Movement by the development of computational science , relying heavily on the experimental design of the artifact , and that trying to research and design on the basis of computational science has been increasing in recent years . As the Earth Simulator began operation in March this year , research that attempts to simulate comprehensive and the global warming is entirely typical activities .

    On the other hand, in the history of nuclear research , around the neutron physics , if all the situations cannot be simulated in the experiment, it has been working to advance the technology by numerical experiment. The technology of computational engineering has been applied in various fields such as core design, fuel and thermal-hydraulic design, safety design, structural and seismic design. In the past activities , advancement of analysis techniques and experiments have been realized at the same time, however, more analysis-centric research and development (R&D) activities will become more important such as “Computer-Aided R&D”  or “Design by Analysis”.

    As for the analysis method,  new methods such as the mesh-free method which is beyond the conventional approach within finite difference method have been developed. Parallel computing environments have been widely available from desktop PCs to large-scale super computers.

    In addition, technology inheritance is becoming a very important theme as a feature of the nuclear field. Activities on analysis technology itself have been needed in order to discuss various topics like benchmark analysis for the purpose of ensuring the validity and reliability of the analysis.

    In such circumstances, we propose the establishment of this division in order to encourage all researchers/engineers involved in the field of computational science and engineering in nuclear applications to interact each other and discuss for further development of nuclear technology for contributions to the human society.

    As related fields, thermal-hydraulic, neutron physics, material, structure, electromagnetic, seismic, environmental study, parallel computing technology, CAE and the benchmark activities will be covered. Further activities will also be considered in cooperation with other scientific societies.