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|Title:||Generation IV Reactor Safety and Materials Research by the Institute for Energy and Transport at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre|
|Authors:||TUCEK Kamil; TSIGE-TAMIRAT Haileyesus; AMMIRABILE Luca; LAZARO CHUECA AURELIO; GRAH ALEKSANDER; CARLSSON Johan; DOEDERLEIN JOHANN; OETTINGEN Mikołaj; FUETTERER Michael; D'AGATA Elio; LAURIE Mathias; TURBA KRYSTOF; OHMS Carsten; NILSSON Karl-Fredrik; HAEHNER Peter|
|Citation:||NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN vol. 265 p. 1181-1193|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||To support the drafting, development, implementation and monitoring of European energy and transport policy, the Institute for Energy and Transport of the European Commissions’ Joint Research Centre conducts pre-competitive research in the areas of experimental qualification of advanced fuels and materials as well as simulation and modelling of reactor safety and material performance. The work covers assessments, design optimisation and improvements to the safety and performance of new, innovative reactor systems, materials and instrumentation, in order to meet the EU’s long-term energy needs while respecting sustainability, enhanced safety and economic aspects. The research is linked, and contributes, to related EURATOM Framework Programme projects, Generation IV International Forum (GIF), International Atomic Energy Agency as well as OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD NEA) activities. The current paper gives an overview and examples of past, current, and upcoming activities in the areas of reactor safety assessments, advanced fuel irradiation and materials research.|
|JRC Directorate:||Energy, Transport and Climate|
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