Outstanding Know-How & Sustainable Innovations

Focus Session

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 14:00 – 17:30

Coordinator: Dr. Christian Raetzke, CONLAR Consulting on Nuclear Law, Licensing and Regulation, Germany

Radiation Protection: The Implementation of the EU Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013/59 and the Release of Radioactive Material from Regulatory Control

The EU Basic Safety Standards Directive has to be implemented in national law by 6 February 2018. In Germany a new Act on Radiation Protection has been created. The changes present many challenges to regulators and industry alike in EU countries. The session will particularly focus on the release of radioactive material from regulatory control and will put it in the context of the new Directive.


The Implementation of the New EU BSS in Germany

Dr. Goli-Schabnam Akbarian, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Germany

14:30The implementation of the new EU BSS in SwedenJack Valentin, Consultant, Stockholm, Sweden; Scientific Secretary emeritus, International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP); formerly Swedish Radiation Safety Authority
15:00Comparative Overview of Regulations for Clearance in NEA Member StatesEdward Lazo, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), France
16:00Necessary Modifications on Clearance Regulations in Germany and Switzerland – Comparative AnalysisDr. Jörg Feinhals, DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Secretary of the Working Group Disposal/Directory of Fachverband für Strahlenschutz e. V. (Radiation Protection Association)
16:30Discussion with the four speakers and the audience
End of Session

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 14:00 – 17:30

Coordinators: Dr. Andreas Schaffrath, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH, Dr. Thomas Mull, New NP GmbH


14:00New Builds in UK


14:30Current Developments in China Prof. Xu Cheng, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
15:00Status on Thermal-Hydraulic Passive Safety Systems Design and Safety AssessmentProf. Francesco D'Auria, University of PISA, Italy
16:00Reactor Safety Research in GermanyDr. Thomas Nunnemann, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), 
16:30Einzeleffekt- und Integralexperimente zur Untersuchung des Anlauf- und Betriebsverhalten passiver SystemeDr. Thomas Mull, New NP GmbH, Germany
Prof. S. Leyer, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Prof. Uwe Hampel, Dr. Christoph Schuster, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany
17:00Modellierung passiver Systeme mit der nuklearen Rechenkette der GRSDr. Andreas Schaffrath, S. Buchholz, Dr. A. Krüsssenberg, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH, Germany
End of Session

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Technical Sessions

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 09:00 - 17:15

Chair of Review Committee & Keynote Coordinator: Dr. Matthias Lamm, New NP GmbH, Germany

New Builds, Innovations and Know-how
Chair: Dr. Felix Sassen & Dr. Matthias Lamm, New NP GmbH, Germany
09:00Keynote: Westinghouse New Build PerspectivesMick R Gornall, Vice President UK & ME, UKMEA, Westinghouse, United Kingdom
09:30Operational Readiness of the Barakah Nuclear Power PlantDr. Rolf Janke, Nawah Energy Company, Licensing & Regulatory Affairs, United Arab Emirates
10:30Advanced Load Following Control with Predictive Reactivity Management (ALFC-PREDICTOR)Andreas Kuhn, New NP GmbH, Germany
10:45Improving Knowledge Transfer Through Interactive Learning MethodsDr. Jeanne Bargsten, TÜV SÜD Energietechnik GmbH, Germany
11:00Digital Transformation in Nuclear Industry – Focus: Backoffice ApplicationsDr. Jan Leilich, New NP GmbH, Germany
The Future of Nuclear Power
Chair: Dr. Thomas Mull & Fabian Weyermann, New NP GmbH
11:15Keynote: Co-Generation – A Game Changer in Polands New Build Plans?Prof. Dr. hab. Grzegorz Wrochna, National Centre for Nuclear Research, Poland
11:45Lunch Break
13:00Keynote: DEMO – The Remaining Crucial Step Towards the Exploitation of Fusion Power After ITERDr. Gianfranco Federici, EUROfusion, Spain
13:30Application of Variance Reduction Techniques in Neutronics Shielding Calculations of the Stellarator Power Reactor HELIASAndré Häußler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
13:45Synergistic Effect of H and He on W Grain Boundaries: A First-Principles StudyLitong Yang, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
New Products, New Services
Prof. Andreas Class & Ralf Schneider-Eickhoff
14:00Steam Generator Segmentation Innovation ProjectNiklas Bergh, Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH, Germany
14:15ASME Certification Programs - Nuclear Certification and Other Certification ProgramsDr. Dirk Kölbl, CIS GmbH Consulting Inspection Services, TÜV Thüringen Group, Managing Director, Germany
14:30Equipment Qualification for Nuclear Power Plants – Ensuring the Compliance of Safety-Critical Nuclear EquipmentDr. Ailine Trometer, TÜV SÜD Energietechnik GmbH, Germany
14:45SISTec: Mathematical Calibration of Large Clearance MonitorsTim Thomas, Safetec Entsorgungs- und Sicherheitstechnik GmbH, Germany
15:30Perimeter Security System Peri-D-Fence-L1Christian Spatz, Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH, Germany
15:45A Multipurpose Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion for Medical Isotopes ProductionDr. Yasser Shaban, Southern Medical University,School of Biomedical Engineering,Expert Committee Member, China
16:00Neutronic Analysis of a Nuclear-Chicago NH3 Neutron HowitzerAhmet Ilker Topuz, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
16:15End of Session

