Modelling in Nuclear Science and Engineering Conference

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Join the Nuclear Institute and The International Society of Multiphysics on 18 October in Manchester for the 2nd annual conference.  

Explore the latest advances in mathematical modelling and simulation behaviour of nuclear materials, reactor safety and environmental effects as well as simulation advancements and deployment of techniques into nuclear science and engineering. 

You will hear from leading authorities at the forefront of advancing innovation in Nuclear Materials, Reactor Safety and Environmental Modelling.

Who should attend?
Essential for science and nuclear engineering professionals, academic researchers and suppliers seeking to enhance their awareness and knowledge of advancing modelling and simulation techniques.  Connect with peers to share, debate current advancements and market solutions.

The Programme

Registration and networking will be held from 9am - 9.30am, followed by a welcome from the Chair, Professor Moji Moatamedi of The Multiphysics Society.  

Opening keynote sessions:

Dr. Paul Howarth, Managing Director of the National Nuclear Laboratory
The importance and direction of modelling and simulation direction in our global Nuclear Industry.

Dr. Akira Yamaguchi, Professor in the University of Tokyo
Nuclear safety and the role of simulation and risk analyses

The three principle topics that will follow in the panel sessions are:

Panel Session One:  Nuclear Materials Modelling
The focus will be on exploring the materials used in the nuclear industry, covering both new materials and behaviours under extreme conditions

Chaired by Professor Siân Hope OBE, Executive Director of Innovation and Professor of Computer Science at Bangor University

Joined by 

Professor Christopher Race, Research Fellow, Dalton Nuclear Institute

Professor Steve Graham, Principal Scientist, National Nuclear Laboratory

Professor Mike Smith, Director of the EDF Modelling and Simulation Centre, Manchester University
Avoiding plausible rubbish - the challenges of validated multi-scale modelling

Networking lunch

Welcome from the Chair Dr Fiona Rayment OBE, National Nuclear Laboratory

Panel Session Two:  Nuclear Reactor Safety 

This session will concentrate on failure modes and regulations exploring severe nuclear accident scenarios and investigations

Chaired by Professor Ali Tehrani, Principal Inspector – Nuclear Safety, Office for Nuclear Regulation

Joined by

Dr John Lillington, Chief Technologist, Nuclear Reactors, AMEC Foster Wheeler             
Modelling requirements for new build reactors

Dr Fulvio Mascari, Researcher at ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies
Code applications for accident progression analyses and full scale predictive modelling challenges in nuclear reactor safety

James Dyrda, Nuclear Scientist, Division of Nuclear Science Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
OECD Collaborations in Multi-physics Experimental Data, Benchmarks and Validation

Panel Session Three:  Environmental Modelling

The final session will cover the impacts and effects of large-scale radiation leaks and dissipations of radioactive materials

Chaired by Professor Paul Smith, Manager & Technical Lead, AMEC Foster Wheeler

Joined by

Professor Chris Pain, Head of Applied Modelling & Computational Group Science and Engineering Imperial College

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Dr Andy Buchan, Lecturer in Engineering Science, Queens Mary University London
Advanced numerical methods for radiation shielding applications

Shehu Saleh, Senior Environmental Specialist, Horizon Nuclear Power
Radiological impact modelling to support permitting and consenting applications

Final discussion and reflection will draw this seminar to a close no later than 16.30

*Circumstances may occur that prevent as published participation and could lead to a slight speaker or topic alteration

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Amanda MacMillan for details     

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Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 18 Oct 2017
  • Wed 18 Oct 2017
  • DoubleTree by Hilton, One Piccadilly Place, Manchester

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