FJOH School 2017


FJOH School 2017

Frédéric Joliot & Otto Hahn Summer School on Nuclear Reactors

“Physics, Fuels and Systems” Uncertainties in nuclear reactor systems analysis: Improving understanding, confidence and quantification

When: August 23 – September 1, 2017
Where: Karlsruhe, Germany

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The 23rd session of the Frédéric Joliot/Otto Hahn (FJOH) Summer School on “Nuclear Reactors Physics, Fuels, and Systems” will be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, from August 23 to September 1, 2017. This session is entitled Uncertainties in nuclear reactor systems analysis: Improving understanding, confidence and quantification. It is an advanced course aimed at junior as well as experienced scientists and engineers engaged in the broad field of nuclear sciences, engineering and technologies.

The FJOH-2017 programme covers the following three topics: (1) Methods of uncertainty assessment and propagation; (2) Error analysis in reactor core and fuel design and operations; (3) Uncertainty quantification methods in safety analyses. The overall course will focus on recent methodologies for the quantification of uncertainties in nuclear reactor system analysis. The lectures will illustrate the origin and needs for such Uncertainty and  sensitivity quantification of  reactor analysis tools, the methods for the propagation and assessment of uncertainties, the trends in error analysis in reactor fuel and core design as well operation and finally the role and  approaches for uncertainty quantification in the frame of safety analysis.

FJOH-2017 includes plenary lectures, group discussions, seminars, and technical visits. Speakers are invited from internationally leading universities, research and development laboratories, and industry. The lectures are at a post-doctoral level.

The FJOH-2017 participants will have the opportunity to share their views on specific cross-cutting subjects and open-ended questions, as part of group reflection and critical thinking activities. Time has been set aside in the school schedule for these activities.

This course represents the continuation of the Frédéric Joliot Summer Schools on «Modern Reactor Physics and the Modelling of Complex Systems», which was created by CEA in 1995 to promote knowledge in the field of reactor physics, in a broad sense, and the international exchange of teachers, scientists, engineers and researchers. Beginning in 2004, the scope of the School was extended to include scientific issues related to nuclear fuels. The venues of the FJOH School sessions alternate between Karlsruhe and Aix-en-Provence.

The School’s aim is to address the challenges of reactor design and optimal fuel cycles, and to broaden the understanding of theory and experiments.