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“Materials Modeling and Simulations for Nuclear Fuels” (MMSNF 2013) workshop

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Presentation during MMSNF Workshop in Chicago

 

Oct. 26, 2013 (updated on Nov. 6, 2013)
The 2013 edition of the “Materials Modeling and Simulations for Nuclear Fuels” (MMSNF) workshop series was organized by Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago. The workshop was held at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago from October 14-16, 2013.

The MMSNF workshop series began ten years ago in Santa Fe, NM. Marius Stan, one of the founders of the series, described the specific discussion environment of the meetings as “No parallel sessions, no invited speakers, and no bad weather”. That turned out to be the case for the 2013 edition; the organizing committee, chaired by Tom Ewing, conspired with the Chicago weather for a successful meeting attended by almost 60 participants from 8 countries. Speakers from U.S. national laboratories participated via Skype, a first and successful experiment at MMSNF.

Workshop discussions revolved around the state of the art and the future of models and simulations for nuclear fuels performance and design. Several talks and posters addressed the need for expanding multi-scale approaches to include meso-scale effects, such as fission gas bubble nucleation and evolution and chemical diffusion at the grain boundaries. The need for improved accuracy and model validation was also emphasized. The meeting included presentations and discussions of national modeling and simulation programs such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Program and Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) as well as Argonne’s leadership computational and proposed experimental facilities such as the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and the eXtreme MATerials beamline (XMAT).

The next edition of MMSNF will be held in Florida, as part of the NuMat 2014 international conference.

 

“Materials Modeling and Simulations for Nuclear Fuels” (MMSNF 2013) workshop — Photo Gallery

Oral presentation during MMSNF 2013  WorkshopAydin Karahan (Argonne) discusses his poster presentation with Marius Stan, one of the founders of the workshop series.Speakers from U.S. national laboratories participated via Skype, a first and successful experiment at MMSNFWorkshop discussions revolved around the state of the art and the future of models and simulations for nuclear fuels performance and design.

These and other photos are also available in our Flickr Gallery: “Materials Modeling and Simulations for Nuclear Fuels” (MMSNF 2013) Workshop

 

 

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