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High-Performance Monte Carlo Methods for SAFEty Demonstration- From Proof of Concept to realistic Safety Analysis and Industry-like Applications

High-Performance Monte Carlo Methods for SAFEty Demonstration- From Proof of Concept to realistic Safety Analysis and Industry-like Applications

Objective

Considering the priority topics of NUGENIA and the achievements of the EU HPMC project, the overall objective of the McSAFE project is to move the Monte Carlo based stand-alone and coupled solution methodologies (advanced depletion, optimal coupling of MC-codes to thermal-hydraulic solvers, time-dependent Monte Carlo and methods and algorithms for massively parallel simulations) to become valuable and widespread numerical tools for realistic core design, safety analysis and industry-like applications of LWRs of generation II and III.

On one hand, the envisaged developments will permit to predict important core safety parameters with less conservatism than current state-of-the-art methods and on the other hand, it will make possible the increase the performance and operational flexibility of nuclear reactors. Last but not least, this kind of projects fosters the dissemination of knowledge from experienced researchers to young engineers, scientists as well as master and doctoral students.

The McSAFE project is planned to be a research and innovation action. Even though the applications foreseen for this period are all focused on Generation II, the codes and methods to be further developed and validated can be applied to Gen-III and Gen-IV reactors in a straight-forward manner. In addition, the McSAFE tools and methods are also applicable to research reactors (core design optimisation and safety features evaluation), where the complicated geometry and physics of the core can be adequately simulated only by Monte Carlo codes.
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Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Address

Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 670 937,50

Participants (11)

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JAN EDUARD HOOGENBOOM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 212 723,41

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 464 637,88

UJV REZ, a. s.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 118 750

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 279 656,25

ENERGY, SAFETY AND RISK CONSULTANTS (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 158 255,75

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 415 805,50

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 247 190

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 251 542,19

PREUSSENELEKTRA GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 62 937,50

CEZ AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 36 218,75

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 62 937,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 755097

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-Euratom-1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 140 393,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 981 592,23

Coordinated by:

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany