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Archive for source term informationand systems models II

Objective

The main aim of this shared cost action project is to extend a prototype database on source term phenomena begun within the CEC 4th Framework programme to encompass all the data arising from the source term cluster projects. This database would enable wide dissemination of the results of previous work, maximising the value of the projects and EC funding. Issues associated with the further development of the archive to all nuclear fission safety areas (e.g. core degradation and containment) as well as more substantial projects (e.g. Phebus-FP) will be addressed, together with defining a method to ensure that data from all current and future nuclear fission safety projects could readily be incorporated within the archive.

The main aim of this project is to extend a prototype database on source term phenomena begun within the CEC 0 Framework Programme to encompass all the data arising from the source term cluster projects. Issues associated with the further development of the archive to all nuclear fission safety areas (e.g. core degradation and containment) as well as more substantial projects (e.g. Phebus-FP) will be addressed, together with defining a method to ensure that data from all current and future nuclear fission safety projects could readily be incorporated within the archive.

Under the 4th Framework Programme, a concerted action was put in place to develop the Archive for Source Term Information and System Models (ASTERISM) prototype. This project was concerned with ensuring that the output of the ten projects then within the Source Term Cluster of the Nuclear Fission Safety programme were readily available to future research projects, in the form of summaries of the projects, and the necessary data or models. Within the ASTERISM prototype project, a catalogue was compiled of the key information arising from the source term projects, the archiving system for this information was designed, and a pilot archive established based on data from two projects. User feedback was sought at all stages, of the project. It is now proposed to extend the pilot archive to encompass information from all the source term projects and to update the catalogue of information issued under the ASTERISM project to include data generated after the issue of the original catalogue. The importance of the end-user is increasingly apparent in all aspects of research. The original ASTERISM project focused particularly on the requirements of the research worker. However, it is essential that the key results, data and models from research programmes are distilled into summaries designed to meet the requirements of both the regulator and nuclear industry. The other part of this task is therefore to provide clear summaries of the source term research projects undertaken to date for the different end users. It is also proposed to develop the system to allow further extension in future, including existing data/models from all nuclear fission projects (4th Framework Programme); data from more substantial projects, notably Phebus-FP; ongoing (5th Framework) and future projects.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC
Address
Winfrith Technology Centre
DT2 8DH Dorchester - Dorset
United Kingdom

Participants (2)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
NATIONAL NUCLEAR CORPORATION LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Chelford Road, Booths Hall
WA16 8QZ Knutsford