Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes

Development, Validation, and Application

1st Edition - November 10, 2020

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  • Editors: Jun Wang, Xin Li, Chris Allison, Judy Hohorst
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128181904
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128181911

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Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes: Development, Validation, and Application presents the latest research on the most widely used nuclear codes and the wealth of successful accomplishments which have been achieved over the past decades by experts in the field. Editors Wang, Li,Allison, and Hohorst and their team of authors provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of nuclear code development and how to apply it to their work and research to make their energy production more flexible, economical, reliable and safe.Written in an accessible and practical way, each chapter considers strengths and limitations, data availability needs, verification and validation methodologies and quality assurance guidelines to develop thorough and robust models and simulation tools both inside and outside a nuclear setting. This book benefits those working in nuclear reactor physics and thermal-hydraulics, as well as those involved in nuclear reactor licensing. It also provides early career researchers with a solid understanding of fundamental knowledge of mainstream nuclear modelling codes, as well as the more experienced engineers seeking advanced information on the best solutions to suit their needs.

Key Features

  • Captures important research conducted over last few decades by experts and allows new researchers and professionals to learn from the work of their predecessors
  • Presents the most recent updates and developments, including the capabilities, limitations, and future development needs of all codes
  • Incudes applications for each code to ensure readers have complete knowledge to apply to their own setting


Engineers in the nuclear industry; professors and postgrad students involved in code development; senior professionals involved in code development from a computer science perspective; early career researchers and professionals requiring a foundational understanding of nuclear code development carried out by their predecessors, and how it applies to their specific area of research

Table of Contents

    1. Roadmap
    Jun Wang and Xin Li
    2. Guidance of Nuclear Code development
    Xianping Zhong
    3. Nuclear Engineering Software Quality Assurance
    Xinghe Ni
    4. Multi-physics Coupling Plan
    Miao Gui and Xingang Zhao

    5. Nuclear Physics Deterministic Code
    Tengfei Zhang
    6. Nuclear Physics Probability Code: OpenMC
    Jiankai Yu

    7. Fuels and Assemblies Codes: FRAPCON/FRAPTRAN
    Bowen Qiu
    8. Fuels and Assemblies Codes: TRANSURANUS
    Alessandro Del Nevo and Paul Van Uffelen
    9. Fuels and Assemblies Codes: ALCYONE and GERMINAL
    Alessio Magni and Bruno Michel
    10. Sub-Channel Codes: CTF and VIPRE-01
    Xingang Zhao

    11. RCS Systems Thermal Hydraulic Codes: RELAP5-based codes
    Victor Martinez-Quiroga
    12. RCS Systems Thermal Hydraulic Codes: TRACE
    Anil Gurgen
    13. ATHLET
    Andreas Wielenberg and Christine Bals
    14. SAM
    Jun Wang
    15. Other Thermal Hydraulic Codes
    LuTeng Zhang

    Judy Hohorst and Chris Allison
    17. ATHLET-CD
    Andreas Wielenberg and Christine Bals
    18. Integral SA Codes: IMPACT/SAMPSON
    Marco Pellegrini
    19. MELCOR
    Jun Wang

    VI Noval CFD methods
    20. MPS Code
    Zidi Wang
    21. LBM Code
    Cheng Hui and Huaqiang Liu

    22. Code for Nuclear materials
    Jianqi Xi
    23. Nuclear Power Plant Cybersecurity
    Fan Zhang
    24. Artificial Neural Network
    Jing Zhang
    25. Artificial Intelligence Code
    Lianshan Lin and Xing Wang
    26.Temporal Data Mining (TDM)
    Zaijing Sun

Product details

  • No. of pages: 608
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2020
  • Published: November 10, 2020
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128181904
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128181911

About the Editors

Jun Wang

Dr. Jun Wang is a Research Scientist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has over 10 years of experience in code development, validation, and application, and his research areas include nuclear thermal hydraulics and safety, severe accident, fuel performance, and advanced reactors. Wang has over 50 peer-review articles published on top nuclear journals and conferences. He also has over 200 peer-review experience in 20 journals and conferences, such as the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Applied Thermal Engineering, Annals of Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Technology, Nuclear Engineering and Design, and Progress in Nuclear Energy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Xin Li

Dr. Xin Li has years of experience in numerical modeling both at the macroscopic nuclear power plant system level and at the microscopic phenomenological level. Her research interests and expertise are analysis of severe accident phenomenology and thermal-hydraulics as well as Computer Fluid Dynamics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow in Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Member of Atomic Energy Society of Japan

Chris Allison

Dr. Chris Allison worked at Idaho National Laboratory as a technical specialist for over 20 years, involved in experimental and code development activities. Now Dr. Allison is the general manager and co-founder of Innovative Systems Software (ISS), LLC. Dr. Allison serves as a technical consultant for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for severe accident management and analysis. He has served as a guest lecturer for IAEA-sponsored training workshops on RELAP5 and RELAPS/SCDAP. He has served in a similar capacity for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-founder of Innovative Systems Software (ISS), LLC

Judy Hohorst

Dr. Judy Hohorst works at Innovative Systems Software LLC as a senior engineer. She is in charge of the work RELAP/SCDAP training, and RELAP/SCDPASIM validation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Engineer, Innovative Systems Software LLC

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  • Noah W. Sun Nov 21 2021

    Helpful Nuclear Software Guide

    I found this book including a various of useful software, easy to understand and follow. Most of the information are new, and directly related to current market.

  • Yyy Sat Nov 20 2021

    Good work

    A really helpful book for our nuclear safety analysis.