Title: The added value of International Benchmarks for Fuel Performance Codes: an illustration on the basis of TRANSURANUS
Authors: VAN UFFELEN PaulSCHUBERT ArndtGYORI CsabaVAN DE LAAR Jacques
Citation: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference Fuel Performance p. 1 - 20
Publisher: Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC54522
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC54522
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Safety authorities and fuel designers, as well as nuclear research centers rely heavily on fuel performance codes for predicting the behaviour and life-time of fuel rods. The simulation tools are developed and validated on the basis of experimental results, some of which is in the public domain such as the International Fuel Performance Experiments database of the OECD/NEA and IAEA. Publicly available data constitute an excellent basis for assessing codes themselves, but also to compare codes that are being developed by independent teams. The present report summarises the advantages for the TRANSURANUS code by taking part in previous benchmarks organised by the IAEA, and outlines the preliminary results along with the perspectives of our participation in the current coordinated research project FUMEXIII.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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