Hosted by the University of Cambridge, the Spring School took place online 29-31 March 2021.
The Spring School on Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor was organized in the framework of the ESFR-SMART Project (WP 3-1 Education & Training). An overview of the past, present, and future of the SFR projects was given during the meeting, accompanied by short lectures on SFR fundamentals and highlights on the ongoing R&D activities.
The main objectives of the meeting were to help the young generation of researchers in the area to gain a deeper knowledge and expertise in various areas of SFR fundamentals (neutronics, thermal-hydraulics, materials, and safety) and GEN-IV reactors. It was also an opportunity for them to present their work in their relevant field and create a network to promote collaboration in the future.
During the 1st Session, an overview of the activities related to GEN-IV at OECD-NEA, IAEA ad EU was also given thanks to the well appreciated contribution of these multi-lateral organizations. The last Session was dedicated to three other Gen-IV systems, in order to share knowledge among the students and all attendees.
The Spring School was successfully organized thanks to the University of Cambridge, and more particularly to Jo Boyle, Feri Wibisono, and Eugene Shwageraus with the support of Christian Latgé, leader of the Education & Training Work Package.
THE SPRING SCHOOL IN NUMBERS
Out of the 121 attendees, there were 55 students from 20 universities and 34 lecturers from the following organisations: AIEA, OCDE-AEN, EU-DG, CEA, KIT, PSI, HZDR, EDF, IRSN, Chalmers, CIEMAT, ENEA, UKAEA, JACOBS, TU Delft and JRC Karlsruhe.
The Spring School final agenda and presentations organised by day are available for download below.
- Spring School Final Agenda
- Spring School Synthesis by Dr. Konstantin Mikityuk
- Overview of FRs in the world & ASTRID project by Dr. Christian Latgé
- CP-ESFR & ESFR-SMART Projects by Dr. Konstantin Mikityuk
- PFR Operational Feedback by Tony Judd
- EU GEN-IV Activities by Dr. Roger Garbil and Dr. Cristina Fernandez-Ramos
- IAEA Activities on Technology of Sodium Cooled Fast Reactors by Dr. Vladimir Kriventsev
- Fast Reactor Activities in NEA by Dr. Tatiana Ivanova
- SFR Fuel: Fundamentals and Properties by Dr. Nathalie Chauvin
- Deterministic Modelling of Nuclear Systems by Dr. Christophe Demaziere
- SFR Thermal-hydraulics by Dr. Robert Stieglitz
- Benchmark Exercise for Core Neutronics and Transient Behaviour by Dr. Alexander Ponomarev
- Modelling and Assessment of New Safety Measures for Generation-IV European Sodium Fast Reactor by Janos Bodi
- Electric Machines with Liquid Metal as a Working Body by Artūrs Brēķis
- Initial Core Performance & Burnup Calculations Dr. Emil Fridman
- Coupled Core T-H & Neutronics Simulation by Dr. Jiri Krepel
- MOX Fuel Safety and Performances by Dr. Dragos Staicu
- Sodium Boiling and Transitional Convection Flows & Sodium Boiling Tests by Dr. Antoine Gerschenfeld
- ULOF Initiation Phase Analyses by Dr. Andrei Rineiski
- Passive Core Shutdown System by Dr. Evaldas Bubelis
- Transition and Expansion Phase Analysis by Dr. Michael Flad
- Source Terms by Dr. Luis Enrique Herranz
- Source Terms by Dr. Nathalie Girault
- Sodium Fire – Atmospheric dispersion of Na aerosols & impact studies: modelling and simulation by Dr. Lynda Porcheron
- Corium Behaviour Relocated on Core Catcher by Dr. Michel Gradeck
- Flow & Velocity Measurements – Models and Experiments by Dr. Sven Eckert
- ALFRED and LFR Projects by Dr. Marco Caremello
- MYRRHA Project by Dr. Didier de Bruyn
- R&D Topics to Support these Projects by Dr. Daniele Martelli
- UK Gas Cooled Reactors Operational Feedback by Dr. Richard Stainsby
- R&D Topics to Support these Projects by Dr. Petr Vacha
- Overview on Molten Salt Reactors by Dr. Paul Gauthe
- MSR Fuel Cycle by Dr. Ondrej Benes
- H2020 Samosafer: Overview on Required R&D by Dr. Jan-Leen Kloosterman