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Code for European Severe Accident Management

Objective

The Fukushima accidents highlighted that both the in-depth understanding of such sequences and the development or improvement of adequate severe accident management measures is essential in order to further increase the safety of the nuclear power plants operated in Europe. CESAM (Code for European Severe Accident Management) is a R&D project that aims in particular at the improvement of the European reference code ASTEC towards a usage in severe accident management analysis for nuclear power plants (NPP).
The models of ASTEC that are available for the relevant phenomena during severe accidents in the reactor core as well as in the spent fuel ponds are assessed and recommendations for improvement are developed. The lessons learned from the severe accident in Fukushima will be especially considered. Based on these recommendations ASTEC models will be improved and validated by the partners.
In addition, ASTEC will be coupled to environmental consequences tools and a methodology will be investigated that evaluates the probability of different possible accident scenarios based on available on-side data during an accident in a nuclear power plant. This way, ASTEC will be extended to become a tool used for decision-making in emergency cases.
ASTEC reference datasets for the main generic types of NPPs in Europe (PWR, BWR, CANDU) will jointly be prepared to give users appropriate guidance how to apply ASTEC for real plant analyses used e.g. for accident management. Plant analyses and possible improvements of SAM measures based on various plant scenarios and accounting for the lessons drawn from the Fukushima accidents, will be performed. A workshop will be organized to elaborate on ASTEC capabilities for calculations of the Fukushima accidents, both in the reactor core and the spent fuel ponds.

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2012
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 641 945,80
Administrative Contact
Gisela Niedermeyer

Participants (19)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Nieminen (Ms.)
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 627 100
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Didier Mestraletti (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 253 250
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Rebekka Rehwald (Ms.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 173 065
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Collados Martín-Posadillas (Ms.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 219 000
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Felice De Rosa (Dr.)
VUJE AS
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 97 662
Address
Okruzna 5
91864 Trnava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juraj Jancovic (Mr.)
INZINIERSKA VYPOCTOVA SPOLOCNOST TRNAVA S.R.O.
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 158 250
Address
Jana Holleho 5
917 01 Trnava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Matejovic (Dr.)
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 93 000
Address
Breslaujos G. 3
LT-44403 Kaunas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Virginijus Vileiniskis (Dr.)
NUBIKI Nuclear Safety Research Institute Ltd.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 49 200
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Utca 29 33 6 Ep
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Csabane Takats (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 291 420
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jacqueline Edwards
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 289 150
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mathias Hoffmann (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND NUCLEAR ENERGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 75 300
Address
Tzarigradsko Shose 72
1784 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pavlin Groudev (Dr.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 69 690
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarčič (Prof.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 354 893,60
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Redondo Berdugo (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 48 975
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Nieminen (Ms.)
AREVA NP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 44 000
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Garo Azarian (Mr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 111 277,60
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
India
Address
Anushakti Bhavan, C.s.m. Marg.
400 001 Mumbai
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hemant Ganesh Lele (Mr.)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Virginie Lombard (Dr.)