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GEneration iv Materials MAturity

GEneration iv Materials MAturity

Objective

GEMMA Project addresses the action NFRP 5 of the 2015 EU call: “Materials research for Generation-IV reactors”, which has the scope to investigate the areas where further research and innovation is needed to reach technological maturity in the frame of the development of Generation IV reactor materials. The proposal is prepared under the auspices of the Joint Program on Nuclear Materials of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA JPNM). It is based on the contents of seven Pilot Projects recently approved by EERA JPNM dealing with environmental characterizations of materials and welds, numerical modeling accompanied by dedicated experiments and development of mitigation measures towards materials degradation.
The general objective of GEMMA Project is to qualify and codify the selected structural materials for the construction of Generation IV reactors, as envisaged within the European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative (ESNII). The structural materials, to be considered in the GEMMA project, are those selected by the designers of the ESNII systems for fuel cladding and, in some cases, for the main vessel and the internals. Their qualification means that their resistance to harsh exposure conditions of high temperature, highly corrosive environment and intense flux of fast neutrons, will be experimentally verified and/or numerically modelled. The applicability of materials to the reactors' construction implies also that relevant welded joints will be tested as well as corrosion protection treatments. Even the corrosion resistance of new Alumina Forming Alloy steels and surface treatments will be tested in representative conditions. The codification of the project results entails that a large amount of experimental data will be generated and that such data will be transformed to useful rules, for system and component designers, to be expressed in a suitable way for inclusion in the Design Rules of the RCC-MRx code.

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

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 650 612

Participants (22)

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KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 437 375

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 291 245

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 236 500

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

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 676 033

SINTEC S.r.l.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 58 800

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 22 767

UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 40 000

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 194 144

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 53 011

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 309 861

CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 175 660

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 24 625

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 232 015

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 205 191

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 85 000

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 54 384

REGIA AUTONOMA TEHNOLOGII PENTRU ENERGIA NUCLEARA - RATEN

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 41 613

AKTIEBOLAGET SANDVIK MATERIALSTECHONOLOGY

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 60 250

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 36 159

UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT - MONTBELIARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 93 850

WALTER TOSTO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 20 087

KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

South Korea

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 755269

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-Euratom-1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 625 379,38

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 182

Coordinated by:

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

Italy