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European nuclear thermodynamic database for in- and ex- vessel applications

Objective

To solve problems of fuel degradation, ex-vessel fuel spreading, core catcher resistance, fission products retention or release, etc. The phase diagrams of the key elements of the corium must be known. These phase diagrams can be determined directly or indirectly via thermodynamic measurements and models. The objective of ENTHALPY is to merge the 2 corium-oriented thermodynamic databases existing in Europe in one European commonly agreed database, to extend it to key in- and ex- vessel elements, to complete the missing or contradictory data by Separate Effect Tests (SET), to validate the database against global tests and to effectively couple the database to Severe Accident codes in a fast, accurate and convenient way. The accent is put on thermodynamic: equilibrium condition, specific thermodynamic-oriented methodology and techniques (Differential Thermal Analysis, High Temperature Mass Spectrometry, etc.)

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
Address
77/83 Av. Du General De Gaule
92140 Clamart
France

Participants (10)

AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC
United Kingdom
Address
220 Harwell
OX11 0QJ Didcot,harwell,chilton
BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
200,Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE SERVICE NATIONAL*
France
Address
Avenue Du Général De Gaulle 1
92141 Clamart
FRAMATOME ANP GMBH
Germany
Address
Freyeslebenstrasse 1
91058 Erlangen
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Address
Av. Du General De Gaule 77/83
92140 Clamart
KFKI - ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Konkoly-thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
SKODA - UJP, PRAHA A.S.
Czechia
Address
Nad Kaminkou 1345
15610 Praha 5
THERMODATA ASBL
France
Address
1001,Avenue Centrale 1001
38402 Saint-martin-d'heres
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
2,Chemin Du Cyclotron 2 Batiment Marc De Hemptinne
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles