ICN - Pitesti

REACTORS PHYSICS, FUEL PERFORMANCES AND NUCLEAR SAFETY

Objectives

  • To maintain and develop technical support capacities for Cernavoda's NPP safe lifetime operation;
  • Lead cooled reactors knowledge, competencies and expertise development to generate contributions on the GEN IV reactors development, particularly on the ALFRED project;
  • To provide technical support for the safe operation of the TRIGA reactors.

Activities

  • Reactor physics and Thermo-hydraulic analysis;
  • Computational methods and computer code development;
  • Nuclear safety analyses;
  • Reactor physics instrumentation, experiments and irradiations;
  • Nuclear fuel design, optimization and behavior modeling;
  • Fuel and materials tests design and experimental data evaluation.

Experimental infrastructure

  • Graphite prism with neutron sources;
  • High resolution gamma spectrometer;
  • MAXSIMA irradiation capsule;
  • ∑∑ secondary intermediate-energy standard neutron field system;
  • TRIGA-SSR thermal column.

Main achievements

  • Physics and thermo-hydraulic studies related to advanced reactors and advanced fuel cycles;
  • Adaptation and development of reactor physics computer programs;
  • Methods for acquisition and processing of reactor physics neutron data;
  • Probabilistic safety assessments including component ageing effects;
  • Safety assessments for radioactive waste disposal;
  • Advanced Fuel design (design optimization and design evaluation);
  • Methodology and irradiation device for transient tests on LFR type fuel;
  • Bonner spheres neutron spectrometer.

 

Contact: Dr. Csaba ROTH; e-mail: csaba.roth@nuclear.ro

Last modified: 18-02-2019.


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