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NUCLEAR REACTOR SAFETY SIMULATION PLATFORM

Objective

After the 2011 disaster that occurred in Japan, improvement of nuclear safety appears more clearly as a paramount condition for further development of nuclear industry. The NURESAFE project addresses engineering aspects of nuclear safety, especially those relative to design basis accidents (DBA). Although the Japanese event was a severe accident, in a process of defense-in-depth, prevention and control of DBA is obviously one of the priorities in the process of safety improvement. In this respect, the best simulation software are needed to justify the design of reactor protection systems and measures taken to prevent and control accidents.
The NURESAFE project addresses safety of light water reactors which will represent the major part of fleets in the world along the whole 21st century.
The first objective of NURESAFE is to deliver to European stakeholders a reliable software capacity usable for safety analysis needs and to develop a high level of expertise in the proper use of the most recent simulation tools. Nuclear reactor simulation tools are of course already widely used for this purpose but more accurate and predictive software including uncertainty assessment must allow to quantify the margins toward feared phenomena occurring during an accident and they must be able to model innovative and more complex design features.
This software capacity will be based on the NURESIM simulation platform created during FP6 NURESIM project and developed during FP7 NURISP project which achieved its goal by making available an integrated set of software at the state of the art. The objectives under the work-program are to develop practical applications usable for safety analysis or operation and design and to expand the use of the NURESIM platform. Therefore, the NURESAFE project concentrates its activities on some safety relevant “situation targets”. The main outcome of NURESAFE will be the delivery of multiphysics and fully integrated applications.
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 203 313,55

Administrative Contact

Bruno Chanaron (Mr.)

Participants (23)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 190 534,72

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 343 088,13

GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 244 538

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 483,53

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 479 621,79

ASCOMP GmbH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 636 369,05

AREVA NP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 52 662

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 282 769,20

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 170 612,80

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 316 517,70

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 162 308,20

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 73 608,19

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 76 937,15

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 98 456

INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND NUCLEAR ENERGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 105 419,20

UJV REZ, a. s.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 142 411,23

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 33 709,25

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 53 936,80

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 386 662,86

LGI CONSULTING

France

EU Contribution

€ 218 716,37

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 23 067,20

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 78 257,08

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 323263

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 328 144,31

  • EU contribution

    € 5 600 000

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France