MMSNF 2011

Materials Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels
Aix en Provence, France September 26th to 28th

The MMSNF-2011 "Materials Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels" will be held in Aix en Provence, France, from September 26th to 28th. The workshop will be organized jointly by the Cadarache CEA Nuclear Energy Division and IRSN (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire)

The workshop is supported by the F-BRIDGE European project in order to strengthen the link between the European and international community in the field of nuclear fuel multi-scale modeling and simulation.
MMSNF-2011 will take place the week immediately after the second F- school on "synergy between modeling and experiments for the investigation of nuclear fuels and materials under irradiation", which will be organized in Cambridge, UK, from September 19th to 23rd.




The goal of MMSNF workshops is to stimulate research and discussions on modeling and simulations of nuclear fuels, to assist the design of improved fuels and the evaluation of fuel performance. In addition to research focused on existing or improved types of LWR reactors, recent modeling programs, networks, and links have been created to develop innovative nuclear fuels and materials for future generations of nuclear reactors. Examples can be found in Europe (e.g. F-BRIDGE project and ACTINET network and SAMANTHA cooperative network), in the USA (e.g. CMSN network activities) and also in Japan (e.g. the NXO project). The rationale behind this workshop is to contribute to improving the communication and to stimulate synergies among different groups.

Venue

The “Materials Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels” workshop, MMSNF 2011, will be held in Aix en Provence, at the Aquabella Hotel.

Rooms have been pre-booked for MMSNF 2011 attendees in the first three hotels below. To reserve a room send an e-mail to the hotels (see links below) in mentioning MMSNF 2011.
Deadline for reservation is August 22nd, 2011. Please mention MMSNF 2011 in your reservation.


Hotel Address Distance Informations Rates
AQUABELLA 2 rue des étuves
13100 AIX-EN-PROVENCE
+33(0)442991500
MMSNF hotel Mail

Web site
Room and breakfast: 139€
Tourist tax: 0.95€
HOTEL SAINT CHRISTOPHE 2 Avenue Victor Hugo
13100 AIX-EN-PROVENCE
+33(0)442260124
900 m Mail

Web site
Room with breakfast: 84€
Tourist tax: 0.85€
LE CARDINAL 24, rue Cardinale
13100 Aix-en-Provence
+33(0)442383230
1 km Mail

Web site
Single: 65€
Double: 75€
Breakfast: 8€
Tourist tax: 0.85€
HOTEL DU GLOBE 74, cours Sextius
13100 AIX-EN-PROVENCE
+33(0)442260358
300 m Web site Room: 56 €
Breakfast: 7.8 €
Tourist tax: 0.85 €
LE MANOIR 8, rue d’Entrecasteaux
13100 AIX-EN-PROVENCE
+33(0)442262720
350 m Web site Room: 67 €
Breakfast: 8 €
Tourist tax: 0.85 €
Hôtel le Galice BEST WESTERN 5-7 Route de Galice
13090 Aix-en-Provence
+33(0)442527527
1 km Web site Room: 99 to 160 €
Breakfast: 12 €
Tourist tax: 0.85 €>
GRAND HÔTEL ROI RENÉ 24 Boulevard du Roi René
13100 Aix-en-Provence
+33(0)442376100
1,2 km Web site Room: 180 €
Breakfast: 23 €
Tourist tax: 4.05 €

Programme

  • The workshop will consist of 6 sessions:
    . Electronic structure
      (“first principles”) calculations
    . Empirical potential methods
    . Meso-scale methods
    . Continuum theory-based models
      Fuel performance codes
    . Thermodynamic calculations
    . Experimental studies
  • Each session will consist of 20 minute oral presentations, each followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion. In addition, a general discussion session will take place each day.

  • Two poster sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday evening. The posters will stay in the room to the end of the workshop to promote discussions. The format for posters is A0, portrait-oriented.
  • Finally, a visit of Cadarache center facilities will be organised on Tuesday afternoon.

LOCAL COMMITTEE

  • Carole VALOT (CEA)
  • Marjorie BERTOLUS (CEA)
  • Roland DUBOURG (IRSN)
  • Bastien DUPLANTIER (LGI), website
  • Gwenaëlle CORTES (CEA), secretariat

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE

  • Tim BARTEL (SNL, USA)
  • Roland DUBOURG (IRSN, France)
  • Christine GUENEAU (CEA, France)
  • Robin GRIMES (Imperial College, UK)
  • John KILLEEN (IAEA)
  • Moto-yasu KINOSHITA (CRIEPI/JAEA/U-Tokyo, Japan)
  • Kazuo MINATO (JAEA, Japan)
  • Yoshiyuki NEMOTO (OECD/NEA)
  • Toru OGAWA (JAEA, Japan)
  • Kemal PASAMEHMETOGLU (INL, USA)
  • Marius STAN (ANL, USA)
  • James TULENKO (Univ. of Florida, USA)
  • Carole VALOT (CEA, France)
  • Paul VAN UFFELEN (JRC-ITU, EU)

PAST EVENTS

DateLocationMore informations
2003 Jun 9th to 10thSante Fe (USA)Website of event
2003 Nov 20th to 21thNouvelle Orléans (USA)Website of event
2004 Nov 18th to 19thWashington DC (USA)Website of event
2005 Nov 17th to 18thWashington DC (USA)Website of event
2006 Jun 1st to 2ndNice (France)Agenda
2007 Dec 13th to 14thTokyo (Japan)Website of event
2008 Sept 29th to 30thKarlsruhe (Germany)Agenda
2009 Oct 19th to 21thAlbuquerque (USA)Website of event
2010 Oct 4th to 7thKarlsruhe (Germany)Website of event

Contact


For any information, please contact Gwenaëlle CORTES at contact(at)mmsnf.org