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4th Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty International Conference (BEPU 2020)

The 4th Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty International Conference (BEPU 2020) will be held in Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy on May 17-22, 2020.

The objective of the BEPU conference is to provide a platform to exchange experiences and views among nuclear industry professionals in the development and use of the Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty (BEPU) methods in the safety analyses and design of nuclear installations.

What is BEPU?

In case you’re wondering… BEPU, or Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty, is an approach to evaluate the safety of nuclear power plants. In a nutshell, the approach combines predictions made by best-estimate computer code with uncertainty analysis to quantify the uncertainty of the code predictions. BEPU should, therefore, provide a more realistic estimate of the plant responses under transients and it often results in a higher margin to the acceptance criterion imposed by the nuclear safety regulatory body. Before BEPU, all analyses have to be made with conservative (less realistic) code under conservative (pessimistic) assumptions.