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 and experiments;
  • Nuclear fuel design, optimization and behavior modeling;
  • Fuel and materials tests design and experimental data evaluation.

Experimental infrastructure

  • Reference neutron spectrum devices in thermal and intermediate energy range (on going certification as calibrating neutron flux density unit);
  • Graphite prism with neutron sources for low flux experiments and measurements;
  • High resolution gamma spectrometry.

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 the near-surface radioactive waste storage sites;
  • Advanced Fuel design (design optimization and design evaluation).

 

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

Last modified: 09-01-2014.


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