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"Methodology, Analysis and eXperiments for the ""Safety In MYRRHA Assessment"""

Objective

"The Strategic Research Agenda of the EU Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technical platform requires new large infrastructures for its successful deployment. MYRRHA has been identified as a long term supporting research facility for all ESNII systems and as such put in the high-priority list of ESFRI. The goal of MAXSIMA is to contribute to the ""safety in MYRRHA"" assessment.
MAXSIMA has five technical work-packages. The first contains safety analyses to support licensing of MYRRHA. Design-based, design extended and severe accident events will be studied with a focus on transients potentially leading to fuel pin failures. Fuel assembly blockage and control system failure are the least unlikely events leading to core damage. For code validation a thermal-hydraulic study of different blockage scenarios of the fuel bundle and tests of the hydrodynamic behaviour of a new buoyancy driven control/safety system are planned. Both are supported by numerical simulations. Safety of the Steam Generator is treated by looking at consequences and damage propagation of a SG Tube Rupture event (SGTR) and by characterising leak rates and bubble sizes from typical cracks in a SGTR. Additionally a leak detection system and the drag on bubbles travelling through liquid LBE are studied. MOX fuel segment qualification with transient irradiations is a big step in licensing. MAXIMA include validation experiments for safety computer codes involving core damage scenarios with high temperature MOX-LBE interactions. Fuel-coolant-clad chemistry is studied up to 1700°C and a core melt experiment in a reactor is prepared to assess the interaction of LBE with molten fuel. Following the Fukushima accident, effort is put on development of enhanced passive safety systems for decay heat removal and on confinement analyses for HLM systems. A separate work package is dedicated to education and training. Beside workshops, lecture series and training sessions, virtual-safety simulator software will be developed."

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2012
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 173 500
Administrative Contact
Ludo Veuchelen (Mr.)

Participants (13)

REGIA AUTONOMA PENTRU ACTIVITATI NUCLEARE DROBETA TR. SEVERIN RA SUCURSALA CERCETARI NUCLEARE PITESTI

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Romania
Address
Cimpului 1
0402 Mioveni - Arges
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luminita Savoiu (Ms.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 862 705
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mariano Tarantino (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 742 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Kindsvogel (Ms.)
ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 447
Address
Via Lorenzi Nicola 8
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Grattarola (Mr.)
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 66 607
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Abdelaziz Lazaar (Mr.)
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 101 858
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dietrik W. Emmens (Mr.)
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 678
Address
Localita Piscina Manna Edificio 1
09010 Pula Cagliari
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincent Moreau (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 507 395
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monica Thorén (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 56 850
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katja Gröger (Ms.)
REGIA AUTONOMA TEHNOLOGII PENTRU ENERGIA NUCLEARA - RATEN
Romania
EU contribution
€ 276 450
Address
Strada Campului 1
115400 Mioveni
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luminita Savoiu (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 250 510
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Ryrberg (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF ATOMIC ENERGY OF NATIONAL NUCLEAR CENTRE OF REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN
Kazakhstan
EU contribution
€ 57 000
Address
Krasnoarmeyskaya Street 10
071100 Kurchatov
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Vurim (Mr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Collados Martín-Posadillo (Ms.)