Outstanding Know-How & Sustainable Innovations

Focus Session

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

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 09:00 - 12:00

A (theoretical) large-scale nuclear accident in the EU raises several related issues, such as the probability of extensive off-site damage or issues of emergency preparedness and response. A focus will be put on the radiological and non-radiological impact of an accident, based on experience from Fukushima. Finally, consequences for legal compensation will be discussed.

Improvements on French NPPs Following Fukushima Accident

Jean Barbaud, Délégué sûreté à l’international, EDF, France

Changes in the German Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and the European PerspectiveJan Pauly, PreussenElektra, Germany
Organisation of the Disaster Control in the Vicinity of Nuclear Installations in Lower Saxony

Dr. Michael Gründel
Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection of Lower Saxony, Germany

The Radiological and Non-Radiological Impact of the Fukushima AccidentDr. Wolfgang Weiss
former Head of Radiation Protection and Health at the Federal Office for Radiation Protection, Former Chair of UNSCEAR, Germany

The Fukushima Accident: Lessons Learned for Liability and CompensationXimena Vásquez-Maignan
Head, Office of Legal Counsel, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, France

Topical Session

Coordinator: Dr. Stefan Nießen, Vice President Research & Innovation, AREVA GmbH, Germany

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 13:00 - 18:00

Nuclear Power is not only about reactors. In fact, the nuclear fuel cycle requires just as much know-how, investments and decades of experience. Installations of the fuel cycle are concentrated in only a few countries and companies. The more interesting it is for the nuclear community as a whole to be aware of the diverse technologies and challenges related to uranium mining, conversion, enrichment, the trading of these services, used fuel recycling and fabrication of MOX fuel elements. The session will feature first-hand speakers from all these different elements of the nuclear value chain.

Fuel Cycle – A Strategic Choice (working title): Domestic Nuclear Industry or Imports?Hergen Haye, Director, Nuclear Futures Limited, UK
Uranium Mining: How Certain is Future Uranium Supply?Christian Polak, AREVA Mines, France
ConversionPierre Durante, AREVA Front End, France
EnrichmentOlga  Kudoyarova, Tenex, Russia
Reprocessing: Decades of Experience and Still ProgressEric Blanc, Former Deputy Head of La Hague, France
Vitrification in China: Ambitions and StatusHans Genthner, CEO, Kraftanlagen Heidelberg GmbH, Germany
MOX Fabrication: Experience and ChallengesPhilippe Pinson, Back-end Business Group Direction Sales & Operations Planning, AREVA NC, France
PRISM Concept for the UK: Fast Reactors Close the CycleDavid J. Powell, Vice President, GE-Hitachi, UK
Trading: What Are the Current Market Trends?Fiedel Aul, CEO, Urangesellschaft mbH, Germany

Coordinator: Dr. Martin Pache, Customer Project Director, Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH, Germany; Ulf Benjaminsson, NF Marketing Manager, Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB, Sweden

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 08:30 - 13:00

This session has the objective to build new bridges between providers of innovative technologies and utilities operating VVER reactors and to foster an exciting exchange of information.

Introduction to VVER Technology: Concept and Actual Status of Implementation of Ukrainian FLEXOleksandar Markov, NPP Operation Support Institute, Ukraine
Operator View: Future Need for Modifications for Lifetime Extension in VVER PlantsSergiy Tarakanov, Energoatom, Ukraine
Operator View: Experiences with the Implementation of Novel Waste Management Technologies in VVER PlantsJussi-Matti Mäki, Fortum Power and Heat Oy, Finland
Expert View: Nuclear Requirements for Equipment of International VVER New Build. Cooperation Between Russian TSO ZAES and TÜV SÜD

Dr. Lötsch, TÜV Süd, Germany

Sergey Butskikh, Zarubyezh Atom Energo Stroy, Russia

Supplier View: Development and Introduction of VVER Fuel Elements for UkraineDr. Carina Önneby, Westinghouse, Sweden
Supplier View: Examples and Experiences with Product Adaptations for VVER ReactorsDr. Detlev Reichenbach, AREVA, Germany
Supplier View: APROS Multipurpose Simulation Software for Improvement of Safety and Efficiency of VVERsKari Porkholm, Fortum, Finland
Supplier View: Updating the RAW Management in UkraineDr. Hagen Jung, Nukem Technologies Engineering Services GmbH, Germany
Panel DiscussionAll Participants

