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Modelling of ageing in concrete nuclear power plant structures

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKS-CT-2001-00186

  • Start date

    1 November 2001

  • End date

    31 October 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 160 424

  • EU contribution

    € 1 099 257

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

Objective

MAECENAS will develop a comprehensive reliability-based analysis assessment tool to determine the risk of an unacceptable reduction in the structural safety of reinforced PCCV and PCPVs as a result of operational and environmental ageing effects.
For the first time a complete analysis capability will exist that considers the complex moisture transport, creep, shrinkage and fracturing processes under elevated temperature for concrete suffering multi-axial stress states. This can lead to a step-change in the interpretation of condition and assessment of appropriate repair strategies.
Test data on the behaviour of aged concrete will be gathered to create a thermodynamically consistent constitutive theory. The project will involve close collaboration between leading academic institutions and senior engineers from within the nuclear industry.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Address

Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street
S1 3jd Sheffield

United Kingdom

Participants (7)

BRITISH ENERGY GENERATION (UK) LTD

United Kingdom

CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF PRAGUE

Czechia

ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES

France

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE

United Kingdom

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MECHANICAL SCIENCES

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKS-CT-2001-00186

  • Start date

    1 November 2001

  • End date

    31 October 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 160 424

  • EU contribution

    € 1 099 257

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom