OBJECTIVE

 

The NRSHOT Platform provides a set of parallel Courses Hands-On-Training to transfer the experience and know-how of recognized code user experts of Thermal-Hydraulics (System and Subchannel) Codes, Reactor Physics Codes (including coupling with Thermal-Hydraulics), Fuel Performance Codes and PSA Codes. Each course consists of 35 hours:

 

RELAP5-Beginner:    

The seminar-training is directed toward beginner RELAP users without thermal-hydraulic system code experience. The course will provide an overview of the computer codes in Deterministic Safety Analysis, familiarization with the syntax and the input structure of the RELAP5 code and with the use of plotting tools. Hands-on training on simple modelling is then provided.

 

RELAP5-Intermediate:         

The seminar-training is directed toward intermediate RELAP5 users with basic thermal-hydraulic system code experience. The course will provide with the features and limitations of System Thermal-Hydraulic Codes and with the procedures for developing nodalizations and qualifying code calculations. Physical models in RELAP5 code are discussed and hands-on training on components and sub-systems models is provided.


RELAP5-Advanced:

The hands-on training course is directed toward advanced RELAP5 users with system thermal-hydraulics background. The course will provide information on the nodalization techniques of components in Integral Test Facility (ITF) and on the qualification process of a system thermal-hydraulic calculation, including the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the accuracy. The so called Kv-scaled calculation of a NPP to the selected test in a ITF is also part of the course as well as the identification of simple and complex errors in a NPP input nodalization.

 

TRACE-Beginner:
The seminar-training is directed toward beginner TRACE users without prior TRACE code experience. The course will provide an overview of the computer codes in Deterministic Safety Analysis, familiarization with the syntax, the input and output structure of the TRACE code, SNAP GUI and the use of post-processing plotting tools. The major part of the course will be spent on hands-on training on the modeling of selected parts of LWRs.

 

 

PARCS & 3D NK-TH Coupling-Beginner:
The seminar-training is directed toward beginner PARCS users with little or no prior PARCS code experience. The course will provide an overview of the PARCS code and methods, familiarization with the input syntax, and the input and output structure of the code.  The course will show the entire process of core modeling, from cross-section generation to coupling with RELAP5 and TRACE.  The major part of the course will be spent on hands-on modeling of a PWR reactor.

 

COBRA-TF-Beginner:         
This is an introductory course on subchannel codes and methods. The course will provide an overview of the computer codes used to perform subchannel analysis in safety and core engineering problems.
Participants will learn about the purpose and various uses of subchannel methods. While the training will apply broadly to all subchannel analysis codes, COBRA-TF will be the specific code for the training. The syntax and the input structure of the code and plotting tools will be covered. Hands-on training on simple modeling is provided. In the last day advanced and future capabilities of COBRA-TF are presented.


PSA-Beginner:

The training is directed toward beginners in probabilistic safety assessment (PSA). The training programme is developed in the way that the participants obtain sufficient knowledge on Level-1 PSA basic concepts and methodology and practical experience in the development of the PSA models using selected PSA Software. The major part of the course will be spent on hands-on training on the development of accident sequences and system models for simplified LWR. It is expected that after training participants will be able to continue PSA activity using PSA software themselves.

 

 

                    ORGANIZATION

 

 

The Network of Nuclear Engineering and Energy Services (NNEES) and Nuclear and INdustrial Engineering (NINE) are jointly organizing parallel Courses Hands-On-Training directed toward users of Thermal-Hydraulics Codes, Reactor Physics Codes, Fuel Performance Codes and PSA Codes.
The parallel course trainings will take place in Lucca (Italy) from 16th to 20th April, 2018 at the NINE Headquarters.

The parallel course trainings are open to vendors, utilities, regulatory bodies, national laboratories, consulting companies and universities. A minimum of participants is required to organize each training course. A maximum of 20 persons per course is accepted.

Further information about participation and registration as well as useful practical information can be obtained from Alessandro Petruzzi at the following email address: alessandro.petruzzi@nnees.sk . The Network of Nuclear Engineering and Energy Services (NNEES) is in charge of the financial management of NRSHOT Platform. Special accommodation will be offered on a separate sheet.

 

                                           

                EXPECTED PRODUCTS

 

The Training Courses will provide a transfer of experience and know-how from recognized experts in the respective fields. It will thus contribute to maintaining and increasing technical competence and to ensuring the sustainable development of nuclear technology. All Lectures and Exercises will be distributed to the participants.