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Final Report Summary - NURESAFE (NUCLEAR REACTOR SAFETY SIMULATION PLATFORM)

For some years, there is a worldwide trend to move towards “higher-fidelity” simulation techniques in reactor analysis. One of the main objectives of the research in this area is to enhance the prediction capability of the computations used for safety demonstration of the current LWR nuclear power plants through the dynamic 3D coupling of the codes simulating the different physics of the problem into a common multi-physic simulation scheme. In this context, the objective of NURESAFE was to deliver to European stakeholders a reliable up to date software capacity usable for safety analysis needs and to further improve the “safety culture” by developing a high level of expertise in the proper use of the most recent and most advanced simulation tools. This software capacity is based on the NURESIM (Nuclear Reactor SIMulation) European reference simulation platform (Figure 1).

This platform includes advanced core physics, two-phase thermal-hydraulics, fuel modelling and multi-scale and multi-physics features together with sensitivity and uncertainty tools. These physics are validated and fully integrated into the platform using the open-source software SALOME, in order to provide a standardized state-of-the-art code system to support safety analysis of current and evolving LWRs.

The objective of the NURESAFE project was achieved through 4 scientific sub-projects presented hereafter:

1) Multiphysics applications involving core physics
2) Multiscale analysis of core thermo-hydraulics
3) Multiscale and multi-physics applications
4) Software platform

List of Websites:
www.nuresafe.eu

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France

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Nuclear Fission