FIFTH International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics,
Operations, & Safety (NUTHOS-5)
April 14-18, 1997, Beijing, China
MOHAMED AL-MUGRABI and
L. C. PO (CONTRACTOR)
INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
P.O. BOX 100
A-1400 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is developing an Advanced Reactor
Simulation (ARS) software and associated training package for
distribution to its Member States. It is a desk-top system using
a personal computer with interactive controls. The plant types
include PWR, BWR and PHWR in 600 MWe range. An example run using
Westinghouse AP600 plant data for a medium-sized loss-of-coolant
accident is presented. It demonstrates the simulator's reproduction
of the transient behavior of the passive emergency safety systems.
assists its Member States in the introduction and experience
of nuclear power. One element of the IAEAs programme is
the simulation of the operation of nuclear power plants, on computer.
Recently IAEA has published a technical document on the design
and development status of small and medium sized reactors.
Subsequently it has consulted experts of several Members States
in evaluation of the feasibility and defining the scope of a
possible training program. The concluded objective is to make
a desk-top simulator and training material available to all Member
States; as an educational tool to better understand the behavior
of nuclear reactors and for training purposes.
The intended target group includes a wide range of individuals,
from post-graduate students to experts dealing with the introduction
or expansion of nuclear power in their country.
The first training workshop on reactor simulation is planned
to be held in 1997. During the workshop the IAEA-ARS software
and training package will be distributed to the attendees. They
will be expected to become instructors in their own countries
for further distribution of the knowledge. As a result, a training
program centered on the use of an Advanced Reactor Simulation
(ARS) software with associated training package was formulated.