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Physical Model of an AGR Nuclear Reactor Graphite Core for Shaking Table Explorations of Seismic Behaviour

Research Area: Structural Engineering PI: Professor Colin Taylor, Dr Adam Crewe Partners: EDF Energy, Atkins Contact details: colin.taylor@bristol.ac.uk The Challenge Sponsored by EDF-Energy Ltd, the ongoing PLEX (Plant Life Extension) project was initiated in 2008. To date EDF have invested around £6.5M in the project and work is expected to continue over the next few […]

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Guest Lecture: An Introduction to Nuclear Safety Cases

Key Details

Date: 12th February

Time: 1 - 2pm

Location: Berry Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory

This lecture forms part of the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering and is open to all.

Lecture Details

What is a nuclear safety case? Why do we need to write safety cases? How do you write a safety case?

This lecture will give a brief introduction into what a nuclear safety case is and the historical context of why the nuclear industry produces them. It will also provide an overview of the regulatory requirements.

The presentation will focus on how to write a nuclear safety case. Covering the key principles of nuclear safety, ALARP (As Low as Reasonably Practicable), how to structure a safety case and how you check a safety case to make sure it is correct. The presentation will include worked examples of safety cases.

Producing a safety case requires more than just a clearly written document summarising the evidence to support a safety justification. The presentation will also consider the wider picture of the effort which goes into putting the safety case together from start to finish. 


Kate Martin - Kate is a University of Bristol Alumna and is a Mechanical Engineer at Atkins

You can read Kate's testimonial of her time at Bristol here: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/profiles/alumni-profiles/kate-martin.html

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