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thermal hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of MEtal cooled reactors

thermal hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of MEtal cooled reactors

Objective

The thermal-hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of Metal cooled reactor (SESAME) project supports the development of European liquid metal cooled reactors (ASTRID, ALFRED, MYRRHA, SEALER). The project focusses on pre-normative, fundamental, safety-related, challenges for these reactors with the following objectives:
• Development and validation of advanced numerical approaches for the design and safety evaluation of advanced reactors;
• Achievement of a new or extended validation base by creation of new reference data;
• Establishment of best practice guidelines, Verification & Validation methodologies, and uncertainty quantification methods for liquid metal fast reactor thermal hydraulics.
The SESAME project will improve the safety of liquid metal fast reactors by making available new safety related experimental results and improved numerical approaches. These will allow system designers to improve the safety relevant equipment leading to enhanced safety standards and culture.
Due to the fundamental and generic nature of SESAME, developments will be of relevance also for the safety assessment of contemporary light water reactors. By extending the knowledge basis, SESAME will allow the EU member states to develop robust safety policies. At the same time, SESAME will maintain and further develop the European experimental facilities and numerical tools.
The consortium of 25 partners provides American-European-wide scientific and technological excellence in liquid metal thermal hydraulics, as well as full alignment with ESNII and with NUGENIA where of interest. A close interaction with the European liquid metal cooled reactor design teams is foreseen involving them in the Senior Advisory Committee. They will actively advise on the content of the project and will be the prime end-users, ensuring their innovative reactor designs will reach highest safety standards using frontier scientific developments.

Coordinator

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

Address

Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 843 500

Participants (22)

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LGI CONSULTING

France

EU Contribution

€ 178 500

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 350 355,28

CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 179 000

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 628 000

GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 211 875

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 134 710,55

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 65 000

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 74 000

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 755 000

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 445 790,94

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 100 094

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 54 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 368 000

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 134 100

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 70 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 99 000

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 129 750

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 9 400,25

ASCOMP GmbH

Switzerland

INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 166 486,98

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 113 437

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654935

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2015

  • End date

    31 March 2019

Funded under:

H2020-Euratom-1.8.

H2020-Euratom-1.3.

H2020-Euratom-1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 643 280

  • EU contribution

    € 5 200 000

Coordinated by:

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

Italy

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