THE FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ISSUES IN DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND OPERATION OF NUCLEAR POWER
«Quarter of a Century of Materials Science for Nuclear Safety
(6-10 June, 2016, Zelenogorsk, St. Petersburg, Russia)
ORGANIZERS: CRISM "Prometey"
St. Petersburg Society of Science and Technology
information letter (announcement)
information letter (announcement)
Dear friends and colleagues, the conference
MAINSTREAM-2016 is completed!
We want to thank all the participants of the
conference for their contribution of development of domestic and
international nuclear power industry.
The final information (news, decision,
photos) will be posted on our website in News section.
Since 1991 the Central Research Institute of Structural Materials «Prometey» and St. Petersburg Society of Science and Technology have been hosting the
International Conference «Material Issues in Design, Manufacturing and Operation of Nuclear Power Plants Equipment».
The high scientific level of the Conference is ensured by the active participation of the leading scientists and experts involved in the field from Russia and other countries. This event gives anopportunity for its participants to organize mutually beneficial discussions, exchange experiences and ideas, establish creative and business contacts.
The Series of Conferences brought together specialists from Russia, UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Japan, USA, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Ukraine and other countries. In the past years our Conference has been internationally recognized and held in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.
In 2016 our Conference will celebrate its 25th anniversary. To its anniversary the Conference has obtains the new name: «MAINSTREAM» (MAterial Issues iN deSign, manufacTuring and opeRation of nuclEAr power plants equipMent) and in view of complicated present realities,
«Quarter of a Century of Materials Science for Nuclear Safety without Borders» chosen as the Conference motto.
Researches of "Prometey" scientists will prolong service life of
The conference MAINSTREAM-2016 is completed!
Division 1 - Development and improvement of materials for
Development, investigation and improvement of materials for reactor
vessels, internals, fuel elements, steam generators, pipelines and
other components of operating reactors and new generation reactors
of various type – light-water reactors, liquid-metal reactors and
Division 2 - Welding and other technologies for NPP
Development, investigation and improvement of welding consumables
and cladding materials; methods of welding and cladding;
technological processes of manufacturing components for the power
and research reactor equipment.
Division 3 - Physics and mechanics of fracture. Calculation
methods to assess the structural integrity and lifetime of NPP
Fracture criteria, damage mechanisms, connection between fracture
criteria and damage micromechanisms for structural materials.
Multiscale modeling of damage accumulation processes. Development of
methods and procedures to assess the structural integrity and
lifetime of equipment components for the power and research
reactors. Physical-and-mechanical properties of materials and their
degradation under operation including irradiation.
Division 4 - Mathematical modeling of materials and
Physical and mathematical simulation and designing an experiment in
studies of relations of chemical composition, structure and
properties of the structural materials of equipment components for
the power and research reactors. Physical and mathematical
simulation of metallurgical processes, machining and heat treatment,
the forming of permanent joints. Analysis of the effect the
processing factors on materials structure and properties.
Division 5 - Operation issues, evaluation and technological
methods to ensure the operational integrity and lifetime extension
Analysis of the results of operational inspection and monitoring of
the material condition and its damage mechanisms for the equipment
and pipelines components of the power and research reactors under
operation. Assessment of the safe lifetime. Development of
technological methods to ensure the operational integrity and
lifetime extension. Justification of the lifetime extension beyond
the designed lifetime.
The Conference is tentatively scheduled for the second week of June
2016. It is planned that its work will take 4 days on a full-time
basis including presentations and discussions. The «Programme» tab on the website
will be updated regularly. Please watch for updates.
Programme - «MAINSTREAM-2016» (updated 01.06.2016)
April 15, 2016
Deadline for abstracts
April 15, 2016
April 30, 2016
Deadline for full
May 16, 2016
Please note that after the above deadlines no
abstracts, full papers and presentations will be accepted.
Registration is closed.
The conference fee is 25,000 rubles for Russian participants and
360 euros for foreign participants.
This sum includes expenses of Conference arrangement, issue of
collection of abstracts and conference proceedings on an electronic
medium. You have to fill out a form (download
here) to pay for
participation and accommodation reservation In accordance with this
form the St. Petersburg Society of Science and Technology (SPbONTZ)
will issue the invoice and book your stay.
The completed form should be sent to e-mail:
You can receive any information about conference fee payment and
reservation hotel by phone: (812) 570-07-84, +7 921 955-01-47,
Tatyana Baskina - Executive Director ONTZ
To include your abstracts and full papers to the collections of abstracts and to the conference proceedings you should send these materials in the official languages of the conference (English or/and Russian) to the e-mail
email@example.com. In the subject line of e-mail you have to write MAINSTREAM-2016 and ID of your presentation (for example, "MAINSTREAM-2016 ID A-001").
The templates of abstracts and full papers (with the requirements set out in red) in Russian and English languages should be downloaded
here (RAR archive 538
ATTENTION! When submitting abstracts and papers and presentations you have to provide the signed agreement on publication (the form for an agreement should be downloaded
Scanned copy of the signed agreement should be sent to the e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of e-mail you have to write MAINSTREAM-2016 and ID of your presentation (for example, "MAINSTREAM-2016 ID A-001"). Original of the signed agreement should be passed to the organizing committee by post or personally during the registration at the conference on the day of arrival.
