Iodine-induced Stress Corrosion Cracking (I-SCC) Workshop

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) will be hosting a workshop on Iodine-induced Stress Corrosion Cracking (I-SCC) of nuclear fuel cladding.  The objective of the workshop is to review the current state of the understanding of this phenomenon, present recent experimental and computational advancements, and to develop modelling and experimental strategies to better elucidate the I-SCC mechanism.  Discussions will include such topics as fracture mechanics testing techniques in corrosive environments, neutron diffraction experiments of bi-axially loaded samples, an overview of international mitigation strategies in CANDUs, Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) and Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs), and various modelling and simulation activities.  We invite CNL staff, and Canadian and international experts in the experimental and numerical modelling fields related to I-SCC to gather at CNL to share knowledge, forge new working relationships, and develop a plan for future I-SCC experiments and modelling.

CNL’s vision for SCC fuel modelling includes:

  • Ensuring the capability of doing mechanistic SCC modelling of nuclear fuel that is not reactor specific (i.e., PHWR, BWR, PWR and other relevant reactor fuel technology)
  • Utilizing a building block approach to model development that will ensure rapid prototyping of the models incorporated into a computation framework such as BISON, COMSOL, ANSYS or other multi-purpose, multi-physics computer codes

Workshop Details

When: Thursday, 2015 October 22 and Friday, October 23
Where: Keys Campus, 167 Brockhouse Way, Deep River, ON
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, 2015 September 22
Agenda / Abstract

Additional details:

  • Registration is free, although space is limited. 
  • Registration includes participation in the workshop, lunch and a morning and afternoon coffee breaks on both days.
  • An optional informal evening gathering with a buffet supper is planned at $30 per person to enable participants to socialize and have more informal discussions.
  • Accommodations can be made through local hotels in Deep River, Petawawa and Pembroke.  A few local hotels include:
  • International participants can fly into Ottawa with a 1.5 hour drive to Pembroke / Petawawa or a 2 hour drive to Deep River.

Registrants will be notified by email and will receive a workshop program at that time.


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