APAL will conduct two workshops during the project lifetime open to consortium partners, students, members of the Advisory Board and interested end-users such as NPP owners, suppliers and regulatory bodies.
During the “state-of-the-art workshop” experts will provide an overview on the procedures currently applied to the integrity assessment of RPVs subjected to PTS loading. Moreover, current state-of-the-art for LTO improvements will be presented. The participants will get familiar with ordinary software tools and methods (deterministic and probabilistic) used for thermal hydraulics and fracture mechanics calculations. The aim is a better understanding of the different steps of PTS assessment and their technical background. The basics of probabilistic, thermal hydraulics, system behaviour and fracture mechanics will be taught in comprehensive lessons.
The “advanced workshop”, based on a training programme developed in the second half of the project, will focus on advanced methods and LTO improvements for RPV integrity analyses with focus on pressurised thermal shock (PTS) loading. The intermediate progress made in the project will be made visible.
First workshop dates are planned for the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022. As soon as these have been set they will be published here.