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Structure of the training

Modular structure 

The training program follows a module structure. Table 1 shows some of the modules that can be considered as part of the training program. The partners of APAL might include more modules. Thus, any partner can offers the trainees modules in a flexible manner. The modules are classified into six different categories that include from fundamentals to advanced modules. In order to estimate the effort, it was assumed that each module needs in average 4 hours for the first three categories and 8 hours for the codes related categories.

 

Fundamentals:  These modules are approximately 80 hours of work. These break down into 60 of contact time and about 20 hours of independent study.  These modules are listed in table 1. Fundamentals are required in all disciplines and give the trainee the basic theoretical background in each discipline.

 

Intermediate: These modules are approximately 44 hours of work. These break down into 30 of contact time and about 14 hours of independent study.  These modules are listed in table 1. Intermediate modules are required in several disciplines and give the trainee the intermediate theoretical background in selected discipline.

 

Advanced:  These modules are approximately 36 hours of work. These break down into 30 of contact time and about 16 hours of independent study.  These modules are listed in table 1. Advanced modules are required in several disciplines and give the trainee the advanced theoretical background in selected discipline.

 

Codes for beginners: These modules are approximately 24 hours of work. These break down into 12 of contact time and about 12 hours of independent study.  These modules are listed in table 1. Code for beginners modules are required thermal hydraulic, fracture mechanics and probabilistic fracture mechanics disciplines and introduce the trainee into the use of codes in these disciplines.

 

Codes for intermediate users:  These modules are approximately 32 hours of work. These break down into 16 of contact time and about 16 hours of independent study.  These modules are listed in table 1. Code for intermediate users modules are required thermal hydraulic, fracture mechanics and probabilistic fracture mechanics disciplines and give the trainee intermediate training for the use of codes in these disciplines.

 

Code for advanced users: These modules are approximately 24 hours of work. These break down into 12 of contact time and about 12 hours of independent study.  These modules are listed in table 1. Code for advanced users modules are required thermal hydraulic, fracture mechanics and probabilistic fracture mechanics disciplines and give the trainee advanced training for the use of codes in these disciplines.

Table 1: List of Modules 

The modular structure of the program can be represented as: