The workshop will consist of sessions primarily composed of oral presentations of 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion.  Following each session there will be a general discussion on that particular topic.  Tentative session themes include electronic structure (‘first principles’), atomistic, meso-scale, and continuum theory-based models and simulations of material properties and their coupling in time and space to determine the nuclear fuel pin response.  Depending upon the response, an interactive poster session(s) will be included. The posters will be available in the workshop meeting room; this session will include 5-minute oral summaries by each poster author prior to the open interaction period.  State of the art experimental results defining new requirements or challenging models are welcome and will be incorporated accordingly. This workshop will continue and build upon the framework established at prior MMSNF workshops which encourages and facilitates international collaborations in the area of nuclear fuels models and simulations. All presentations, both oral and poster, will be distributed to the participants on a DVD. Prior MMSNF presentations will be included contingent upon size limitations.


CLICK HERE for the 2009 meeting's tentative program.


The workshop dinner will be held at the
National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
on Tuesday, 20 October.