Description The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is organizing a "Training Course on Physics and Technology of Water Cooled Reactors through the Use of PC-based Simulators" to be held at ICTP,Trieste, Italy, from 16 -27 February 2015.

PURPOSE - The purpose of the course is to provide university professors, engineers and other educators involved in teaching topics in nuclear energy with advanced computer simulation tools to help demonstrate various aspects related to reactor physics as well as operational response characteristics and safety systems associated with various types of water-cooled reactors.

FOCUS - The focus will be on educating individuals primarily from nuclear newcomer nations (i.e., countries currently involved in developing new nuclear capacity for the very first time) that are in the process of developing their nuclear education and learning centres to support the needs of both the industry and the regulator. Attendees to the course will receive the collection of IAEA nuclear power plant simulators, the associated manuals, and instructional materials. The workshop covers the physics and technology of water-cooled reactors including nuclear reactivity control, thermodynamics, stability and control in steady state and in dynamic situations, technology design and safety system design. Through the use
of the IAEA collection of PC-based simulators, workshop participants will be able to apply these
concepts to the understanding of the behaviour and response to normal operation and abnormal
conditions of a number of nuclear reactor types.

TOPICS - The main topics of the Training Course are:
• Introduction and historical background of water-cooled reactors
• Reactor physics and core design
• Thermal hydraulics and plant design
• Simulator familiarization
• Plant overview and system description (PWR, BWR, WER, CANDU)
·Plant dynamics and safety
• Normal operation and transient recovery
• Operation during accidents and malfunctions.

