UKAEA School on Open-Source Software for Fusion Engineering Simulation

5th – 9th August, Culham Campus


This computational school will provide introductory hands-on training in all of the following open-source software packages: 

  • MOOSE: finite element framework  
  • OpenFOAM: finite-volume library 
  • OpenMC: Monte Carlo neutral-particle transport code 
  • Cardinal: MOOSE-derived multi-physics application, wrapping both OpenMC and NekRS (a GPU-enabled spectral element CFD code) 
  • ParaView: Multi-platform data analysis and visualization application 

It is expected that all attendees would attend sessions for all codes.  

Target Audience

Attendees should have some experience of numerical analysis for fusion applications (for example: neutronics, computational fluid dynamics, thermal hydraulics, thermal / structural analysis, etc). No prior experience using the software listed above is required.  


Attendees must bring their own laptop. 


You will need to make your own arrangements for transport, accommodation and meals. Tea/coffee/refreshments during breaks will be provided. 

Transport Links

  • Buses run directly from London Heathrow Airport to Oxford and take less than 90 minutes.
  • From Gatwick you can travel to Oxford directly by bus, or via London by train.
  • Trains run to Oxford from Paddington Station and take around an hour.
  • There is a direct train with no changes from Birmingham Airport to Oxford which takes an hour.
  • There is a bus that runs from Birmingham Airport to Oxford Bus Station and takes around 1hr 20 mins.
  • You can travel by train from London St Pancras International, the terminus for Eurostar in 90 minutes.


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