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International Symposium on
Improvement of Nuclear Safety Using Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics

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Organizer :
PFM Subcommittee
Atomic Energy Research Committee
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Date : October 24 (Fri), 2014

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Venue : The Welding Hall


4-20 Kanda-sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0025, Japan

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Report of Symposium
The PFM Subcommittee of Atomic Energy Research Committee of JWES has held
International Symposium on Improvement of Nuclear Safety Using Probabilistic
Fracture Mechanics on 24th October, 2014 at The Welding Hall in Akihabara, Japan.
In the symposium, the PFM subcommittee members have presented their recent
achievements in research and development of PFM technology in Japan. In addition,
some experts in industries have explained practical applications of PFM technology.
Furthermore, Dr. Mark Kirk of US Nuclear Regulatory Committee has made a special
invited lecture on Recent Status of Practical PFM Applications in USA. 59 participants
from electric power industries, plant manufacturers, research institutes, universities
and Japanese regulatory body attended the symposium and enjoyed fruitful
discussions.
We deeply thank to all speakers, committee members and participants for their strong
supports and cooperation.

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Most of symposium proceedings can be freely downloaded from the link below.

Program
1. Summary of Recent Activities of PFM Subcommittee
Professor Shinobu Yoshimura (The University of Tokyo / Chair, PFM
Subcommittee)
2. Fundamentals of PFM Analyses
Professor Yasuhiro Kanto (Ibaraki University / Vice-chair, PFM
Subcommittee)
3. PASCAL Code Series : JAEAs PFM Codes
Mr. Kunio Onizawa (JAEA)
4. Tutorial : How to Use PASCAL3
Mr. Kazuya Osakabe (Mizuho Information & Research Institute Inc.)
5. Special Invited Lecture on Recent Status of Practical PFM

Applications in USA
Dr. Mark Kirk (USNRC)
6. Recent Status of Integrity Evaluation of Nuclear Pressure

Vessels in Japan and Expectation to PFM Approaches


Shohei Sakaguchi (KEPCO) and Dr. Naoki Soneda (CRIEPI)
7. PFM Applications to BWR Components

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Dr. Hideo Machida (TEPCO Systems Corp.)


8. PFM Applications to Seismic Safety Evaluation
Dr. Yinsheng Li (JAEA)
9. Dr. Mainte : Integrated Simulator for Maintenance Optimization

of LWRs
Dr. Yoshihiro Isobe (Nuclear Fuel Industries, Ltd.)

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