SSTC NRS Scientific and Technical Council (hereinafter – STC) was established on 27 July 1992 by SSTC NRS Order No.416.
STC is an advisory body under SSTC NRS Director which is at the head of the council.
Objective of STC work is to increase effectiveness of the enterprise activity, develop prospective research areas, coordinate the work of scientific subdivisions, increase scientific and technical production quality.
The STC membership consists of administration representatives and heads of SSTC NRS scientific subdivisions, leading experts of SSTC NRS and SNRIU, scientists, representatives of scientific and technical societies and other organizations, as well as highly skilled experts with great experience and competence as regards: nuclear reactors physics, radiation protection, NPP safety, technologies of nuclear-fuel cycle, radiation materials science, environment protection against radiation factors impact, quality assurance, nuclear weapon non-proliferation, radioactive waste management, physical protection, nuclear fuel, nuclear damage reimbursement.
The STC membership is approved by SSTC NRS order.
The STC Chairman makes a decision on engaging a certain expert to the Council activity. The decision is implemented by written offer for the selected expert and obtaining written or oral consent from the expert to fulfill appropriate functions.
The STC activity is regulated by a Provision and annual Plan composed according to proposals of the STC members and approved by its decision.
Scientific Secretary is responsible for the STC activity arrangement.
STC carries out its activity by holding meetings at least once in three months. If necessary, some unscheduled urgent issues can be considered by individual Council members or a working group consisting of its members by order of the STC Chairman.
The following issues are considered at STC meetings:
general issues (information on scientific, research and pilot design activities, intermediate and final reports on implementing comprehensive projects within the Ukrainian and international projects);
issues on scientific personnel training and enhancement of expert qualification;
reports of competitors for scientific degree on the state of qualification work preparation;
materials prepared for publication in professional editions and theses of reports at conferences;
informing on the state of scientific work in SSTC NRS subdivision;
Besides STC members, representatives of the regulatory bodies, operating organizations, organization-suppliers, bodies of executive branch, public and scientific organizations, other interested persons are invited to the STC meeting. The list of invitees is agreed with the STC Chairman.
Four STC meetings were held within the year 2009, at which the following issues were considered:
Discussing the STC Activity Plan for 2009.
Consideration of the dissertation for PhD (Technical Sciences) scientific degree titled "WWER-1000 safety substantiation in reactivity accidents and power maneuvering modes using spatial kinetics model” (reporter – Yu.Ovdienko, senior researcher of the Laboratory on Neutron and Physical Calculations of RF Transients and Emergencies)
Discussion of the results of the state review on nuclear and radiation safety - "Report on safety reassessment for research nuclear facility WWR-М of the Institute for Nuclear Research of the NAS of Ukraine". (Reporter – Head of Laboratory on NPP Operation Experience Analysis A.Ligotsky. Co-reporters: Deputy Head of Department of Nuclear Installations Neutron-Physical Processes Yu.Kovbasenko; Head of Department of Nuclear Installations Structural Strength O.Shugaylo; Deputy Head of Department of Heat-Hydraulic and Probabilistic NPP Safety Analysis V.Kuzan)
Substantiation of the necessity to use a methodology based on three-dimensional kinetics model under conditions of implementing new fuel cycles at Ukrainian NPPs to assess safety of WWER in the event of accidents with asymmetrical core behavior. (Reporter – Head of Department of Nuclear Installations Neutron-Physical Processes, PhD (Technical Sciences) V.Khalimonchuk.
Analysis of the approaches to calculating and applying integral core damage frequency values . (Reporter – Deputy Head of Department of NPP Operational safety Analysis, PhD (Technical Sciences) O.Pecheritsa.