WPRS Benchmarks Workshops 2024
About

The annual Benchmark Workshops of the Working Party on Scientific Issues and Uncertainty Analysis of Reactor Systems (WPRS) will be co-located with the BEPU 2024 conference and hosted by N.IN.E. (Nuclear and Industrial Engineering) in Lucca, Italy. From 19-23 May 2024, 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. The workshops also include discussions on the performance of AI and Machine Learning  in the domain of single and multi-physics reactor simulations.The event will also host the CTF User Group Meeting, CTF training, and the second edition of the NEA International School on Simulation of Nuclear Reactor Systems (SINUS).

Organising committee
  • Local Chair: Alessandro PETRUZZI, N.IN.E. (Nuclear and Industrial Engineering), Italy
  • Technical Programme Chair: Kostadin IVANOV, North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA
  • NEA Secretariat: Oliver BUSS
Agenda

This is a preliminary agenda which will be subject to changes according to the number of registered participants and proposed presentations.

 

Day

Time [CEST]

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3 (SINUS)

Sunday,
19 May 2024

9:00-13:00

CTF UG Training

 

 

 

14:00-18:00

CTF UG Meeting

 

 

 

Evening

Registration & reception banquet

 

 

Monday,
20 May 2024

8:30

Welcome

 

 

 

9:00-12:40

T/H Stage

 

OECD NEA International School on Simulation of Nuclear Reactor Systems (SINUS)

 

14:10-18:00

Rostov-2 VVER-1000 Benchmark

SINUS

 

Starting 19:30

BEPU Social Dinner

 

 

Tuesday,
21 May 2024

8:30-12:40

 

C5G7-TD: The Deterministic Time-Dependent Neutron Transport Benchmark C5G7-TD without Spatial Homogenisation

SINUS

 

14:10-18:00

Uncertainty Analysis in Modelling (UAM) for Design, Operation and Safety Analysis of Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors (SFR-UAM)

Multi-physics Pellet Cladding Mechanical Interaction Validation (MPCMIV) Benchmark

SINUS

Weds,
22 May 2024

8:30-12:40

Benchmark for Uncertainty Analysis in Best-Estimate Modelling for Design, Operation and Safety Analysis of Light Water Reactors (LWR-UAM) 

Liquid Metal Fast Reactor Core Thermal-Hydraulics Benchmark (LMFR T/H)

 

 

14:10-18:00

LWR UAM

including session on  EGMUP Task Force on Doppler effective fuel temperature 

HTGR T/H Benchmark based on HTTF Data

 

 

Starting 19:30

BEPU Conference Dinner Banquet

 

 

Thursday,
23 May 2024

8:30-12:40

TVA Watts Bar Unit 1 Multi-Physics Benchmark

8:30-10:30

Summary presentations of recently concluded benchmarks:

- Burst Fission Gas Release (1h)

McMaster CTH (1h)

 

 

   

11:00-12:40

EGMUP Task Force Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

 

 

14:10-18:00

TVA Watts Bar Unit 1 Multi-Physics Benchmark

EGMUP Task Force Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Conference venue

The workshops will be co-located with the BEPU 2024 conference in Lucca, Italy. Please visit the related BEPU 2024 pages to get more details about the venue.

Registration

The event is open to participants from NEA member countries, the European Commission, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

We kindly ask all participants to finalise their registration through the provided link by 6 May 2024 to define the detailed workshops agendas.

Register now!

Conference fee

There is no registration fee for the WPRS Benchmarks Workshops, and the event does not include any catering. Thus, it is highly recommended to purchase the WPRS tickets on the BEPU website to get access to coffee breaks and lunches.

Registration for the WPRS Benchmarks Workshops does not provide access to the BEPU conference. If you want to attend the BEPU conference, then you must register for BEPU, too: BEPU Registration

Workshop material