Technical Workshop on Fuel Cycle Simulation 2021

 

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP ON

NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE SIMULATION

EDITION 2021

  

Workshop motivations and goals

Dynamic fuel cycle simulators are developed to enhance the scientific knowledge related to nuclear fuel cycle physics. While those tools help to understand fuel cycle physics and to highlight drivers for nuclear inventories, they are also used as boundary objects for building interdisciplinary researches in link with sociology, economics, etc. Many different fuel cycle simulation tools are developed by nuclear engineering and research institutions. 

Since 2015, an international effort has been made between fuel cycle simulators developers and users in order to connect stakeholders and facilitate the development of international collaborations. In this framework, workshops are organized in order to provide the opportunity for scientists to present and exchange about their work and to build collaborations and projects at national and international levels.

An International Panel Discussion is organized by Stéphanie Tillement and is focused on strategies for the nuclear of the future, with key industrial actors from France, Russia, USA and UK. This event will take place on 30 june 2021 (2 - 4 p.m., french time).

Workshop history

The previous FCS workshops were held in following places:

  • 2016: Institut d'Astronomie, Paris, France (link)
  • 2017: University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA (link)
  • 2018: FIPA Jean Monnet, Paris, USA (link)
  • 2019: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA (link)
  • 2020: Cancelled due to COVID crisis

2021 Workshop organization

 

TWoFCS International Workshop will be held online

Monday, June 28th to Friday, July 2nd, 2021

 

This workshop edition is organized by CEA, CNRS/IN2P3IMT Atlantique and IRSN and is also conceived as an opportunity for enhancing discussions between representatives of different parties involved in construction, evaluation or use of fuel cycle scenarios. Besides technical aspects, fuel cycle simulations have significant, yet often implicit, political and social dimensions.

Topics of interest

  • Fuel cycle simulation tools and physical models
  • Nuclear fuel cycle scenario studies
  • Energy transition scenario studies (including nuclear and other energy types)
  • Exploratory analysis (optimization, uncertainty, resilience / robustness, etc.)
  • Benchmarks and validation
  • Interdisciplinary studies (economics and sociology for nuclear fuel cycles and scenarios)
  • Renewables and nuclear energy modeling considerations (load following, energy storage, hybrid systems, etc.)

Scientific Committee

  • F. Alvarez-Velarde (CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain)
  • J.B. Clavel (IRSN, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France)
  • F. Courtin (CEA, Cadarache, France)
  • X. Doligez (Laboratoire de Physique des 2 Infinis Irène Joliot Curie, CNRS-IN2P3/Univ, Paris-Sud, France)
  • M. Ernoult (Laboratoire de Physique des 2 Infinis Irène Joliot Curie, CNRS-IN2P3/Univ, Paris-Sud, France)
  • K. Huff (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • B. Feng (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • G. Krivtchik (Nuclear Energy Agency, OECD)
  • N. Thiollière (IMT Atlantique - Subatech, CNRS/IN2P3 - Université, Nantes, France)
  • D. Wojtaszek (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Canada)
Organizing Committee
  • F. Courtin (CEA Cadarache) - Committee Leader
  • J.B. Clavel (IRSN, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France)
  • X. Doligez(Laboratoire de Physique des 2 Infinis Irène Joliot Curie, CNRS-IN2P3/Univ, Paris-Sud, France)
  • M. Ernoult (Laboratoire de Physique des 2 Infinis Irène Joliot Curie, CNRS-IN2P3/Univ, Paris-Sud, France)
  • N. Thiollière (IMT Atlantique - Subatech - CNRS/IN2P3 - Université, Nantes, France)
  • S. Tillement (IMT Atlantique, France)

 

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