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Thermal-hydraulics of Innovative Nuclear Systems

Objective

For the long-term development of nuclear power, innovative nuclear systems such as Gen-IV reactors and transmutation systems need to be developed for meeting future energy challenges. Thermal-hydraulics is recognized as a key scientific subject in the development of innovative reactor systems. This project is devoted to important crosscutting thermal-hydraulic issues encountered in various innovative nuclear systems, such as advanced reactor core thermal-hydraulics, single phase mixed convection and turbulence, specific multiphase flow, and code coupling and qualification. The main objectives of the project are: • Generation of a data base for the development and validation of new models and codes describing the selected crosscutting thermal-hydraulic phenomena. This data base contains both experimental data and data from direct numerical simulations (DNS). • Development of new physical models and modeling approaches for more accurate description of the crosscutting thermal-hydraulic phenomena such as heat transfer and flow mixing, turbulent flow modeling for a wide range of Prandtl numbers, and modeling of flows under strong influence of buoyancy. • Improvement of the numerical engineering tools and establishment of a numerical platform for the design analysis of the innovative nuclear systems. This platform contains numerical codes of various classes of spatial scales, i.e. system analysis, sub-channel analysis and CFD codes, their coupling and the guidelines for their applications. The project will achieve optimum usage of available European resources in experimental facilities, numerical tools and expertise. It will establish a new common platform of research results and research infrastructure. The main outcomes of the project will be a synergized infrastructure for thermal-hydraulic research of innovative nuclear systems in Europe.

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2009
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 325 157
Administrative Contact
Xu Cheng (Dr.)

Participants (23)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 229 000
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Naccache (Dr.)
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 610 828
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Griet Vanderperren (Ms.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 494 000
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paride Meloni (Dr.)
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 447 000
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ferry Roelofs (Mr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 219 600
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 415 500
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rainer Maletti (Dr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 419 560
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Thorèn (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 381 399
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rogier Van Loghem (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 131 700
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesco Oriolo (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angelo Oreste Andrisano (Prof.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carmen Auricchio (Ms.)
ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 12 734
Address
Via Lorenzi Nicola 8
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuliano Locatelli (Mr.)
Computational Dynamics Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 64 000
Address
Great North Road 85
AL9 5BS Hatfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emilio Baglietto (Dr.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 48 000
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarcic (Prof.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 66 976,80
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
ASCOMP GmbH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 237 600
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1 Einstein H22
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Djamel Lakehal (Dr.)
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 102 357
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Didier Mestraletti (Mr.)
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 700
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ellen Zybill (Ms.)
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 74 500
Address
Localita Piscina Manna Edificio 1
09010 Pula Cagliari
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Milletti (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 94 200
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yann Bartosiewicz (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 131 999
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Riitta Kyrki-Rajamäki (Prof.)
TEXAS A&M ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION
United States
Address
7607 Eastmark Drive Eastmark Centre Ste 112
77840 College Station Tx
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Hollingsworth (Mr.)