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The following workshops are planned for Sunday August 2, 2020. The workshop speakers include international experts and practitioners.

CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)

The CFD seminar will target young researchers, engineers, and students to provide the basis and results for a selection of several CFD applications for certain thermal-hydraulic problems. Wide variety knowledge and up-to-date information on CFD will be presented by leading CFD specialists. The presentations begin with the fundamental equations and numerical solution methods, and then continue to recent developments and some practical guidelines of CFD for nuclear engineering applications. Informal discussions and questions will be conducted.

Thermal-Hydraulic Methods, Experimentation and Benchmarking

This workshop will present an overview of some of the key Thermal-Hydraulic methodologies, experimentation procedures and their applications to nuclear power plants. The relevant computer code model and theory will be described and real experimental work will be presented and discussed. Meanwhile, computer code simulations of experiments and benchmarking will also be presented. For exchanging information and experience purposes, this workshop is applicable to both students/professors and engineers in the relevant industry fields.

Fluid Transients

This workshop will present an overview of the fluid mechanics of classical waterhammer theory and its application to nuclear power plant systems. All known waterhammer mechanisms will be discussed together with the methods of simulating these. Real plant examples will be presented and discussed. Results of computer simulation of waterhammer solutions will be presented in the form of animations showing the movement of pressure and velocity waves. These greatly help in understanding the phenomena and the associated mechanisms. Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) aspects will also be addressed.

Nuclear Codes & Standards Workshop

This workshop will promulgate an open technical exchange of information and sharing of lessons learned in response to current codes and standards needs. All interested stakeholders will contribute toward the development and modification of codes, standards, and conformity assessment activities and help identify international collaboration efforts.