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The objectives of the SARNET network are to define common research programmes in the field of severe accidents and to develop common computer tools and methodologies for safety assessment in this field. To reach these objectives, one of the work packages, named "Severe Accident Research Priorities" (SARP), aimed at reviewing and reassessing the priorities of research issues as a basis to harmonize and to re-orient research programmes, to define new ones, and to close - if possible - resolved issues on a common basis. The work was performed in close collaboration with 8 participating institutions, led by GRS, representing technical safety organisations, industry and utilities (IRSN, CEA, EDF, FZK, GRS, KTH, TUS, VTT). This action made use notably of (1) the outcomes of the EURSAFE project in the 5th Framework Programme, i.e. the Phenomena Identification and Ranking Tables (PIRT) on severe accidents, (2) the results of the validation and benchmarking activities on ASTEC, (3) the results of reactor calculations carried out in the other SARNET tasks, and (4) the outcome of the research performed in the three thematic sub-domains of SARNET (corium, containment and source term).

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Authors: SCHWINGES B, Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbH, Köln (DE);JOURNEAU C, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);HASTE T, Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villigen (CH);MEYER L, Forschungzentrum Karlsruhe (FZK) GmbH, Karlsruhe (DE);TROMM W, Forschungzentrum Karlsruhe (FZK) GmbH, Karlsruhe (DE);TRAMBAUER K, GRS mbH, Garching (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Progress in Nuclear Energy, Volume 52, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 11-18
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