The 24th session of the Frédéric Joliot/Otto Hahn (FJOH) Summer School on “Nuclear Reactors Physics, Fuels, and Systems” will be held in Aix-en-Provence, France, from August 22 to August 31, 2018. This session is entitled Maximizing the Benefits of Experiments for the Simulation, Design and Analysis of Reactors. 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-2018 programme covers the following four topics: (1) Experiments for Improved Nuclear and Neutron Physics Models; (2) New Experiments for Scale-bridging Thermohydraulics; (3) Experiments for Fuel and Material Multiscale Modelling; (4) Experiments for Improved Safety Demonstration and Operational Support.
FJOH-2018 includes plenary lectures, group discussions, seminars, and technical visits. The speakers invited are internationally recognized experts from leading universities, research and development laboratories and industry.
The FJOH-2018 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 for these group activities is reserved in the School schedule.
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.