The conference will take place at Conference-hall of «Helios» hotel
which is situated at the suburb of St.Petersburg, city of
Zelenogorsk, Primorskoe highway, 593
The Conference sessions will be held in the Conference Centre of the
How to get to the hotel:
- by taxi from the Pulkovo Airport: near 1.5 hours to
go, price is near 40 € ;
- by car: moving from St.Petersburg straight through Primorskoe
highway (near 40 minutes to go);
- by train: moving from Finland Railway Station or from
«Udel’naya» railway station to station «Zelenogorsk» (near 50
minutes to go); after train use buses №213, 319,420 or use fixed-run
taxi №305 departing from station «Zelenogorsk» to the bus stop
«Helios» hotel» (near 7 minutes to go);
- by fixed-run taxi (near one hour to go): №400 (from
«Ploshchad’ Lenina» metro station), №305 (from «Staraya Derevnya»
metro station), №680 (from «Prospekt Prosveshcheniya» metro
station), №827 (from «Grazhdansky prospekt» metro station) to the
bus stop «Helios» hotel».
For all persons interested at 6th of June there will be free bus
transfer from CRISM “Prometey” to «Helios» hotel. If you want to use
the transfer, put «√» next to convenient time for you in the form
for the conclusion of a contract.
We recommend «Helios» hotel to stay for those who doesn’t want to waste
time for everyday trips to St.Petersburg and back. In any room of
the hotel you will have your own bathroom, TV set, comfortable
furniture, mini-fridge, telephone and wireless Internet. We have
reserved different types of accommodation for the participants of
- standard single room (3450 rub./day)*;
- standard double room (4950 rub./day)*;
* including three meals a day,
Choose the variant of accommodation which is suitable for you
mentioning the number of days and the type of room and indicate it
in the form for the conclusion of a contract. We can book suite
rooms on your demand if there are available.
In the end of the first working day of the Conference there will be a Conference Dinner in panoramic restaurant of «Helios» hotel which is situated on the 10th floor of the complex. In the restaurant, which is performed in style of oriental culture, you can taste not only delicious dishes, but also enjoy a beautiful sight to the seaside of the Gulf of Finland from a bird's-eye view.
Two tours will be offered to the participants of the Conference.
Tour №1: Bus tour to city of Vyborg – the city which has more than 700-year history and which has the only one real Middle-aged West-European castle in Russia. On the small area of Vyborg there are a lot of objects of cultural heritage from different countries such as Sweden, Finland and Russia. During the tour you can enjoy the view at Castle island and beauty city spots which are situated at the area of so-called old, «stone city» which is crowned by stone towers – Clock Tower, Watchtower and Round Tower.
Tour №2: Bus tour to city of Kronstadt – the city is situated on the Kotlin island at the Gulf of Finland. Kronstadt is a port city and it also represents symbolic «sea gates» to St.Petersburg. Road to Kronstadt goes through flood protective building complex of St.Petersburg, through islands where the chain of forts is placed including fort «Chumny» which in turn is a prototype of famous French fort «Boyard». In Kronstadt you can see restored Kronstadt Naval Cathedral and other sights of 18th-19th centuries: «province» houses, Complex of Kronstadt Admiralty, walls of Kronstadt fortress, Gostiny Dvor.
St. Petersburg Society of Science and Technology (Russia)
A. Oryshchenko (Russia) - Co-Chairman
G. Karzov (Russia) - Co-Chairman
T. Chernaenko (Russia) - Scientific Secretary
Organizing Committee Members:
А. Al Mazouzi (France)
T. Baskina (Russia)
M. Brumovsky (Czech Republic)
N. Davidenko (Russia)
A. Doub (Russia)
S. Evropin (Russia)
M. Ernestova (Czech Republic)
S. Eroshkin (Russia)
F. Garner (USA)
B. Gurovich (Russia)
E. Gyulikhandanov (Russia)
N. Kolbasnikov (Russia)
V. Kharchenko (Ukraine)
V. Leonov (Russia)
V. Lovchev (Russia)
N. Makhutov (Russia)
B. Margolin (Russia)
V. Pechenkin (Russia)
T. Titova (Russia)
P. Trampus (Hungary)
S. Zakharov (Russia)
A. Kashtanov - person responsible for the Division «Development and
improvement of materials for NPP equipment».
S. Galyatkin - person responsible for the Division «Welding and
other technologies for NPP equipment».
B. Margolin - person responsible for the Division «Physics and
mechanics of fracture. Calculation methods to assess the structural
integrity and lifetime of NPP equipment».
C. Okhapkin - person responsible for the Division «Mathematical
modeling of materials and technologies»
V. Petrov - person responsible for the Division «Operation issues,
evaluation and technological methods to ensure the operational
integrity and lifetime extension».
A. Minkin - Executive Secretary
KRON-SPB - all kinds of welding materials and metallurgical
Georgy Karzov, Co-Chairman
Tel: +7(812) 274-92-32
Tatyana Chernaenko., Scientific Secretary
Tel: +7(812) 274-38-88
Andrew Minkin, Executive Secretary
Tel: +7(812) 274-11-01
CRISM «Prometey», 49, Shpalernaya Ulitsa, St.
Petersburg, 191015, Russia
Fax: +7(812) 710-37-56