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Event Scheduled for Oct 17, 2012
Event: Environmental Engineering Colloquium - "Introduction to nuclear severe accident studies"
Location: FLC, Room 306
Time: 10:00 am
Details of Event:
"Introduction to nuclear severe accident studies" presented by Dr. Flavio Parozzi, Senior Researcher, National Research Center (Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE S.p.A.), Italy.
Abstract: Schematics of typical nuclear power plants are preliminarily cited, together with the main concepts of nuclear reactions and the formation of radioactive isotopes.
The risk of radioactive release to the external environment because of accidents is then pointed out, in order to explain the reasons of safety criteria that characterize this kind of installations.
Attention is paid to the needs of maintaining the structural integrity of both cooling circuits and confinement structures.
Seismic analyses are cited, as well as the risk of containment building damaging due to over pressurization in case of severe accident.
Thermal and structural requirements of devices designed for molten core confinement are also discussed.
Bio: Flavio Parozzi got a university degree in Nuclear Engineering at Politecnico of Milano, Italy, in 1978.
He coordinates the nuclear power research activities at RSE and manages the safety studies and the development of new thermal-hydraulic and physic-chemical simulation tools for nuclear severe accidents.
He has been working on nuclear safety theoretical and experimental activities since early Eighties at the Italian utility ENEL, joining international research programs in Europe and USA, and developing original computer simulators for severe accident analyses. He cooperated with the European Commission both as evaluator of research proposals and as promoter of experimental programs and specialistic activities on nuclear safety.
He is the author of a number of published papers and technical reports produced in the framework of international projects and working groups. His work in the field of modelization has been quoted in a number of publications.
Sponsored By: Environmental Engineering Program
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