Conference Announcement: University of Liverpool – Academic Workshop on Accident Tolerant Fuels 🗓 🗺

The following event is not organised by the BWR Hub and Network but may be of interest to to our readers. Here is the announcement of the event provided by the University of Liverpool:

Academic Workshop on Accident Tolerant Fuels (ATF)

30th Aug. – 1st Sept. 2017

This workshop focuses on the basis and concepts for Accident tolerant fuels (ATF). Accident tolerant fuels have been a strong focus for development since the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident in Japan, with activity focusing on better understanding nuclear reactor materials under accidents, which are outside standard parameters, leading to the development of so-called accident tolerant fuels. This workshop will provide an opportunity, and overview, of the concepts relevant to accident tolerant fuels, based on the material requirements.

The workshop will be delivered using both lectures, and discussions, around the relevant topics, such as the impact of reactor design on materials choices. This will then lead onto how components perform during operation, and how they in turn compare with accident scenarios. Such scenarios will in turn lead onto the development of ATF, and how it in turn modifies reactor design concepts going forward. The workshop will be delivered by both experienced academics, and industry representatives who have experience in this field.

The workshop is free for the students and they will be provided with accommodation.

REGISTRATION: Please send an email to by Wednesday, August 20th 2017

Topics Covered:

  1. Review of LWR and AGR designs including material aspects and choices.
  2. Nuclear fuel and cladding -material requirements, properties and operational impacts.
  3. What is a Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA)?
  4. Historical accidents, e.g.Three Mile Island, Fukushima.
  5. Advanced reactor and fuel designs.
  6. Computational modelling aimed at advanced ATF.


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