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REDUCTION OF RADIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF DESIGN BASIS AND DESIGN EXTENDION ACCIDENTS

Objective

The Reduction of Radiological Consequences of design basis and extension Accidents (R2CA) project targets the development of harmonized methodologies and innovative management approach and safety devices for the evaluation and for the reduction of the consequences of DBA and DEC-A accidents in operating and foreseen nuclear power plants in Europe. For both purposes development of methodologies will be conducted with the goal of reassessing the safety margins using less conservative approaches and considering the new risks that rose from the original design or design extension phases. This will reinforce the confidence on these safety margins for conditions up to the extended design domain, will allow the identification of new accident management measures and devices and will support the optimization of the potential associated emergency population protection measures.
Improvement of evaluations tools will be supported by the reassessment of the existing experimental and analytical databases. The efficiency of the approach will be demonstrated by comparing at start and then at the end of the project the results of the evaluation of a series of reactor cases selected by a senior expert group among two main categories: loss of coolant accidents and steam generator tube rupture accidents.
Detailed analyzes of these reactor cases simulations will suggest the development of harmonized evaluation methodologies.
The project will include also innovative actions to estimate the pros and cons of potential new accident management measures and devices, to explore the potential switch of prognosis evaluation tools to the diagnosis of on-going fuel cladding failure and to explore the potentiality for these accidental situations of advanced technological fuels.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/nuclear engineering

Call for proposal

NFRP-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 701 436,75

Participants (16)

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 215 177,50
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 212 847,50
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ANALYTICAL RESEARCH BUREAU FOR NPP SAFETY
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 177 304,69
Address
M. Vasilenko Str., No. 7, Office 307
03124 Kyiv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NINE NUCLEAR AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 170 625
Address
Via Della Chiesa Xxxii 759
55100 Lucca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEL V
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 95 625
Address
Rue Walcourt 148
1070 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 63 375
Address
Breslaujos G. 3
LT-44403 Kaunas
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 149 700
Address
Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34 - 36
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 177 416,88
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 219 877,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 138 750
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 500
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 118 396,25
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 92 300
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STATE ENTERPRISE STATE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CENTER FOR NUCLEAR AND RADIATION SAFETY
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 84 687,50
Address
Vasylya Stusa Street 35 - 37
03142 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 135 921,25
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 194 000
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations