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Modeling & Simulation for the Nuclear Industry

In 2010 NAFEMS hosted the seminar ‘Delivering CAE for the Nuclear Energy Industry'.In the following four years Nuclear Energy has rarely been out of the news.

The Fukushima disaster in 2011 has resulted in revision to safety guides that require consideration of combination of extreme events. Meanwhile, in order to cope with power demands, life extension of existing power plants is needed as they are approaching or have exceed their original design life. Computational modelling and simulation will help the nuclear industry to meet these challenges.

On a more positive note, European Union regulators have given a green light to plans to construct a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset. The EDF Energy build plant will be the first new nuclear plant to be built in the UK in almost 20 years.This coupled with the announcement in 2012, of seven year plant life extensions for two of the UK’s fleet of nuclear reactors, ensure that nuclear power will play a very significant role in Britain’s energy future.

Seminar Objective

The seminar provided an opportunity to learn about the current Modelling and Simulation methods that are used in the Nuclear Energy Industry.Attendees received presentations from industry experts.


SMiRT23 Conference - An Opportunity to Get Involved
Dave Shepherd, IASMiRT

Multiphysics Modelling Challenges in Nuclear Industry
Moji Moatamedi, Imperial College London

Recent Developments and Application of Computational Radiation Mapping               and Activation Codes for Magnetic Confinement Fusion Energy Systems
Tim Eade, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

Application of Multi-Axial Fracture Strain Model to Ductile Tearing Modeling               of Nuclear Piping Components
Yun-Jae Kim, Korea University

Implementation of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the UK
Ross Cleeton, AMEC Nuclear

An Integrated Nuclear Digital Environment
Eann Patterson, University of Liverpool

Advanced Simulations for AGR Nuclear Power Plants Structural Integrity
Van-Xuan Tran, EDF R&D

Impact Analysis forContainer Licencing: IAEA Transport Accident Assessment of the NMTSP
Stefan Stojko, Rolls Royce Nuclear

Seismic MarginAssessment of a Nuclear Power Plant
Román Martín, Ingeciber

Competence Modeling to Meet the Capability and Capacity Demands of Nuclear in the UK
Peter Faccenda, National Skills Academy Nucear

Managing the Nuclear Legacy: Applications of CFD Modelling to
Decommissioning, Transport and Long Term Storage of Nuclear Waste
David Burt, MMI Engineering

The Use of Simulation Techniques in the Manufacture of Ultra Large Nuclear             Components
Jesus Talamantes-Silva, Sheffield Forgemasters RD26 Ltd.


Event Type: Seminar
Location: Manchester UK
Date: November 19, 2014