The goal of the Materials Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels (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. CASL, NEAMS, CESAR and 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.
The format of the workshop consists of plenary sessions that end with ample time for discussions and poster sessions that start with brief poster introductions. All presentations are contributed. The workshop location alternates between North America, Europe and Asia. During even years, the workshop is part of the NuMat international conference.
14-16 October 2013
The Materials Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Fuels (MMSNF) 2013 workshop was held 14-16 October 2013 in Chicago, Illinois USA at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center