Digital Twin Applications for Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Online Workshop

December 1-4, 2020

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 This workshop will provide a forum for the nuclear industry and digital twin stakeholders to discuss the state of knowledge, and research activities  related to digital twin and their application in the nuclear industry. The purpose of the workshop is to assess the current understanding of digital twins and identify their potential benefits, opportunities, and challenges for nuclear reactors.

Day 1

December 1st

Morning Session

9:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Stephanie CoffinUS-Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Opening Plenary Session

Michael Grieves – Florida Institute of Technology

Joseph Berti – IBM

Jeremy Busby – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Ashley Finan – National Reactor Innovation Center, INL

Jenifer Shafer – ARPA-E

Afternoon Session

1:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Technical Session : Advanced Reactors

Xe-100 Digital Technologies Overview, Ian Davis, X-Energy

Digital Twin Development for Advanced Reactors, Accelerating Time to Market, Increasing Safety Margins, Maximizing Value, Anthony Cilliers, Kairos Power

Advanced Reactor Design Meets Silicon Valley, Clyde Huibregtse, Oklo

Benefits of Digital Twins for Advanced Micro Reactors, Claudio Fillipone, HolosGen

Technical Session : Non-nuclear Applications of DT

Industrial Digital Twins: GE Experience and Perspectives, Abhinav SaxenaGE

Overcoming Digital Twin Data Scarcity and Accelerating the Journey to Predict, Chandler Maskal, IBM

Pacing Optimization Enabled by Human Thermoregulatory System Digital Twin, Mark Buller, US Army RIEM

A Digital Twin Approach to study Sensor Fused Additive Manufacturing Toward Smart Component Fabrications, Kevin Chen, University of Pittsburg

Day 2

December 2nd

Morning Session

9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Panel Session: ARPA-E GEMINA

The GEMINA Program: What ARPA-E is Doing and Broader Opportunities, Jenifer Shafer, ARPA-E

ARPA-E Gemina Projects: Project “SAFARI” – Secure Automation for Advanced Reactor Innovation; Project “MARS” – Maintenance of Advanced Reactor Sensors and Components, Anthony Cilliers, Kairos Power

Advanced Operation & Maintenance Techniques Implemented in the Xe-100 Plant Digital Twin to Reduce Fixed O&M Cost, Yvotte Brits, X-Energy

AI Enabled Predictive Maintenance Digital Twins for Advanced Nuclear Reactors, Abhinav Saxena, GE

Technical Session : Industry Vision

Synopsis of Westinghouse Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Twin Developments for Nuclear Power Applications, Brian Golchert, Westinghouse

Digital Twin for the Manufacture and Qualification of Additively Manufactured Nuclear Components, Matt LeVasseur, BWX Technologies

Digital Twins Applications for Advanced Reactors, Hasan Charkas, Electric Power Research Institute

Digital Twins for Advanced Reactor Applications, Alex Hashemian, AMS Corp 

Afternoon Session

1:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Technical Session : Application of Advanced Technologies - I

Applications of Artificial Intelligence for Digital Twins, David Womble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Digital Platform for the Transformational Challenge Reactor, Brian Betzler & Vincent Paquit, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Extending a Digital Engineering Framework through Operations, Christopher Ritter, Idaho National Laboratory

Overview of Digital Twin Work at ANL, Richard Vilim, Argonne National Laboratory

Technical Session : Application of Advanced Technologies - II

Digital Twin-Based Asset Performance and Reliability Diagnosis for the HTGR Reactor Cavity Cooling System Using MetroscopeEric Helm, Framatome

Data-Driven Optimization of Moisture Carryover in an Operating BWR, Richard Vilim, Argonne National Laboratory

Role and Status of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in Digital Twins in the Nuclear Industry, Rizwan Uddin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

On-line AI/ML Computational-Mechanics Predictive Tools for Digital-Twin Framework, Subhasish Mohanty, Argonne National Laboratory

Day 3

December 3rd

Morning Session

9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Technical Session : International Activities in DT

Qualification of the Pickering A Test Facility, Richard Henry, Ontario Power Generation & John Sladek, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Canada

UK Nuclear Virtual Engineering Capability, Albrecht Kyrieleis, Jacobs, UK

Benefits of Digitalizing and Employing Simulation to Increase Plant System Performance and Ensure Compliance with Technical Specifications, Susana Lopez LumbierresTecnatom, Spain

EURATOM Research and Training Programme – Fission Research, Panagiotis Manolatos, Euratom European Community

European R&D&I Towards Digital Twins, Abderrahim Al Mazouzi, EDF France

Technical Session : Cyber Security

Cyber Security for Digital Twins, Cynthia DeBisschop, Oasis System, LLC (U.S. NRC Contractors)

Digital Twins and Cybersecurity, Christopher Spirito, Idaho National Laboratory

The Asherah Nuclear Power Plant Simulator in a Closed-Loop Digital Twin Environment, Rodney Busquim, International Atomic Energy Agency 

Afternoon Session

1:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Technical Session : Multi-physics Modeling

Advanced Modeling and Simulation and its Future Role in Nuclear Systems Digital Twin Technology, Dave Kropaczek, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Modeling and Simulation to Support Digital Twins, Jeffery Lane, Zachry Nuclear Engineering

Multi-physics Modeling for Nuclear Reactor Safety, Rui Hu, Argonne National Laboratory

Cumulative Damage Models, Hybrid Physics-Informed Neural Networks, and Digital Twins, Felipe A.C. Viana, University of Central Florida

Technical Session : Diagnostics, Prognostics and Condition Monitoring

A Quantitative Framework to Assess Tradeoffs Between Alternative Models and Algorithms for Prognostics and Health Management, Lance Fiondella, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

On the formalization of a digital twin development and assessment process, Linyu Lin, North Carolina State University

Structural Condition Monitoring with a Digital Twin: Explorations on a Nuclear Containment Vessel Model, Timothy Kernicky, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Digital Twins for Prognostic Health Management (PHM) in Nuclear Energy, Opportunities and Challenges, Pradeep Ramuhalli, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Day 4

December 4th

Morning Session

9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Closing Plenary Session : DT Regulatory Discussion

Including Risk in Digital Twins, Michael Calley, Idaho National Laboratory

Managing Regulated Change: An Enterprise-Level Digital Twin for the Nuclear Industry, Michael Mazzola, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Towards a Digital Twin to Detect Nuclear Proliferation Activities, Christopher Ritter, Idaho National Laboratory

Neil Olivier, NuScale Power

Bret Kugelmass, Energy Impact Center

Pat Everett, Oklo Inc.

Gregory Banyay, Westinghouse

Technical Session : Wrap up Session

US-Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Vaibhav Yadav [email protected]
Erica Sanchez [email protected]
Raj Iyengar [email protected]
Ramon Gascot-Lozada [email protected]
Prashant Jain [email protected]

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