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New Approach to Reactor Safety ImprovementS

Objective

Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) procedures allow to better understand and estimate the likelihood of the most causes prone to initiate nuclear accidents and to identify the most critical elements of the systems. However, despite of the remarkable reliability of current procedures, the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi accident highlighted a number of challenging issues with respect to their application and validity of their results. From this nuclear disaster the upgrading of the current methodological framework appeared to be necessary in areas such as cascading/conjunct events characterization, fragility analyses and uncertainties treatment. New developments in those areas would even enable the extension of their use in accident management.
Based on recent theoretical progresses, the NARSIS project aims at making significant scientific updates of some elements required for the PSA, focusing on external natural events (earthquake, tsunami, flooding, high speed winds...). These improvements mainly concern:
• Natural hazards characterization, considering concomitant external (simultaneous-yet-independent or cascading) events, and the correlation in intra-event intensity parameters;
• Fragility and functionality assessment of main critical NPPs' elements, accounting for conjunct effects (including ageing effects) and interdependencies under single or multiple external aggressions;
• Risk integration combined with uncertainty characterization and quantification, to allow efficient risks comparison and account for all possible interactions and cascade effects;
• Better processing/integration of expert-based information within PSA, through modern uncertainty theories both to represent in flexible manner experts’ judgments and to aggregate them to be used in a comprehensive manner.
The proposed improvements will be tested and validated on simplified and real NPP case studies. Demonstration supporting tools for operational & severe accident management will be also provided.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2016-2017

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Sub call

NFRP-2016-2017-1

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
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BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
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3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans

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Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Loiret
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KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
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€ 394 231,00
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Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
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Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
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GEN ENERGIJA DOO
Slovenia
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€ 263 340,00
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Vrbina 17
8270 Krsko

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Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Posavska
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€ 13 860,00
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
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Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses

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AREVA GMBH

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Germany
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Paul-gossen-strasse 100
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France
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Plac Politechniki 1
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€ 7 750,00
NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH
Poland
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€ 235 500,00
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€ 13 250,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
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Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
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Westerduinweg 3
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€ 10 654,99
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
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€ 119 102,50
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Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
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INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
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€ 237 550,00
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Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana

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Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
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AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
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Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
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EDF ENERGY R&D UK CENTRE LIMITED
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Schonbrunner Allee 9
1120 Wien

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FRAMATOME GMBH
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€ 20 490,82
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France
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€ 39,79
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FRAMATOME
France
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€ 114 628,27
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1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
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€ 12 920,26