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 09:00 - 17:30

Chair of Review Committee: Dr. Andreas Schaffrath, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH, Germany

Keynote Coordinator: Dr. Tatiana Salnikova, New NP GmbH, Germany


Investigation of the Operation Mode of Passive Safety System 1
Chair: TBA
09:00PANAS: Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Generic Thermal Hydraulic Issues of PassiveDr. Christoph Schuster, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany
09:15EASY – Evidence of Design Basis Accidents Mitigation Solely with Passive Safety SystemsSebastian Buchholz, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH, Germany
09:30Modelling of Condensation Inside an Inclined PipeAmirhosein Moonesi Shabestary, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
09:45Performance of the Passive Flooding System in the Integral Tests of the Easy ProjectNadine Kaczmarkiewicz, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering,Germany
Investigation of the Operation Mode of Passive Safety System 2
Chair: Dr. Thomas Mull, New NP GmbH, Germany
10:30Investigation of Thermal Coupling Model for Evaporation Process in a Slightly Inclined Tube and Tube BundlesYu Zhang, Technische Hochschule Deggendorf, Germany
10:45Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Boiling in the Slightly Inclined Tubes of the Containment Cooling CondenserFrances Viereckl, TU Dresden, Chair of Hydrogen and Nuclear Energy, Germany
11:00Model Order Reduction of Low Pressure Natural Circulation SystemRené Manthey, TU Dresden, Institute of Power Engineering, Germany
11:15Model Order Reduction of a High Pressure Natural Circulation SystemAlexander Knospe, TU Dresden, Institut für Energietechnik, Germany
11:30Post-Test Analysis of the RPV Lower Head Leak Experiment at the INKA Test Facility Using ATHLETMichael Sporn, TU Dresden, Institute of Power Engineering, Germany
12:00Lunch Break

New Thermal Hydraulic Development and Findings
Chair: Dr. Sanjeev Gupta

13:00Keynote: International Cooperation in the Experimental Field of Nuclear Thermohydraulics: Primary Coolant Loop Test Facility (PKL)K. Umminger, New NP GmbH, Germany
13:30Keynote: International Cooperation on Pool Scrubbing Research: Examples of NUGENIA/IPRESCA ProjectDr. Sanjeev Gupta, Becker Technologies GmbH, Germany
14:00Application of an Eulerian/Eulerian CFD Approach to Simulate the Thermohydraulics of Rod BundlesDr. Wei Ding, Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf, Germany
14:15Analysis of the Fatigue of the Bolts in the Flange of a Reactor Pressure VesselFabian Gottlieb, Kraftanlagen Heidelberg GmbH, Technical Analysis, Germany
14:30Preliminary Results of Water Hammer Simulation in Two-Phase Flow Regimes Using the Code ATHLET 3.1AChristoph Bratfisch, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
14:45Design of Simplified and Optimized Heavy Liquid Metal Loop for Future ApplicationsDr.-Ing. Nader Ben Said, Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH, Germany
15:00Modeling of Post-Dryout Heat TransferDali Yu, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
New Neutron Kinetic Developments and Findings
Chair: Dr. Tatiana Salnikova, New NP GmbH, Germany
15:45Keynote: Insights of End-of-Life Core Design from Utility Point of ViewDr. Marcus Seidl, PreussenElektra GmbH, Germany
16:15Frequency-Domain Investigation on the Neutron Noise in KWU PWRsMarco Viebach, TU Dresden, Institut für Energietechnik, Germany
16:30Investigation on Variation of Nodelized Macroscopic Cross Sections Driven by Deflection of Fuel assemblies with SerpentNico Bernt, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Germany
16:45PWR Cycle Analysis With the GRS Core Simulator KMACSDr. Matías Zilly, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH, Germany
17:00Application of a Full-Core Statistical Approach in LB-LOCA AnalysisDr. Andreas Wensauer, PreussenElektra GmbH, Germany
17:15Nuclear Data Uncertainty Analyses with XSUSA and MCNPDr. Winfried Zwermann, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH, Germany
17:30End of Session

