The annual Benchmark Workshops of the Working Party on Scientific Issues and Uncertainty Analysis of Reactor Systems will be hosted by the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) in Bologna, Italy. From 22-26 May 2023 participants of different WPRS Benchmark Activities will meet, exchange results and discuss future activities.
Participants unable to join in person can attend the event online via Zoom.
The WPRS Benchmark Workshops address benchmarks for neutronics, thermal-hydraulics, fuel performance, and multi-physics aspects of reactor core simulations in LWR, HTGR, SFR, LFR, and other LMFR systems. As a novelty, the workshops also include discussions on the performance of AI and Machine Learning in the domainn of single and multi-physics reactor simulations.The event will also host the CTF User Group Meeting, CTF training, and the first pilot event of the OECD NEA International School on Simulation of Nuclear Reactor Systems (SINUS).
The event is open to participants from NEA member countries, the European Commission, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Registrations are now closed.
This is a preliminary agenda which will be subject to changes according to the number of registered participants and proposed presentations:
|Day||Track 1||Track 2||Track 3|
|Monday, 22 May 2023||MPCMIV - Multi-physics Pellet Cladding Mechanical Interaction Validation||CTF User Group||OECD NEA International School on Simulation of Nuclear Reactor Systems (SINUS)|
|- Benchmark on Burst-Fission-Gas Release (EGRFP)||CTF Training|
|Tuesday, 23 May 2023||LWR UAM - Benchmark for Uncertainty Analysis in Best-Estimate Modelling for Design, Operation and Safety Analysis of Light Water Reactors||CTF Training|
|HTGR-TH - Thermal hydraulic code validation benchmark for high temperature gas-cooled reactors using HTTF data|
|Wednesday, 24 May 2023||
|CTH - McMaster Core Thermal-Hydraulics Benchmark|
|LFR Neutronics - Lead-cooled Fast Reactor Benchmark|
|Thursday, 25 May 2023||
C5G7-TD - The Deterministic Time-Dependent Neutron Transport Benchmark C5G7-TD without Spatial Homogenisation
TVA-WB1 - TVA Watts Bar Unit-1 Multi-Physics Benchmark
|LFR Thermalhydraulics - Lead-cooled Fast Reactor Benchmark|
|LMFR T/H - Liquid Metal Fast Reactor Core Thermal-Hydraulics Benchmark (LMFR T/H)|
|Friday, 26 May 2023||TVA-WB1 - TVA Watts Bar Unit-1 Multi-Physics Benchmark||SFR-UAM - Subgroup on Uncertainty Analysis in Modelling (UAM) for Design, Operation and Safety Analysis of Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors (SFR-UAM)|
|Rostov-2 - Benchmark on reactivity compensation of boron dilution by stepwise insertion of control rod cluster into the VVER-1000 core|
The conference will take place at Zanhotel Europa:
Interested participants are invited to book their accomodation in this hotel by sending an email to the hotel by 12 April. Please indicate the following:
The conference dinner will be held on Thursday, 25 May at the Grand Hotel Majestic (formerly Baglioni).
The workshop will be hosted by the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA). newcleo will host a cocktail reception for the OECD NEA International School on Simulation of Nuclear Reactor Systems (SINUS) on 23 May, and a gala dinner on 25 May.