Nuclear Sciences & Technologies

EPJ N Topical Issue: Fuel Cycle Simulation

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ N on Fuel Cycle Simulation.

Fuel cycle simulation codes are developed to enhance the scientific knowledge related to nuclear fuel cycle physics. While those tools help to understand fuel cycle physics and to highlight drivers for nuclear inventories, they are also used as boundary objects for building interdisciplinary research projects in connection with sociology, economics, etc. Many different fuel cycle simulation tools are developed by nuclear engineering and research institutions.

Since 2015, an international effort has been made between fuel cycle simulator developers and users in order to connect stakeholders and facilitate the development of international collaborations. In this framework, the Technical Workshop on Fuel Cycle Simulation (TWoFCS) is organized each year to provide an opportunity for scientists to present and discuss their work and to build collaborations and projects at national and international levels. The 2021 workshop is organized by the CEA, CNRS/IN2P3 and IRSN and will be held in Aix-en-Provence (France) from Tuesday, June 29th to Thursday, July 1st, 2021.

In addition to the call for oral presentations, this year’s edition of TWoFCS welcomes the submission of full-length technical papers (4 to 15 pages) on the following topics:

  • Fuel cycle simulation tools and physical models
  • Nuclear fuel cycle scenario studies
  • Energy transition scenario studies (including nuclear and other energy types)
  • Exploratory analysis (optimization, uncertainty, resilience / robustness, etc.)
  • Benchmarks and validation
  • Interdisciplinary studies (economics and sociology for nuclear fuel cycles and scenarios)
  • Renewables and nuclear energy modeling considerations (load following, energy storage, hybrid systems, etc.)

We invite contributors to communicate their intention to submit manuscripts for this Topical Issue to the Guest Editors as soon as possible. We refer you to the journal’s instructions for authors to provide you with some guidance on how to prepare your article. The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJ N Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjn/home.php.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021.

Guest Editors

  • Francisco Alvarez-Velarde, CIEMAT, Spain
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  • Philippe Moisy, CEA, France
  • Léa Tillard, Orano, France

EPJ N Topical Issue: Liquid-gas and liquid-vapour flows: theory, simulation and experiments

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ N on Liquid-gas and liquid-vapour flows: theory, simulation and experiments.

Multiphase liquid-vapour flows appear in natural and in a large variety of industrial processes in various forms.

These flows feature multi-scale, multi-physics, unsteady, turbulent and essentially non-linear phenomena: vapour nucleation, bubble growth and detachment, the existence of deformable and moving interfaces that support fluid properties discontinuities, bubble break-up and coalescence, flow regime transition, shock formation, turbulence, and fluid-structure interaction.

The accurate prediction of these flows in the real design is a crucial challenge for the industry. Significant advances have been made for reproducing the complete physical similarity focused on developing dedicated methods and tools in the realization of a full up-scale approach. Many open challenges towards the accurate prediction of these flows in the complexity of the industrial systems are still to be addressed.

This special issue aims to review the current state-of-the-art findings in analytical, numerical, modelling and experimental research, to improve the basic understanding of liquid-gas and liquid-vapour flows. Its goal is to spread new modelling techniques, innovative experimental methods and important insights towards a better understanding of two-phase physics in realistic configurations.

This special issue is open to a broad spectrum of modelling, numerical or experimental investigations. Communications emphasizing the replicability of results coming from laboratory operating conditions to industrial applications (e.g. similarity, scaling, transposition…) are encouraged and will be highly appreciated.

The application field is not limited to the nuclear one; other fields of investigation are welcome. We invite contributors to communicate their intention to submit manuscripts for this Topical Issue to the Guest Editors as soon as possible. It will also be appreciated if you can provide the tentative title of the paper and a short abstract whenever possible. We refer you to the journal’s instructions-for-authors to provide you with some guidance on how to prepare your article.

The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJN Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjn/home.php .

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021.

 

The Guest Editors

Guillaume BOIS CEA/DES
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Fabrice FRANCOIS CEA, Nuclear Energy Division, France
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Guillaume RICCIARDI CEA/DES
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Maria Giovanna RODIO CEA/DEN, France
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Lionel ROSSI CEA/DES
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Editors-in-Chief
C. de Saint Jean, G. Moutiers and A. Nicolas
ISSN: 2491-9292 (Electronic Edition)

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