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Preliminary Design Study of an Experimental Accelerator-Driven System, Final Report

Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C


The project on "Preliminary Design Study of an eXperimental ADS", PDS-XADS, partially funded by the European Commission under the EURATOM 5th Framework Programme, had the objective to assess the safe and efficient operation of Accelerator Driven Systems. It federated 25 institutions (leading nuclear industrial companies, research centres and universities) from 11 European countries under the co-ordination of the nuclear industrial company Framatome-ANP.
The project has evaluated different XADS design candidates in order to select the most appropriate one to be further developed. Three designs, two based on heavy liquid metal (Lead-Bismuth eutectic) cooling and one on gas cooling have been studied according to a common basis and the main needs for future Research & Development have been defined. The three designs fit rather well with the technical objectives fixed at the beginning of the project, consistent with the European Roadmap on ADS development.
This document is the Final Report of the Project. It contains a summary of the Technical and Management achievements. More technical details can be found within PDS-XADS Public Deliverable 86 �General Synthesis Report of XADS preliminary design studies and needed R&D�.

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