aiming to be as accurate as possible. The course will cover both applications, explain boundary conditions, tools and models used.
Instructors: N. Muellner (BOKU), W. Giannotti (NINE)
Registration Fee: 2600 / 2800 euros (early/late registrations)
 
PSA-Beginner
 
Description:
The training is directed toward beginners in Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA). The training programme is developed in the way that the participants obtain sufficient knowledge on Level-1 PSA basic concepts and methodology and practical experience in the development of the PSA models using selected PSA Software. The major part of the course is spent on hands-on training on the development of accident sequences and system models for simplified LWR. It is expected that after training participants will be able to continue PSA activity using PSA software themselves.

Instructors: A. Lyubarskiy (AEP), I. Kuzmina (NINE)
Registration Fee: 2400 / 2600 euros (early/late registrations)