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 14:00 - 16:45
Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 13:00 - 14:50

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Jörg Starflinger, University of Stuttgart, Germany 


Part 1
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
14:00-14:05Welcome and Opening AddressProf. Dr. Jörg Starflinger, University of Stuttgart, Germany
14:05-14:20Heuristic Methods in Modelling Research Reactors for Deterministic Safety AnalysisVera Koppers, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
14:20-14:35Experimental Investigation on the Heat Transfer of Innovativ Finned Tubes for Passive Cooling of Nuclear Spent Fuel PoolSebastian Unger, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V., Germany
14:40-14:55Investigation of Heat Transfer from Dried Rod Surfaces in a Spent Fuel Mock-Up with a Thermal Anemometry Grid SensorMartin Arlit, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
14:55-15:10Criticality Evaluation of Debris Beds After a Severe AccidentMaria Freiria Lòpez, University of Stuttgart, Germany
16:00-16:15Application of the Integral Diffusion Approach to the Modelling of the Oxidation of Mixtures of Fuel and ZirconiumCorbinian Nigbur, University of Stuttgart, Germany
16:15-16:30Numerical Implementation of Methods Considering Dynamic Soil-Structure InteractionArthur Feldbusch, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
16:30-16:45Airplane Crash Analysis: Semi-hard and Hard Missile Impact on Reinforced Concrete StructuresPascal Distler, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern,  Germany
16:45End of Part 1

Part 2
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
13:00-13:15An Improved Turbulent Mixing Model in Sub-channel Analysis CodeDanhong Shen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) , Germany
13:15-13:30Modeling of Post-dryout Heat TransferDali Yu, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
13:30-13:45Experimental Investigation of Boiling Crisis EnhancementThomas  Geissler, Technische Universität Dresden
13:50-14:05Development and Validation of a Correlation for Droplet Re-entrainment Estimation from Liquid PoolsTobias Jankowski, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
14:05-14:20Comparison of Different Wash-off Models for Fission Products on Containment WallsKatharina Amend, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
14:20-14:35CFD Analysis of Centrifugal Liquid Metal PumpsMoritz Schenk, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
14:35-14:50Innovative Technique for the Deep Decontamination of Highly Reinforced ConcreteSebastian Friedrich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
14:50End of Session
about 15:20Prize Ceremony in the Exhibition Area

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 09:00 – 15:30

Coordinators:  Florian Gremme and Sebastian Hahn, Young Generation Network, KTG, Germany

The Nuclear Energy CAMPUS leads through the world of radioactivity, nuclear technology and radiation protection with individual stations. There will be contact persons available at all of the themed stands to offer information in form of short talks, movies, demonstrations or experiments. Besides, information on study options and career perspectives within nuclear industry are provided. The CAMPUS language will be German.

09:00Welcome and IntroductionFlorian Gremme, Young Generation Network, KTG, Germany
09:15Introducing the Young Generation NetworkYvonne Schmidt-Wohlfarth,Young Generation Network, KTG, Germany
09:30Nuclear Technology in and Beyond our Daily LifesDr.-Ing. Andreas Havenith, Aachen Institute for Nuclear Training GmbH, Germany
10:00Working in NPPsSebastian Hahn, Young Generation Network, KTG, Germany
10:45Visit Stations of Nuclear Campus I
12:00Radioactivity and Radiation ProtectionSven Jansen, VKTA - Strahlenschutz, Analytik & Entsorgung Rossendorf e. V., Germany
12:30Lunch Break
13:15Visit Stations of Nuclear Campus II
14:30Final Disposal of Radioactive WasteTBA, Bundes-Gesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH (BGE), Germany
15:00Nuclear FusionAndré Häußler, Elena Nunnenmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
15:30Individual Visit of the Industrial Exhibition, End of Campus
Stations of Nuclear Campus
Tour in little groups
(participants are divided in 4 groups and visit 2 stations per time slot)
NPPs & Decommissioning

TBA, New NP GmbH, Germany

Yvonne Schmidt-Wohlfarth, EnBW Kernkraft GmbH, Germany

2 Electricity Market – Composition of the Electricity PriceCarsten George, Kernkraftwerk Gundremmingen GmbH, Germany
Packaging, Casks & Conditioning of WasteTBA, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany
4 Nuclear Medicine ApplicationsDr. rer. nat. Ralph Buchert, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Germany