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thermal hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of MEtal cooled reactors

Objective

The thermal-hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of Metal cooled reactor (SESAME) project supports the development of European liquid metal cooled reactors (ASTRID, ALFRED, MYRRHA, SEALER). The project focusses on pre-normative, fundamental, safety-related, challenges for these reactors with the following objectives:
• Development and validation of advanced numerical approaches for the design and safety evaluation of advanced reactors;
• Achievement of a new or extended validation base by creation of new reference data;
• Establishment of best practice guidelines, Verification & Validation methodologies, and uncertainty quantification methods for liquid metal fast reactor thermal hydraulics.
The SESAME project will improve the safety of liquid metal fast reactors by making available new safety related experimental results and improved numerical approaches. These will allow system designers to improve the safety relevant equipment leading to enhanced safety standards and culture.
Due to the fundamental and generic nature of SESAME, developments will be of relevance also for the safety assessment of contemporary light water reactors. By extending the knowledge basis, SESAME will allow the EU member states to develop robust safety policies. At the same time, SESAME will maintain and further develop the European experimental facilities and numerical tools.
The consortium of 25 partners provides American-European-wide scientific and technological excellence in liquid metal thermal hydraulics, as well as full alignment with ESNII and with NUGENIA where of interest. A close interaction with the European liquid metal cooled reactor design teams is foreseen involving them in the Senior Advisory Committee. They will actively advise on the content of the project and will be the prime end-users, ensuring their innovative reactor designs will reach highest safety standards using frontier scientific developments.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/numerical analysis
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/fluid dynamics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/nuclear energy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/computational fluid dynamics
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/nuclear engineering

Call for proposal

NFRP-2014-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 843 500

Participants (22)

LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 178 500
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 350 355,28
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 179 000
Address
Localita Piscina Manna Edificio 1
09050 Pula Cagliari
Activity type
Research Organisations
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 628 000
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 875
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 134 710,55
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 74 000
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 755 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 445 790,94
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 100 094
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 368 000
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 134 100
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 129 750
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 9 400,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASCOMP GmbH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1 Einstein H22
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 166 486,98
Address
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec-rez
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 113 437
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments