8-14 March 2020
ICC Sydney
Australia/Sydney timezone

Technical Tracks Scope

International Youth Nuclear Congress 2020
Technical Tracks chair: ignacio.gomez@iync2020.org

  • Track 1: Operation, Maintenance and Design Modification of Reactor Systems

    TT01

    This Track scope is mainly limited to Reactor technology with enhanced fuel cycle features, cost optimization, life cycle management, risk-based maintenance, operational experiences, performance and reliability improvements, outage optimization, power up-rating, asset management, human factors, plant staffing, outage reduction features, major component reliability, repair and replacement, in-service inspection, and codes & standards.

  • Track 2: Advanced Nuclear Systems and Fusion technologies

    TT02

    This Track scope is mainly limited to Reactor designs for near term deployment (AP1000, ABWR, ESBWR, System 80+, EPR, IRIS, US APWR, CAP, I2S, ACR Series, GT-HMR, SMR), standard and certified designs, design and construction, certification process, early site permits. Generation IV reactors, Accelerator-driven subcritical system, research and demonstration reactors, safety, economics, sustainability, advanced construction and project management techniques. Fusion energy physics, burning plasma experiments, target fabrication and technology, tritium science and technology, magnetic and inertial fusion energy reactor studies, heating and current drive physics and technology, plasma control, plasma diagnostics, fusion-driven subcritical systems

  • Track 3: Neutronics and Reactor Physics

    TT03

    This Track scope is mainly limited to Nuclear Data libraries, core design methods, core optimization, multiphysics coupling, nuclear criticality safety analysis methodologies and experiments, burnup credit, spent fuel disposition, transport theory numerical methods, high performance computation, deterministic and Monte Carlo methods, model, computational code and their verification, validation and uncertainty quantification in reactor physics.

  • Track 4: Thermal-hydraulics

    TT04

    This Track scope is mainly limited to Separate and integral effect tests; experimental techniques and measurement; heat transfer under single, two-phase and multiphase flow; development, validation, application of thermal hydraulic computer codes at the system, component, meso and micro scales; containment thermal-hydraulics and aerosol transport, thermal-hydraulics of molten core and severe accidents, coupling to system codes.

  • Track 5: Nuclear Materials

    TT05

    This Track scope is mainly limited to Fuel, core, reactor pressure vessel and internals structures, environmental effects and fracture mechanics, design and monitoring for seismic, advanced materials issues, dynamic and extreme accidents, irradiation issues, materials and structural mechanics issues, aging material issues, concrete and steel containments design and analysis, codes and standards for new generation plants.

  • Track 6: Nuclear Safety, Security and Radiation Protection

    TT06

    This Track scope is mainly limited to Transient and accident performance including design basis and severe accidents; nuclear plant security, natural disaster-initiated accidents, accident management, risk management, probabilistic safety assessment, reliability engineering, fire protection, emergency preparedness, radiological safety, fuel storage transportation. Nuclear material safeguards, non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, neutron spectroscopy, neutron and photon correlation and multiplicity. Radiation shielding, monitoring and detection. Advanced dosimetry, ALARA-related projects. Reactor licensing, BEPU analysis, advanced reactor design certification, Regulatory issues.

  • Track 7; Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Waste Management and Decommissioning

    TT07

    This Track scope is mainly limited to Fuel reliability issues and experience, advanced fuel cycles and associated fuel forms, fuel cycle economics and burn-up optimization, resources futures, reload analysis and optimization techniques, Uranium mining, enrichment and processing, fuel fabrication and manufacturing, MOX fuel, fuel blending from HEU, thorium and alternative fuel cycles, reprocessing, onsite storage, repositories, transportation of spent fuel, fuel cask design, waste transmutation. Waste minimization, transport, processing and disposal. Decontamination and decommissioning of facilities.

  • Track 8: Nuclear Policy, Economics and Social Issues

    TT08

    This Track scope is mainly limited to: Government programs supporting deployment, the economics of nuclear power, sustainability, construction and project management techniques, international cooperation, maintaining adequate workforce levels and competency, nuclear economics, public acceptance. Environmental impacts and carbon reduction of nuclear systems. Climate change related issues.

  • Track 9: Communication, Education and Knowledge Management

    TT09

    This Track is mainly limited to a Communication campaign, strategies, and approaches for nuclear energy.Training and education, teaching approaches, Degree offering, Curriculum development, Role of laboratories and experimental facilities, Simulator development for education, collaborative efforts of industry and research in education, Professional human resources supplement and demand, Evaluation of training and education, importance of human factor in NPP, NPP personnel training, human factors and workforce aging, health physics and occupational exposure. National Young Generation projects, Regional Young Generation projects. New Initiatives, Experience sharing point, IYNC and YGN forecasting

  • Track 10: Non-Power applications: Medicine, Biology and Industry

    TT10

    This Track scope is mainly limited to: Non-power application of nuclear technology in various fields including agriculture, mining, medicine, biology, industry, radiation measurement, oil logging. Non-classical nuclear system concepts, non-conventional energy conversion systems, Non-Destructive Examination Technology, RTG, nuclear power for space exploration.

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