• 26 Oct

    BNS Workshop October 2017

    SCK-CEN, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol @08:30

    From nuclear data to a reliable estimate of spent fuel decay heat


    Nuclear spent fuel continues to emit heat for hundreds of years challenging both intermediate and final disposal. A reliable estimate of this decay heat is of utmost importance for both the design and safe operation of the repositories. Combining state-of-the-art nuclear data, particle transport codes and uncertainty propagation tools, one can develop a procedure to make reliable estimates, including uncertainty, of this decay heat based on the irradiation history of the fuel. In a licensing framework, this procedure needs to be validated against experiments at different scales. This Topical Day aims to bring together specialists in the field of nuclear decay heat data, (non-)destructive analysis of spent fuel and the end-users: designers and future operators of spent fuel repositories for intermediate and final disposal.


    Programme (link)

    Registration via BNS

    In line with its mission of sharing knowledge about nuclear science and technology, the BNS associates itself to the Topical Day on “From nuclear data to a reliable estimate of spent fuel decay heat”, organized by SCK-CEN and EC-JRC. The registration fees for 20 members will be covered by the BNS.

    Deadline for registration: October 20