Technical Sessions

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 09:00 - 12:00

Chair: Dr. Andreas Schaffrath, Head of Division Reactor Safety Research, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH, Germany

Thermal Hydraulic Experiments and Applications
Large-Scale Heat Transfer Experiments with Supercritical R134a Flowing Upward in a Circular TubeFlorian Feuerstein, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany
Outline of Experimental Investigations on the Coolability of Debris Beds at the DEBRIS Test Facility, University of StuttgartSimon Leininger, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Analyzing Different HPCI Operation Modes Simulated with ATHLET-CD Regarding Possible Core Degradation Phenomena in Fukushima-Daiichi Unit 3Christoph Bratfisch, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Mathematical Modelling for the Exchange of Thermal Radiation Between Fuel Rods in a PWR Fuel Assembly StorageHassan Chahi, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Germany
Neutron Kinetics Developments and Applications
Nuclear Data Uncertainty Analysis for Fast Reactor CalculationsFriederike Bostelmann, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH, Germany
Nuclear Data Uncertainty Analysis of the Very High Temperature Reactor Critical Assembly Benchmark with XSUSAFriederike Bostelmann, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH, Germany
The Concept of Low Power Thorium Reactor Facility with Thermal NeutronsVladimir Knyshev, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia


Thursday, 11 May 2016, 08:30 - 13:30

Chair: Dr. Matthias Lamm, R&D Manager, AREVA GmbH, Germany

Innovation in Operation
From the Basic Load Cover to Covering Gaps LoadProf. Dr. Helmut Alt, FH Aachen, Germany
Improving Automated Load Flexibility in Nuclear Power Plants (NPP)

Andreas Kuhn, AREVA GmbH,Germany

Neutronics for Next Generation Power Plants
Neutronics Source Modeling for Stellarator Power Reactors of the HELIAS-TypeAndré Häußler, Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Neutronic and Fuel Performance Calculations for the ALLEGRO Reactor Using MCNP and the TRANSURANUS CodeChristian Herold, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Innovative Products and Technologies
AFCEN RCC-CW Code: Containment Tests and MonitoringDr. Burkhard Wienand, AREVA GmbH, Germany
The Pressure Equalization Ceiling of Pressurized Water ReactorsDr. Dirk Ostermann, AREVA GmbH, Germany
Influence of Remaining Service Life on the Design of Nuclear Building StructuresRüdiger Meiswinkel, MBI Bautechnik GmbH, Germany
Venting of Hydrogen with Selective Hydrogen Filters within the Depressurization System of the BWR in GundremmingenDimitri-Dietrich Menschow, Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH, Germany
Inspection of Inaccessible Areas - The Heysham CaseHelmut Jarisch, Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH, Germany
Study of Potential Use of Augmented Reality in Nuclear ApplicationsDr. Felix Philipp Sassen, Westinghouse Electric Germany GmbH, Germany
Reducing False Alarms in Portal Monitors by Patented FastTrack-AlgorithmChristian Günther, Mirion Technologies (RADOS) GmbH, Germany
Education and Training in Nuclear Decommissioning Needs, Opportunities and ChallengesHans Guenther Schneider, European Commission, Belgium

Workshop Preserving Competence

Coordinator: Dr. Wolfgang Steinwarz, Siempelkamp Ingenieur und Service GmbH, Germany

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 09:00 - 12:50

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 08:30 - 13:00




Welcome and Opening AddressDr. Wolfgang Steinwarz
Siempelkamp Ingenieur und Service GmbH, Germany
Model Development and Simulation of Passive Safety Systems in System Code ATHLETNina Neukam
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
On the Influence of Local Flow Structure on the Boiling CrisisThomas Geißler
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Axial Fuel Rod Expansion Model in Nodal Code DYN3D for SFR ApplicationEvgeny Nikitin
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf HZDR, Germany
Theoretical and Experimental Investigations for Diagnosis of the Core State during Severe AccidentsSebastian Schmidt
Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Analysis of SAM Coatings for Dropwise Condensation in Passive Safety SystemsSebastian Unger
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Airplane Crash Analysis: Semi-Hard Impact on Reinforced Concrete StructuresMoritz Lönhoff
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
Enhancement of ASTEC and COCOSYS Regarding Fission Product Release during MCCIKathrin Agethen
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Numerical Investigations on Disperse Multiphase Flows in Separation FiltersEmilia v. Fritsch
Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology (KIT) / TU Dresden, Germany
Experimental Study of Centrifugal Pumps under Gas Entrainment ConditionsThomas Schäfer
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf HZDR, Germany


