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TRACE-Beginner
  • Next Event:  NINE Headquarters, LUCCA (Italy), 22-26 March 2021
  • The courses will be held on-line, distributing the 30-35 hours in 7-8 working days with 4-5 hours per day
  • Each course will be run with a limited number (5-7) of participants to keep high quality standards
  • Registration Deadline: March 12, 2021

NRSHOT - TRACE-Beginner

Day 1
•    Opening, Introduction, Scope and Content of the training
•    Introduction to Deterministic Safety Analysis
•    Computer codes in Deterministic Safety Analysis
•    Overview of Safety Analyses with System Computer Codes: Conservative and Best Estimate Approach
•    Features and Limitations of System-Thermal-Hydraulic codes
•    Familiarization with SNAP pre-processing tool
•    Familiarization with AptPlot post-processing tool

Day 2
•    Overview of the TRACE code architecture and structure, models; input and output files
•    Hydrodynamic Components in TRACE
•    Exercise 1: modeling of a simple pipe (part 1).
•    Defining Boundary and Initial Conditions in TRACE
•    Exercise 1: modeling of a single pipe with a valve (part 2)

Day 3
•    Heat Structure and Power Components in TRACE
•    Exercise 2: modeling of a single BWR fuel assembly (part 1)
•    Exercise 2: modeling of a single BWR fuel assembly and analysis of the post CHF conditions (part 2)

Day 4
•    Control system: signal variables, control variables and trips in TRACE
•    Exercise 2: modeling of a single PWR fuel assembly (part 3)
•    Exercise 2: modeling of a single PWR fuel assembly to reproduce the reflood phase of a LOCA scenario  (part 4)

Day 5
•    Exercise 2: modeling of a single BWR and PWR fuel assembly (part 5): analysis of the different heat transfer modes and flow regimes
•    Questions, Open Issues and Individual Consultations
•    Closing of the training and release of the Certificate of Attendance