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Washington D.C. Short Courses

Thermal-hydraulics of Nuclear Systems

Part I: Bases

Part II: Applications

Part III: Computational Multiphase Fluid Dynamics

The Marriott Residence Inn, Bethesda
Washington, D.C.
October 26 - October 30, 2015

Hosted by:
The Energy Institutes
at
City College New York and University of Wisconsin, Madison


The Courses

Single and multiphase flows and heat transfer with phase change are of interest to researchers and engineers working in all aspects of the nuclear industry. The course offered here is related to similar courses that have been offered in the past at Stanford University, the University of California-Santa Barbara and the ETH-Zurich.

The course has a greater emphasis on the thermal-hydraulic aspects of nuclear systems and is being offered in Washington, DC. It affords not only the opportunity to meet outstanding lecturers, but also colleagues working nationwide on similar topics.

The course is organized in a modular form with an intensive introductory part for participants having basic knowledge of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and numerical techniques, but also with a second more specialized part that discusses the latest information and applications. A tutorial text is e-mailed to the participants before the course to introduce the very basic concepts to fill any gaps in background and help participation in the courses in the most productive ways.

Part I, Bases covers the common background material and emphasises the latest modelling and computational aspects of single and multiphase flows in nuclear systems.

Part II, Applications covers single and multiphase flow topics specifically of topical interest to nuclear systems. This part reviews, for example, recent developments with applications to design basis accidents, steam generator tube rupture analyses, coupled neutronics-thermal-hydraulics, degraded core effects on long term cooling as well as beyond design basis accidents.

Part III, Computational Multiphase Fluid Dynamics (CMFD) , presents the latest commercial and applications-oriented computer models as applied to nuclear systems.

The emphasis in these courses is on:

This limited-enrollment course features:


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