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Micro-Reinforced High Performance Concrete for Aircraft Impact and MissilesSandro Zwecker
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
Development of Computational Methods to Describe the Mechanical Behavior of PWR Fuel AssembliesAndreas Wanninger
Technische Universität München, Germany
Spatially-Resolved Flow Measurement of Steam in the Subchannels of a Fuel Element Mock-Up during Dry-OutMartin Arlit
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Using DBSy Models and Attack TreesYuan Gao
AREVA GmbH, Germany
Experimental and Numerical Study of a Passive Flooding SystemNadine Kaczmarkiewicz
Technische Hochschule Deggendorf, Germany
Two-Phase Flow Studies in Complex GeometriesMartin Neumann
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Analysis of Natural-Circulation Systems with Nonlinear Instabilities Perspectively on Application of Bifurkation Analysis by Reduced Order ModellingRené Manthey
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Investigation of the Condensation Process on Inclined Tubes as Part of Passive Heat Transfer SystemsFrances Viereckl
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Towards the CFD Simulation of Spent Fuel Pool Accidents Resulting in Partially Uncovered Fuel AssembliesRonald Oertel
Helmholz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf HZDR, Germany
Modeling of Particles Relocation in Degraded Cores of Light Water Reactors with MeltdownWael Hilali
Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Using Gamma Radiation Measurements for Fuel Level Detection in PWRCarsten Brachem
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Experimental lnvestigation of Isothermal Stratified Flow Mixing in a Horizontal TJunctionAlexander Isaev
Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Numerical Simulation of Droplet Flows in a Pressurized Water Reactor ContainmentChristian Kaltenbach
Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Numerical Simulation of a Natural Convection Flow in the THAI+-FacilityAbdennaceur Mansour
Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Development of an Experimental Set-up for lnvestigations of Pipe LeckageStefan Schmid
Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Experimental lnvestigation of Different Static Mixers for the IKE/MPA Fluid-Structure-Interaction FacilityMi Zhou
Universität Stuttgart, Germany

Nuclear Energy Campus

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 10:30 – 15:30

Coordinator: Helge Gottschling, 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.

Welcome Speech and Introduction to Nuclear Energy CampusHelge Gottschling, Young Generation Network, KTG, Germany
Visit Stations of Nuclear Campus ITour in Little Groups
Nuclear Energy: An Environmentalist PerspectiveKirsty Gogan Alexander, Co-Founder & Director of “Energy for Humanity”, UK
Visit Stations of Nuclear Campus IITour in Little Groups
Visit Stations of Nuclear Campus IIITour in Little Groups
Short Presentation of KTG Young GenerationYvonne Schmidt-Wohlfarth, Spokesperson of the Board, Young Generation Network, KTG, Germany
Round Table and Discussion: Future Career Perspectives within Nuclear IndustryMembers of the KTG Young Generation Board
Visit Stations
Fuel Assembly Production: Technics and Perspective WorldwideDr. Markus Schlenker, Fuel Design Thermal-Hydraulics, AREVA GmbH, Germany
Dr. Hendrik Wiesel, Head of Laboratory, Fuel Assembly Production, ANF GmbH, Germany
Elmer Loeprich, Manager Plant Maintenance Support, URENCO Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Sven Ostendorf, Shift Operations, URENCO Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Dr. Chris Breuer, Communications Manager, URENCO Deutschland
GmbH, Germany
Nuclear Power Plants Phase Out – From Operations to Dismantling

Carsten George, Deputy Manager, Mechanical Engineering, Kernkraftwerk Gundremmingen GmbH, Germany

Thomas Zimmermann, KTG Young Generation, Germany

Safe Disposal – From Power Plant to Final RepositoryBurghard Rosen, Public Relations Manager, GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Germany
View into the Future: Advanced Reactor Concepts of Nuclear Fission and Fusion

Nico Bernt, Scientific Assistant, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Power Engineering, Technical University Dresden, Germany

Radioactivity and Radiation Protection

Sven Jansen, Head of Division Inhouse Radiation Protection, VKTA, Germany

Jörg Hauptmann, Nuclear Material Specialist, Inhouse Radiation
Protection, VKTA, Germany

Medical Diagnostics with Radioactive MoleculesProf. Dr. Janos Mester, Klinik für Nuklearmedizin, UKE Hamburg, Germany