Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 6 Nov 2017
Ends 10 Nov 2017
Central European Time
Giambiagi Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Comprehensive course on understanding the physics and technology of water cooled reactors, with theoretical and hands on training. A unique course based on intuitive blended learning & flipped classroom approach. Operate a nuclear power plant from your laptop: Listen – Learn – Simulate.

The purpose of the course is to provide students, 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 WCRs. Recommended for nuclear newcomer nations that are in the process of developing their nuclear education and learning centres to support the needs of both the industry and the regulator.
Course attendees will receive complete collection of IAEA simulators and associated material. Through the use of the simulators, participants will be able to understand the behaviour and response of NPP to normal operation and abnormal conditions. Conducted by a group of highly experienced professionals, a must attend training course for deep understanding of the nuclear power plant system engineering.
  • Reactor physics and core design
  • Thermal hydraulics and plant design
  • Nuclear reactivity control, thermodynamics
  • Reactor stability and control in steady state and in dynamic situations
  • Technology design and safety system design
  • Simulators familiarization – PWR, BWR, VVER, CANDU, SMR (iPWR)
  • Plant overview and detailed system description
  • Plant dynamics and safety
  • Normal operations and transient recovery
  • Operations during accidents and malfunctions

1.  Mr Chirayu BATRA (IAEA)
2.  Mr Glenn HARVEL (Canada)
3.  Mr Aitor Gutierrez (Spain)
4.  Mr Otmar Promper (Finland)


Chirayu Batra (IAEA), Local Organiser: Clement Onime