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8th International Conference on Simulation Methods in Nuclear Science and Engineering

October 9, 2018 @ 12:00 am - October 11, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Topics of interest

The scope of the Conference covered simulation methods in all aspects of nuclear science and engineering, including, but not limited to:

  • Reactor Physics
  • Thermalhydraulics
  • Safety Analysis
  • Fuel and Fuel Channel Analysis
  • Computer Codes and Modelling
  • Verification &Validation of Computer Codes
  • Best-Estimate and Probabilistic Safety Analysis
  • Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis
  • Monte Carlo and its Applications
  • Operation Support
  • Simulation for Fusion Energy Applications
  • Advanced Reactors & Advanced Fuel Cycles
  • Irradiated-Fuel, Proliferation Resistance
  • Plant Refurbishment and Commissioning


Workshops and Tour


Tour of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Friday, October 12, all day.




DRAGON Workshop

Tuesday, October 9, 8:30 – 11:00 AM

Delivered by ÉcolePolytechnique de Montréal.



SCALE Workshop

Tuesday, October 9, 11:45 AM – 2:45 PM

Delivered by Oak Ridge National Laboratories, US.



SuperMC Workshop

Tuesday, October 9, 3:00 – 6:00 pm (Concurrent with COBRA-TF Workshop)

Delivered by Institute for Nuclear Energy Safety Technology, China.



COBRA-TF Workshop

Tuesday, October 9, 3:00 – 6:00 pm (concurrent with SuperMC workshop)

Delivered by North Carolina State University, US.


Click here for details on all Workshops.

Panel Discussion on CANDU Thermalhydraulics

The conference featured a panel session on “Current Knowledge and Areas for Improvement in CANDU Reactor Thermalhydraulics Simulations”.

The panel session was organized by Dr. Yujun Guo, [Bio] Technical Specialist of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

Five expert panelists made brief presentations covering the following sub topics essential to CANDU reactor thermalhydraulics simulations:

  1. Experiments in support of CANDU reactor thermalhydraulics simulations (Mr. Gordon Hadaller, President of Stern Laboratories) [Bio]
  2. Data analysis and development of prediction methods for major reactor thermalhydraulic parameters (Dr. Jun Yang, [Bio] Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
  3. Development and improvement of computer codes (Dr. Nusret Aydemir, [Bio] Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
  4. Verification and validation of prediction methods and computer codes (Dr. Yuksel Parlatan, [Bio] Ontario Power Generation)
  5. Quantification of simulation uncertainties (Prof. Maria Avramova, [Bio] North Carolina State University)

A discussion between panelists and the audience followed the presentations. 

Local Organising Committee

Executive Chair: Adriaan Buijs (McMaster University)
Technical Program Chair: Eleodor Nichita (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
Plenary Program Chair: Wei Shen (CANDU Owners Group)
Assistant Executive Chair: Ben Rouben (12&1 Consulting)
Treasurer: Mohamed Younis (Kinectrics (NSS) Retired)
Sponsorships: Constantin Banica (OPG)

Contact US

CNS Office: cns_office@cns-snc.ca
Tel.: +1 416-977-7620

Our Sponsors

The organizing committee is proud to acknowledge the Conference sponsors:



October 9, 2018 @ 12:00 am
October 11, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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