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Prediction of Irradiation Damage Effects on Reactor Components (PERFECT)

Objective

In nuclear power reactors, materials may undergo degradation due to severe irradiation conditions. So far, the material databases needed to allow for these degradations in the design and safe operation of installations have mainly relied on long-term irradiation programs in test reactors as well as on mechanical or corrosion testing in specialized hot cells. This predominantly empirical approach can now be complemented and improved. Indeed, continuous progressing computer technology and physical understanding of radiation damage has made possible the development faulty-scale numerical tools capable of simulating the effects of irradiation on mechanical and corrosion properties of materials. The proposed 4 year Integrated Project has mainly for objective to develop such tools. They will be used to solve issues related to Light Water Reactor pressure vessels and internal structures (PWR and WWR types). The Project has also for objectives
i) to ensure the diffusion of these tools among the European nuclear industry,
ii) tousle them to perform a first European collective exercise of component analysis in which material behaviour assessment will be done by numerical simulation,
iii) to apply the proposed simulation tools to complement previous or current international projects and
iv) to form young researchers to the mechanisms of degradation of materials. PERFECT will be run by 12 European organizations involved in the nuclear field and 16 Universities. Representative of constructors, utilities, regulators, research organizations, will join the PERFECT Users-Group where they will receive the information and training required to get their own appraisal on limits and potentialities of the developed tools. This sharing of knowledge is a key point for the tools to be accepted and used on industrial applications. A Consortium Agreement outlines the rules of the PERFECT Consortium.

Call for proposal

EURATOMCALL2003-FIXEDDEADLINE
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
Address
22-30 Avenue De Wagram
Paris
France

Participants (27)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
Paris
BAY ZOLTAN FOUNDATION FOR APPLIED RESEARCH
Hungary
Address
Fehervari Ut 130
Budapest
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
Paris
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avenida Complutense 22
Madrid
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Address
Sven Hultinsgata 2
Goeteborg
CHARLES UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Ke Karlovu 3
Praha 2
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
Paris
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
200, Rue De La Loi
Bruxelles
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens
Lausanne
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM ROSSENDORF E.V OG_OG_OGN1 INSTITUTE OF SAFETY RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 128
Weissig - Dresden
FRAMATOME ANP GMBH
Germany
Address
Freyeslebenstrasse 1
Erlangen
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
Grenoble
KFKI ATOMENERGIA KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege M. Ut 29-33
Budapest
SERCO LTD
United Kingdom
Address
16 Bartley Wood Business Park
Hook
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
Address
Vazovova 5
Bratislava
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE - CENTRE D'ETUDES DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
Address
Herrmann Debrouxlaan 40-42
Bruxelles
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Abercromby Square
Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
Address
Harwell 329, Marshall Building 521
Didcot,harwell,chilton
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
Address

Alicante
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avda De Ramiro De Maeztu 7 S/n
Madrid
UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 8
Augsburg
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
Barcelona
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
Bruxelles
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh
USTAV JADERNEHO VYZKUMU REZ A.S OG_OG_OGN1 DIVISION OF INTEGRITY AND TECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Czechia
Address
Rez 130
Rez - Praha
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Address
Pleinlaan 2
Bruxelles
VTT VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
Espoo