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Prediction of the Effects of Radiation FOr reactor pressure vessel and in-core Materials using multi-scale modelling - 60 years foreseen plant lifetime

Objective

In nuclear power plants, materials may undergo degradation due to severe irradiation conditions that may limit their operational life. Utilities that operate these reactors need to quantify the ageing and the potential degradations of some essential structures of the power plant to ensure safe and reliable plant operation. So far, the material databases needed to take account of these degradations in the design and safe operation of installations mainly rely on long-term irradiation programs in test reactors as well as on mechanical or corrosion testing in specialized hot cells. Continuous progress in the physical understanding of the phenomena involved in irradiation damage and continuous progress in computer sciences have now made possible the development of multi-scale numerical tools able to simulate the effects of irradiation on materials microstructure. A first step towards this goal has been successfully reached through the development of the RPV-2 and Toughness Module numerical tools by the scientific community created around the FP6 PERFECT project. Relying on the existing PERFECT Roadmap, the proposed 4 year Collaborative Project PERFORM 60 has mainly for objective to develop multi-scale tools aimed at predicting the combined effects of irradiation and corrosion on internals (austenitic stainless steels) and also to improve existing ones on RPV (bainitic steels). PERFORM 60 will be based on two technical sub-projects i) RPV and ii) Internals. The Users' Group and Training sub-project shall allow representatives of constructors, utilities, research organizations... from Europe, USA and Japan to receive the information and training to get their own appraisal on limits and potentialities of the developed tools. An important effort will be made to teach young researchers in the field of materials' degradation. PERFORM 60 will be run with 20 European organizations and Universities involved in the nuclear field.

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2008
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 122 249
Administrative Contact
Abderrahim Al Mazouzi (Dr.)

Participants (22)

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 855 963
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Griet Vanderperren (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 017 691
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
André Guilbaud (Mr.)
SERCO LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 466 479
Address
Bartley Wood Business Park 16 Serco House
RG27 9UY Bartley Way Hook
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Waites (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 619 460
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Aurélie Ménard (Ms.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 126 145
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dolores Gómez Briceño (Ms.)
AREVA NP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 23 100
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monique Kozicki (Ms.)
AREVA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 291 943
Address
Paul-gossen-strasse 100
91052 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Kraus (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 412 159
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Merja Asikainen (Ms.)
UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 75 555
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Milan Brumovsky (Dr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE POWER ENGINEERING PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 57 540
Address
Moor Lane
DE24 8BJ Derby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Davies (Mr.)
TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 54 915
Address
Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34 - 36
1000 Bruxelles
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Gerard (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 491
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rainer Maletti (Dr.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 140 365
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Thepenier (Ms.)
BG H2 SOCIETY SDRUZHENIE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 54 700
Address
Kliment Ohridski Boulevard 8
1756 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tzvety Tzvetkoff (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 600
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marc Hou (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raymond Kent (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 70 110
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valenti Guasch (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Colin Normanshaw (Mr.)
SUEZ-TRACTEBEL SA
Belgium
Address
Place Du Trone 1
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Gerard (Mr.)
ENERGY, SAFETY AND RISK CONSULTANTS(UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Booths Park Chelford Road
WA16 8QZ Knutsford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Sharples (Mr.)