DELIVERY METHODS - The training course will consist of a series of lectures followed by hands-on
training exercises covering both fundamental and advanced reactor system design and response
scenarios.
Go to day
  • Monday, 16 February 2015
    • 08:00 - 21:30
      • 08:00 Registration - administrative formalities 1h15' ( Adriatico guest house lower level )
      • 09:15 Opening remarks & overview of Water-Cooled Reactors and Advances in Technology 45'
        Speaker: Chad Painter (IAEA)
      • 10:00 Reactor Physics - Nuclear Physics of Water Cooled Reactors (WCR) 1h0'
        Speaker: Evgeny Chernov (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI)
      • 11:00 Coffee break 15' ( Adriatico guest house bar )
      • 11:15 Reactor Physics Construction, Operation and Control of WCRs 1h15'
        Speaker: Evgeny Chernov (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( )
      • 14:00 Reactor Physics Main WCR Parameters, Data Computation and Visualization 1h0' ( AGH ( Adriatico Guest House - Eklund Informatics Laboratory ) )
        Speaker: Evgeny Chernov (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI)
      • 15:00 Physics and Technology of VVER-1000 Reactor Through the Use of PC-Based Simulator - Introduction to VVER Simulator Simulator Controls, Exercises and Data Analyses 1h0' ( AGH - Eklund Lab )
        Speaker: Evgeny Chernov
      • 16:00 Coffee break 15'
      • 16:15 VVER Simulator Normal Operations 1h15' ( AGH - Eklund Lab )
        Speaker: Evgeny Chernov
      • 19:30 Reception Dinner 2h0' ( AGH Cafeteria )
  • Tuesday, 17 February 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      • 09:00 VVER Simulator Understanding Reactor Physics 1h0' ( Eklund Lab )
        Speaker: Evgeny Chernov (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI)
      • 10:00 VVER Simulator Transients 1h0' ( Eklund Lab )
        Speaker: Evgeny Chernov
      • 11:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 11:15 VVER Simulator Exercises Accidents 1h15' ( AGH - Eklund Lab )
        Speaker: Evgeny Chernov
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( )
      • 14:00 VVER Simulator Exercises Reactor Shutdown and Start up from HZP Conditions 2h0' ( AGH - Eklund Lab )
        Speaker: Evgeny Chernov
      • 16:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 16:15 VVER Simulator Exercises Reactor Shutdown and Start up from HZP conditions 1h15' ( AGH Eklund Lab )
        Speaker: Evgeny Chernov
  • Wednesday, 18 February 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: AGH Eklund Lab
      • 09:00 Thermal Hydraulics and Numerics 2h0'
        Speaker: Kyung Doo Kim (KAERI, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
      • 11:00 Coffee break 15' ( )
      • 11:15 Heat Transfer (Convecting heat transfe and heat conduction) 1h15'
        Speaker: Kyong Doo Kim (KAERI)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( )
      • 14:00 Introduction to OPR-1000 Simulator 1h0'
        Speaker: Kyung Doo Kim (KAERI)
      • 15:00 OPR-1000 Simulator Normal Operations 1h0'
        Speaker: Kyung Doo Kim
      • 16:00 Coffee break 15' ( )
      • 16:15 OPR-1000 Simulator Normal Operations 1h15'
        Speaker: Kyung Doo Kim (KAERI)
  • Thursday, 19 February 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: AGH Big Info Lab
      • 09:00 OPR-1000 Simulator Small Break Loss of Coolant Accident (SBLOCA) 1h0'
        Speaker: Kyung Doo Kim (KAERI)
      • 10:00 OPR-1000 Simulator Large Break Loss of Coolant Accident (SBLOCA) 1h0'
        Speaker: Kyung Doo Kim
      • 11:00 Coffee break 15' ( )
      • 11:15 OPR-1000 Simulator Large Break Loss of Coolant Accident (SBLOCA) 1h15'
        Speaker: Kyung Doo Kim
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( )
      • 14:00 OPR-1000 Simulator Station Black Out (SBO) 1h0'
        Speaker: Kyung Doo Kim
      • 15:00 Generation 3 NPP Designs for Mitigation of Severe Accidents 1h0'
        Speaker: Li-Chi Cliff Po (Microsimtech)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 16:15 Generation 3 NPP Designs for Mitigation of Severe Accidents 1h15'
        Speaker: Li-Chi Cliff Po
  • Friday, 20 February 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: AGH Big Info Lab
      • 09:00 Understanding Severe Accident Progression & Phenomena 2h0'
        Speaker: Li-Chi Cliff Po (Microsimtech)
      • 11:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 11:15 Introduction to PCTRAN PWR Simulator 1h15'
        Speaker: Li-Chi Cliff Po
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( )
      • 14:00 PCTRAN Exercise Normal Operations 1h0' ( AGH - Big Info Lab )
        Speaker: Li-Chi Cliff Po
      • 15:00 PCTRAN Exercise Transients & Accidents 1h0' ( AGH - Big Info Lab )
        Speaker: Li-Chi Cliff Po
      • 16:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 16:15 Understanding Fukushima Demonstration of BWR Simulator 1h15' ( AGH - Big Info Lab )
        Speaker: Li-Chi Cliff Po
  • Monday, 23 February 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: AGH - Big Info Lab
      • 09:00 Overview of HWR Technology 2h0'
        Speaker: Glenn Harvel (University of Ontario)
      • 11:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 11:15 Overview of Advanced PHWR Simulator 1h15'
        Speaker: Glenn Harvel
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( )
      • 14:00 Advanced PHWR Simulator Normal Operation 2h0'
        Speaker: Glenn Harvel
      • 16:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 16:15 Advanced PHWR Simulator Transients 1h15'
        Speaker: Glenn Harvel
  • Tuesday, 24 February 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: AGH - Big Info Lab
      • 09:00 Advanced PHWR Simulator Transients 1h0'
        Speaker: Glenn Harvel
      • 10:00 Advanced PHWR Simulator Accidents 1h0'
        Speaker: Glenn Harvel
      • 11:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 11:15 Advanced PHWR Simulator Accidents 1h15'
        Speaker: Glenn Harvel
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( )
      • 14:00 Overview of Passive PWR Simulator 1h0'
        Speaker: Jose Galindo Rodriguez (Tecnatom S.A.)
      • 15:00 Passive PWR Simulator Exercises: Normal Operation 1h0'
        Speaker: Jose Galindo Rodriguez
      • 16:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 16:15 Passive PWR Simulator Exercises: Normal Operation 1h15'
        Speaker: Jose Galindo Rodriguez
  • Wednesday, 25 February 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: AGH - Big Info Lab
      • 09:00 Passive PWR Simulator Exercise: Transients 2h0'
        Speaker: Jose Galindo Rodriguez (Tecnatom S.A.)
      • 11:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 11:15 Passive PWR Simulator Exercise: Accidents 1h15'
        Speaker: Jose Galindo Rodriguez
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( )
      • 14:00 Overview of Advanced BWR Simulator 2h0'
        Speaker: Wayne Marquino (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 16:15 Advanced BWR Simulator Exercises: Normal Ops 1h15'
        Speaker: Wayne Marquino
  • Thursday, 26 February 2015
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: AGH - Big Info Lab
      • 09:00 Advanced BWR Simulator Exercises: Normal Ops & Transients 1h0'
        Speaker: Wayne Marquino
      • 10:00 Advanced BWR Simulator Exercises: Transients 1h0'
        Speaker: Wayne Marquino
      • 11:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 11:15 Advanced BWR Simulator Exercises: Accidents 1h15' ( AGH - Big Info Lab )
        Speaker: Wayne Marquino
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( )
      • 14:00 Advanced Passive BWR Simulator Exercises: Normal Operations 2h0'
        Speaker: Wayne Marquino
      • 16:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 16:15 Advanced Passive BWR Simulator Exercises: Transients 1h15'
        Speaker: Wayne Marquino
  • Friday, 27 February 2015
    • 09:00 - 12:45
      Location: AGH - Big Info Lab
      • 09:00 Advanced Passive BWR Simulator Exercises: Transients 1h0'
        Speaker: Wayne Marquino
      • 10:00 Advanced Passive BWR Simulator Exercises: Accidents 1h0'
        Speaker: Wayne Marquino
      • 11:00 Coffee break 15' ( AGH Bar )
      • 11:15 Advanced Passive BWR Simulator Exercises: Accidents 1h15'
        Speaker: Wayne Marquino
      • 12:30 Closing session - certificates of attendence 15'