Proposed by the Technical Area 2 SARNET (Severe Accident Research NETwork of excellence) in the frame of NUGENIA, the Severe Accident Phenomenology Course will focus on disseminating the knowledge gained on severe accidents in the last two decades to Master and PhD students, young engineers and researchers recently involved in this field. It will be hosted by IJS in Ljubljana from 23 to 17 October 2017.
This 7th SARNET course is a sequel to the previous recent ones in London (2013) and Stockholm (2015). The programme will cover severe accident phenomenology, progression and mitigation in current water-cooled Gen.II and Gen.III Nuclear Power Plants (NPP), but also different design solutions in Gen.III NPPs. A special session will be given on the severe accidents of Fukushima-Daiichi NPP in Japan.
Lectures will be given by international experts and professors from major nuclear institutes, industries and universities working on the topic. Lecturers will be able to describe how the different plants would react during a severe accident.
The course will also include background lectures on NPP safety, severe accident scenarios and events leading, respectively, to the early and late failure of the containment.
The course is open to university students with a discount fee. The course can contribute 3 ECTS as an advanced course for Master and PhD students (granted by the University of Ljubljana).