Scientific Program

Day 1

Session: Introduction to PTS

  • Brief introduction to PTS
  • RPV material properties and degradation I
  • RPV material properties and degradation II
  • Good practice in ageing management for NPPs
  • Ageing management focused on RPV materials

Session: State of the art for thermal-hydraulic (TH) analysis

  • Thermal-hydraulic phenomena relevant for PTS
  • Thermal-hydraulic analysis of PTS transients
  • Uncertainties in thermal-hydraulics
  • State-of-the-art for the thermal-hydraulic (TH) analysis

Day 2

Session: State of the art for weld residual stress (WRS)

  • State-of-the-art for weld residual stress – APAL’s review

  • Weld residual stresses in integrity assessment

Session: State-of-the-art for warm pre-stress (WPS)

  • Warm pre-stress in integrity assessment
  • State-of-the-art for warm pre-stress – APAL’s review

Session: Identification of further LTO improvements having an impact on PTS and selection for assessment

  • LTO improvements for NPP

Session: State of the art of probabilistic PST analysis and relevant statistical tools

  • Probabilistic PTS - Brief Introduction
  • Probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis and statistical models
  • Uncertainty in probabilistic fracture mechanics and margin assessment
  • State-of-the-art of probabilistic PTS analysis – APAL’s review