B10 Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys

    Title: 19th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry

    Dates: Monday May 20 2019 - Thursday May 23 2019

    Location: The Midland; Manchester, UK

    Event Name: B10.02 May 2019 Meeting

    About The Event

    Technical Program

    Registration Information

    Continuing Education Units

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Standards Development Meetings

    Future Meeting Dates


    About the Event

    The 19th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry, sponsored by ASTM Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys. The symposium will be held May 20-23, 2019, at The Midland Hotel in Manchester, UK.

    Objective
    The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for exchanging new information on the fabrication, testing, development, and characterization of both traditional and new zirconium-based materials used in the nuclear industry, including materials performance during normal, transient, and accident conditions as well as materials behavior during intermediate and long-term storage conditions. Of particular interest are studies that focus on identifying and understanding the mechanisms and behaviors of zirconium-based materials.

    Topics for this symposium include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Basic Metallurgy
    • Processing and Fabrication
    • Alloy Development
    • Mechanical Behavior
    • Primary Fuel Failure Mechanisms
    • Degradation Mechanisms of Failed Fuel
    • Corrosion and Hydriding
    • In-Reactor Performance
    • Irradiation Effects
    • High-Temperature and Transient Phenomena
    • Mechanistic Modeling of Processing or Performance
    • Intermediate and Long-Term Storage Performance
    • Coatings for Accident Tolerant Fuel

    Both oral and poster presentations are planned. The John Schemel Award for the best paper of the symposium will be selected from the submitted papers. The best poster will also be recognized at the symposium.

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Technical Program

    To view the tentative technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), click on View Program Schedule (PDF)


    Registration Information

    Online registration is now open and closes May 8, 2019. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    • the buffet lunch (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
    • the Kroll Awards Luncheon (Wednesday)
    • a copy of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (STP)

    All Attendees
    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

    Cancellations
    A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 15 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9677.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    Letters of Invitation
    If you need a letter of invitation to the symposium, please email your passport information and travel dates to Jane Deakin at Jane.Deakin@manchester.ac.uk.

    Online On Site
    ASTM Member Fee1100.001200.00
    Non-Member Fee1200.001300.00
    Presenter Fee1100.001100.00
    Session Chair1100.001200.00
    Student Fee400.00400.00

    Continuing Education Units

    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 2.80 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the symposium.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    More information regarding the symposium is available from the symposium co-chairmen:

    Editorial Chairman:
    Dr. Suresh K. Yagnik
    Technical Executive
    Electric Power Research Institute
    3420 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94304 (USA)
    Email: syagnik@epri.com
    Tel: +1-650-855-8751; Fax: +1-650-855-1026

    Chairman:
    Dr. Arthur T. Motta
    Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
    Chair of Nuclear Engineering
    Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
    The Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA, USA
    Email: atm2@psu.edu
    Tel: +1 814-865-0036; Fax: +1 814-865-1280


    Hotel Information

    Hotel Reservations: The symposium will be held at The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS, UK. Reservations may be made via the hotel's online reservation system at The Midland Hotel and entering the promotion code LHASTM180519. You can enter the code by clicking on "+Add a Code" located under the Search Rooms tab on the webpage.

    ASTM has contracted a block of rooms at The Midland. The group rate for this event is £159 per night for a standard room and £189 per night for a superior King, double or twin room. The rate is only available 18th - 24th May 2019. If you will need a sleeping room outside of these dates, you will need to make separate reservations. Guests will be required to give a credit card at the time of booking. The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than 18th April 2019.


    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee B10 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/B10 or contact the ASTM Staff Manager, Molly Lynyak, Email: mlynyak@astm.org, Phone: 610-832-9743.


    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee B10 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on “Future Meetings”.


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