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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.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2016-2017-1
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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)

JAN EDUARD HOOGENBOOM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 212 723,41
Address
Ijsselzoom 2
2902 LB Capelle Aan Den Ijssel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 464 637,88
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 118 750
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 656,25
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENERGY, SAFETY AND RISK CONSULTANTS(UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 158 255,75
Address
Booths Park Chelford Road
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 415 805,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 247 190
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 251 542,19
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
PREUSSENELEKTRA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 62 937,50
Address
Tresckowstrasse 5
30457 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CEZ AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 36 218,75
Address
Duhova 2/1444
14053 Praha 4
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 62 937,50
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)