As part of the Excellence Spreading activities, this 1-week course will focus on disseminating the knowledge gained on Severe Accidents in the last two decades to Master-PhD students, young engineers and researchers. The “Severe Accident Phenomenology Short Course” will be organized from 10th to 14th January 2011 by CEA and Pisa University and it will be hosted in Pisa (Italy) by the Engineering Faculty of Pisa University. It focuses on Education, with a strong link among SARNET2 and ENEN. The goal will be also to update the status of knowledge after 5 years and outcomes of SARNET FP6 project.
Lectures will be done by experts from different countries with large skills and knowledge on new Gen. III Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) and on the progression of a SA. The presence of lecturers from industry will be utilized to describe how the different plants would react during a SA, keeping in mind that an introductory course would not allow lengthy discussions or computer simulations. As references in safety assessment, well-known TSOs (like IRSN, GRS…) will contribute to the Course. Moreover, ASTEC code developers will be involved and will constitute a vehicle for applications.
It will be open to University students (discount fee). The course can contribute for 3 ECTS (with a written work or a presentation) as an advanced course for EMSNE Students (through ENEN). A limited number of tuition grants for students/young researchers may be available for attendants from Central and Eastern European Countries. Application deadline: 30/10/2010.
The course program will cover SA phenomenology and progression (in-vessel, ex-vessel, containment, source term) in current water-cooled Gen. II NPPs, but also the different design solutions in new Gen. III plants, focusing on “in-vessel” melt retention concept or the “ex-vessel” core catcher concept. Lectures will also present the historical aspects of reactor safety and severe accidents (TMI-2…).
Contact: Sandro Paci firstname.lastname@example.org