Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials

Nuclear Power Reactor Fuel Engineering

Project on In-reactor Behavior and Operational Experience of Fuel for Nuclear Power Reactors

Nuclear FuelFuel performance and reliability are of key importance for safe operation of nuclear power plants. Nuclear fuel needs to be competitive, robust and able to operate at high burnup, for longer cycles and at higher thermal rates.

To ensure more efficient nuclear fuel utilization, the project on In-reactor Behavior and Operational Experience of Fuel for Nuclear Power Reactors assists Member States in improving understanding of the mechanisms of in-core structural materials degratation, and in increasing efficiency of fuel performance codes.

The focus of the project is on exchanging information in the area of fuel performance and on assistance to countries operating or intending to start operating nuclear reactors of different designs. Experts and professionals in research establishments, fuel designers, specialists of nuclear power plants and regulatory bodies will be the beneficiaries of the activities in this project.

For further information, please contact the NEFW Contact Point.


Activities in 2013
  • Technical Meeting on 'Modelling of Water-cooled Fuel Including Design Basis and Severe Accidents', 28 October - 1 November, Chengdu, China
  • Technical Meeting on 'High Burnup Fuel Economics and Operational Experience', November, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • RCM-1 of CRP 'Reliability of High Power, Extended Burnup and Advanced PHWR Fuel'
  • Nuclear Energy Series Report on 'Accelerator Simulation and Modelling Of Radiation Effects'

Activities in 2012


Activities in 2011

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