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TOWARDS IMPROVED ASSESSMENT OF SAFETY PERFORMANCE FOR LONG-TERM OPERATION OF NUCLEAR CIVIL ENGINEERING STRUCTURES

Project description

Improved assessment of NPP concrete structures toward ageing

A nuclear power plant involves complex engineering structures that are important to its safe and reliable operation. Concrete structures in nuclear power plants provide foundation, structural support, biological shielding, containment, and protection against internal and external hazards. The ageing of these concrete structures increases the risk to public health and safety, if not controlled. The EU-funded ACES project will advance the assessment of safety performance for long-term operation of nuclear power plants. Experimental and modelling techniques will be used to study related deterioration and ageing mechanisms. The project will focus on physical understanding of the degradation processes, such as radiation effects, internal swelling reactions and liner corrosion. The findings will also assist in improving the safety and operational designs of next-generation nuclear plants.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering

Call for proposal

NFRP-2019-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 704 084,63

Participants (9)

BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 226 222,09
Address
Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 389 851,25
Address
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec-rez
Activity type
Research Organisations
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 290 775
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 529 322,50
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 407 512
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 545 929,32
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ENERGORISK
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 258 650
Address
7 Timofeya Strokacha Street Office 141
03148 Kyiv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 470 481,78
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 176 733,75
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations