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Improvement of Computer Codes Used for Fuel Behaviour Simulation (FUMEX-III)

English IAEA-TECDOC-1697 978-92-0-138610-6
138 18.00 2013

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The modelling of the performance of nuclear fuel is crucial to the operation of nuclear power plants and comprises a key component of the demonstration of nuclear safety. As the demands on fuel performance increase, fuel modelling codes need to develop and cover a wider range of operational and transient conditions. This publication compares the predictions of current fuel modelling codes with data representing a wide range of fuel operational conditions. The results demonstrate both excellent performance and areas for further development of the codes to support advanced fuel operations.

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