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.
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 InvolvedDave Shepherd, IASMiRTpres_moatamedi.pdf
Multiphysics Modelling Challenges in Nuclear IndustryMoji Moatamedi, Imperial College Londonpres_eade.pdf
Recent Developments and Application of Computational Radiation Mapping and Activation Codes for Magnetic Confinement Fusion Energy SystemsTim Eade, Culham Centre for Fusion Energypres_kim.pdf
Application of Multi-Axial Fracture Strain Model to Ductile Tearing Modeling of Nuclear Piping ComponentsYun-Jae Kim, Korea Universitypres_cleeton.pdf
Implementation of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the UKRoss Cleeton, AMEC Nuclearpres_patterson.pdf
An Integrated Nuclear Digital EnvironmentEann Patterson, University of Liverpoolpres_tran.pdf
Advanced Simulations for AGR Nuclear Power Plants Structural IntegrityVan-Xuan Tran, EDF R&D
Impact Analysis forContainer Licencing: IAEA Transport Accident Assessment of the NMTSPpres_martin.pdf
Stefan Stojko, Rolls Royce Nuclear
Seismic MarginAssessment of a Nuclear Power PlantRomán Martín, Ingeciberpres_faccenda.pdf
Competence Modeling to Meet the Capability and Capacity Demands of Nuclear in the UKPeter Faccenda, National Skills Academy Nucearpres_burt.pdf
Managing the Nuclear Legacy: Applications of CFD Modelling to
Decommissioning, Transport and Long Term Storage of Nuclear WasteDavid Burt, MMI Engineering
The Use of Simulation Techniques in the Manufacture of Ultra Large Nuclear Components
Jesus Talamantes-Silva, Sheffield Forgemasters RD26 Ltd.