Technical Workshop on Fuel Cycle Simulation 2020

 

Dear Members of the Fuel Cycle Community,

 

In these difficult times, we hope that you and your families are doing well.

 

We regret to inform you that due to the Coronavirus spread, we have to cancel the TWoFCS 2020 workshop. Once the situation has evolved positively, we will try to find a solution to organize the workshop at the beginning of 2021. If this is not possible, we will do our maximum so that the workshop takes place in the summer 2021. We will update this page as we obtain new information.

 

We wish that you stay safe and healthy,

 

The TWoFCS 2020 organizing committee.

 

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TECHNICAL WORKSHOP ON

NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE SIMULATION

EDITION 2020

  

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.

Workshop history

The previous FCS workshops were held in following places:

  • 2016: Institut d'Astonomie, Paris, France (link)
  • 2017: Universtiy of Sout Carolina, Columbia, USA (link)
  • 2018: FIPA Jean Monnet, Paris, USA (link)
  • 2019: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA (link)

2020 Workshop organization

 

TWoFCS International Workshop will be held in

Aix en Provence (France) from

Tuesday, June 30th to Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

 

This workshop edition is organized by CEA, CNRS/IN2P3 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)
  • X. Doligez(Institut de Physique Nuclaire dOrsay, CNRS-IN2P3/Univ, Paris-Sud, France)
  • M. Ernoult (Institut de Physique Nuclaire dOrsay, CNRS-IN2P3/Univ, Paris-Sud, France)
  • B. Feng (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • M. Halasz (Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary)
  • K. Huff (University of Illinois, United States)
  • G. Krivtchik (CEA, DEN, Cadarache, France)
  • N. Thiollière (Subatech, IMTA-IN2P3/CNRS-Université, Nantes, France)
Organizing Committee
  • J.B. Clavel (IRSN, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France)
  • X. Doligez(Institut de Physique Nuclaire dOrsay, CNRS-IN2P3/Univ, Paris-Sud, France)
  • M. Ernoult (Institut de Physique Nuclaire dOrsay, CNRS-IN2P3/Univ, Paris-Sud, France)
  • G. Krivtchik (CEA, DEN, Cadarache, France)
  • N. Thiollière (Subatech, IMTA-IN2P3/CNRS-Université, Nantes, France)
  • S. Tillement (LEMNA, IMTA-Université, Nantes, France)

 

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