Fuel Modelling in Accident Conditions (FUMAC)

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Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

T12028

CRP

2005

Approved Date

8 May 2014

Status

4 - Closed

Start Date

8 May 2014

Expected End Date

8 May 2018

Completed Date

25 May 2018

Participating Countries

Argentina
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
China
Czech Republic
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Italy
Japan
Norway
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Spain
Sweden
Ukraine
United States of America

Description

The CRP will support the Member States in their efforts to analyse and better understand the behaviour of water-cooled power reactor fuel in accident conditions through sharing of experimental data and best practices in application of fuel modelling computer codes.

Objectives

Better understanding and enhanced safety of nuclear fuel behaviour in accident conditions

Specific objectives

Compilation and analysis of experimental data for codes validation.

Improvement and development of computer modelling codes

Impact

The CRP efficiently supported the Member States in their efforts to analyse and better understand the behaviour of water-cooled power reactor fuel in accident conditions through sharing of experimental data and best practices in application of fuel modelling computer codes.
Network of experts has been established to continue to address the technical issues associated with the application of fuel performance codes to the design basis accident conditions and extension of the codes applicability to severe accident conditions.

Relevance

The CRP enhanced Member States' capabilities in modelling, predicting and improving the understanding of the behaviour of nuclear fuel under accident conditions, in response to the Member States' request expressed in Resolution GC(61)/RES/11 (Part B. Nuclear power applications) on Strengthening the Agency's activities related to nuclear science, technology and applications, § 1 Op(14) .
It also contributed to the objective of the IAEA Project 1.2.2.001: Nuclear power reactor fuel engineering and performance, to support IAEA Member States to understand and address factors affecting the design, fabrication and in-pile behaviour of currently operated and innovative nuclear fuels and materials for power reactors.

CRP Publications

Publication URL

http://kc.iaea.org/livelink/llisapi.dll?func=ll&objId=39561266&objAction=browse&…

Description

List of publications of the reported results obtained within the CRP FUMAC

Country/Organization

Several MSs-participants of CRP

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