W17  Advanced Modeling and Simulation: Can it Reduce Costs and Transform the Future?

Advanced modeling and simulation (M&S) has the potential to change the traditional approach to the design and evaluation of nuclear systems and components. Understanding complex phenomena, such as the detonation of nuclear devices or the prediction of hurricanes and other natural disasters, is now addressed by M&S on high-performance computer systems now available to many organizations. Advanced M&S has been suggested as a way the nuclear industry can reduce costs, while maintaining the high level of safety that exists today. This session will explore the future of M&S in nuclear power plant applications. The session will cover a range of domains, from traditional uses such as thermal-hydraulics and nuclear fuel safety to emerging areas such as nondestructive evaluation and security. Panelists will share how M&S is being employed practically to create a safer and more efficient future.

  • Stephen Bajorek, Senior Technical Advisor for Thermal Hydraulics Code Development and Analysis, Division of Systems Analysis, RES/NRC tel: 301-415-2345, e-mail: Stephen.Bajorek@nrc.gov
  • Jason Thompson, Reactor Systems Engineer, Division of Systems Analysis, RES/NRC tel: 301-415-1660, e-mail: Jason.Thompson@nrc.gov

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