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We are pleased to invite you to join us to the SESAME Final International Workshop at the NRG site in Petten, the Netherlands. This international workshop is the final event of the Horizon 2020 European Research Project SESAME (thermal hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of Metal cooled reactors).

The aim of this event is to disseminate the main achievements of the project among the international nuclear community and to foster the exchange of the newest scientific and technical results between researchers and experts.


==> The workshop will focus on thermal hydraulic aspects of liquid metal cooled reactors. In particular, it will cover:

  • Temperature Fluctuations
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Core Thermal Hydraulics
  • Pool Thermal Hydraulics
  • System Thermal Hydraulics
  • Best Practice Guidelines and V&V and UQ

==> Keynote Speakers:

  • Sofiane Benhamadouche (EDF)
  • Paolo Ferroni (Westinghouse)
  • Dmitry Fomichev (NIKIET)
  • Yassin Hassan (Texas A&M)
  • Elia Merzari (ANL)
  • Mike Steer (Terrapower)
  • Lixia Ren (CIAE)
  • Emilio Baglietto (MIT)

==> Closing Plenary:

A closing plenary with be organized involving SESAME reactor designers on impact of the SESAME project on their designs.

Call for papers

Contributions are welcome in the form of full length technical or review papers, to be presented orally in the workshop sessions. Upon confirmation of abstract acceptance, authors are invited to submit their full papers by e-mail to:, in Word or PDF format.

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The deadline for full paper submissions is 31 January 2019.

Please note that papers will only be accepted for oral presentations upon registration of a presenter. Selected papers from the workshop will be published in refereed archival journals as special SESAME issues.

Participation Fee

The participation fee for the workshop is 300 euro. For partners of the SESAME project the event is free.

To attend the final workshop, training school participants can apply for a mobility grant within the H2020 ENEN+ project. ENEN (the European Nuclear Education Network) mobility grants are intended for learners who would like to improve their knowledge, skills and competitiveness for career opportunities in the nuclear fields.
Apply to ENEN mobility grant here >