The forthcoming GO-VIKING Progress Meeting, taking place on the 28th and 29th of June at IRSN’s Cadarache facilities, is set to be a significant event in the GO-VIKING project. This two-day gathering will provide an in-depth look into the progress over the last half year and upcoming challenges in the next three years.
DAY ONE: UNVEILING PROGRESS AND INSIGHTS
On the 28th of June, attendees will be warmly welcomed by D. Vivaldi from IRSN, A. Papukchiev from GRS, and K. Zwijsen from NRG. Following the introduction, the discussion will shift to the latest trends and developments as D. Vivaldi presents the status of the work package focused on the “State of the Art and Stakeholder Outreach.”
The day will continue with a series of presentations focusing on the projects work and research on Flow-Induced Vibrations (FIV) in nuclear power plants, as well as methods for their analysis. Highlights will include the outcomes of the recent GO-VIKING Stakeholders’ Workshop and updates on the status of FIV in fuel assemblies, among other topics. Through these discussions, attendees will gain a better understanding of the diverse innovative research being conducted and the collaborative efforts made towards improving nuclear power plant safety within the consortium.
DAY TWO: EXPLORATION AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING
The second day will start with a unique opportunity to visit the state-of-the-art ITER and IRSN experimental facilities in Cadarache. This excursion promises to offer valuable insights into the infrastructure, underpinning the advanced research in the field. It also functions as a reminder of the importance of the scientific activities, conducted within the GO-VIKING project in the nuclear field: knowledge on FIV and countermeasures in power plants will also be applicable to the newer generations of power plants.
In the afternoon, the consortium will gather for a final session of presentations on the project’s progress, such as the GO-VIKING’s education, training, and dissemination activities presented by P. Planquart from VKI.
ADVANCING NUCLEAR SAFETY: THE GO-VIKING BENEFIT
The GO-VIKING project aims to deliver a safer and more sustainable future for nuclear power generation. By focusing on the challenges of Flow-Induced Vibrations (FIV), the project is paving the way for improved nuclear plant operation and safety, contributing to a more reliable low-carbon energy source for our future.
The forthcoming GO-VIKING Progress Meeting is an opportunity for all stakeholders to learn about the project’s latest advancements and contribute to the dialogue surrounding nuclear safety.SPEAKERS
D. Vivaldi, IRSN; A. Papukchiev, GRS; K. Zwijsen, NRG; S. Benhamadouche, EDF; H. Hadzic, Framatome; M. Nabawy, UoM; E. Harris, EDF R&D; T. Norddine, EDF; J. Herb, GRS; D. Panunzio, CEA; L. Prevost, CEA; H. Mistry, GRS; J. Muller, VKI; W. Benguigui, EDF; S. Tajfirooz, NRG; G. Spina, IRSN; Y. Dubyk, IPP Centre; P. Planquart, VKI; K. Piliuhina, ENEN; E. Da Silva Rosa, LGI; M. Gross, LGI; G. Niedermeyer, GRS
The GO-VIKING Progress Meeting, held on the 28th and 29th of June at IRSN’s Cadarache facilities, was a great success. Over these two days, our dedicated attendees delved into the progress achieved during the past six months and outlined the forthcoming challenges. Notable highlights included outcomes from the recent GO-VIKING Stakeholders’ Workshop and updates on FIV in fuel assemblies.
The visits to the state-of-the-art ITER and IRSN experimental facilities in Cadarache were greatly enjoyed by the GO-VIKING consortium. This visit provided valuable insights into the infrastructure supporting advanced research in the field, reinforcing the project’s significance in the nuclear sector.