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Workshops and Tutorials

Guoqiang Wang
Shripad T. Revankar
Guanghui Su
Asif H. Arastu
Jovica R. Riznic

Workshop Description: This workshop will present an overview of some of the key Thermal-Hydraulic methodologies, experimentation procedure and its application to nuclear power plants. The relevant computer code model and theory will be described, and real experimental work will be presented and discussed. The workshop will feature both industry and academic experts who will present advances in thermalhydraulics methods, experiments, and simulations of key phenomena for safety assessment of various reactor systems and components. For exchanging information and experience purposes, this workshop is applicable to both students/professors and engineers in the relevant industry fields.

1. Introduction and Overview of the TH Workshop
2. Scaling For Thermal-hydraulics Experiments
3. Fundamental Experiments and CFD Application for Large Advanced PWRs Development
4. Fluid Transients in Piping Systems
5. Thermal hydraulics aspects of leakage through cracked thin wall tubes
6. PWR Safety Analysis Philosophy, WALT DNB/ATF Test Methodology, CIPS Phenomena and Analysis

Guoqiang Wang, Westinghouse Electric Company
Jovica Riznic, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Shripad Revankar, Purdue University

Richard Schultz
Yassin Hassan

Workshop Description: 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.

Yassin Hassan, Texas A&M
Richard Schultz, Idaho State University

Daren Jansen
Mat Burke
Paul Lang
Ralph Hill
Bob Keating
Tim Adams
Dale Mathews
Jay Gardner
Clay Smith

Workshop Description: 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.

NQA-1 certification presentation
Conformity Assessment Activities – 2021 and Beyond
QP Program – Quality Program For General Industry – Non-Safety Related
Plant System Design – Innovation at ASME
ASME Section III Strategic Initiatives
ASME Section III Seismic Steering Committee
ASME Section III Fatigue Action Plan
ASME Section III Quality Program Reorganization
ANDE-1 Program and Certification

Organizer: Clayton Smith

Steve Radke
Brian Vitalis
Mike Verbanic
William Conlon
Matt Scafone
Glenn Davis

Workshop Description: Steam Turbine Operational Flexibility Workshop
Speaker Intro/Main Issues (10 min each)
Steam Turbine
Energy Storage
BOP/MV Drives

Russell Chetwynd, NEC
Michael Verbanic, Siemens

Tutorial Description: This Tutorial session will include presentation material and discussion on current industry topics that relate to the installed operating fleet of turbine-generators. Speakers will include Industry subject matter from OEMs, as well as alternate suppliers’ to discuss their respective firms latest approaches, solutions, and experience for operating electrical generators operating in cyclic duty.

Instructor: Dr. Lyle Branagan

Tutorial Description: Fluid Film Bearings in Power Generation Equipment

Instructor: Lange Kimball

Tutorial Description: Pipe supports, intended to be low maintenance items, became low priority to plants. Now, ASME B31.1, Chapter VII emphasizes that ignoring pipe supports is no longer acceptable and could open a plant up to significant liability. This workshop discusses setting up a pipe support surveillance program, highlights different support problems and how to recognize them. Potential damaging results are discussed. Suggestions are provided as to how to rectify the issues.