Title: Modeling and Simulation of Nuclear Fuel Materials
Authors: DEVANATHAN RamVAN BRUTZEL LaurentCHARTIER AlainGUENEAU ChristineMATTSSON Ann E.TIKARE VeenaBARTEL ThimotyBESSMANN TheodoreSTAN MariusVAN UFFELEN Paul
Citation: ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE vol. 3 no. 10 p. 1406-1426
Publisher: ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Publication Year: 2010
JRC Publication N°: JRC58112
ISSN: 1754-5692
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC58112
DOI: 10.1039/c0ee00028k
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: We review the state of modeling and simulation of nuclear fuels with emphasis on the most widely used nuclear fuel, UO2. The hierarchical scheme presented represents a science-based approach to modeling nuclear fuels by progressively passing information in several stages from electronic structure calculations to continuum level simulations. Such an approach is essential to overcome the challenges posed by radioactive materials handling, experimental limitations in modeling extreme conditions and accident scenarios, and the small time and distance scales of fundamental defect processes. When used in conjunction with experimental validation, this multiscale modeling scheme can provide valuable guidance to development of fuel for advanced reactors to meet rising global energy demand.
JRC Institute:Institute for Transuranium Elements

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