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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
Net EU contribution
€ 843 500,00
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 198 750,00

Participants (22)

LGI SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 178 500,00
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 350 355,28
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 179 000,00
Address
Localita Piscina Manna Edificio 1
09050 Pula Cagliari

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 44 750,00
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 628 000,00
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Kop van Noord-Holland
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 211 875,00
Address
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 134 710,55
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 65 000,00
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 74 000,00
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 755 000,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 450 548,75
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 445 790,94
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 100 094,00
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 99 906,00
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 22 800,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 368 000,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 134 100,00
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 25,00
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 70 000,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 99 000,00
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 129 750,00
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 9 400,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 14 499,75
ASCOMP GmbH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1 Einstein H22
8005 Zurich

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 541 250,00
VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Waterloose Steenweg, 72
1640 Sint-genesius-rode

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 30 000,00
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 166 486,98
Address
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec-rez

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Region
Střední Čechy Středočeský kraj
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 40 750,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 113 437,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,50