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  1. Reactor safety

    The EU is concerned with ensuring that the highest standards of reactor safety are adopted and maintained. The Council Directive 2009/71/EURATOM establishing a Community framework for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations stipulates the application ...

    01 September 2015

  2. Remotely controlled handling device for operating in storage cells

    The object of the present invention is to provide an improved type of remote handling device that can be easily deployed and allows carrying out various precision tasks. According to the present invention, a remotely controllable handling device for handl ...

    26 April 2016

  3. Ultrasonic Seal Bolt coupled with Optical Fibre Cable

    The present invention, as explained in the abstract, is to be used mainly on spent fuel dry storage casks. Those casks are very high and very uncomfortable to climb for inspectors. Having a secure bolt on the top of the cask where the fibre is passing thr ...

    25 April 2016

  4. AMALIA laboratory: Ageing of Materials under the effect of environmentally assisted stress corrosion cracking

    AMALIA AMALIA laboratory The AMALIA laboratory carries out research in the area of ageing of materials under the effect of environmentally assisted stress corrosion cracking. The facility consists of two high temperature and high pressure recirculating wa ...

    30 April 2014

  5. High Flux Reactor

    HFR The High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten is one of the most powerful multi-purpose materials testing reactors in the world. It is owned by the European Commission and operated by the Dutch Nuclear Research and consultancy Group. The HFR is a tank in pool ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Nuclear decommissioning: a growing sector in need of resources and innovation

    11 Dec 2015 Cease of operation and dismantling of a nuclear installation, known as nuclear decommissioning, is a growing industrial activity worldwide. The EU is currently a world leader in this field, but in order to keep this leading position, it needs ...

    11 December 2015

  7. Modeling of fracture in small punch tests for small- and large-scale yielding conditions at various temperatures

    We present a systematic numerical study on temperature dependent fracture mode change in small punch tests. Following Needleman and Tvergaard (2000), we model the material as thermo-inelastic, where the ductile fracture mode, by void nucleation, growth an ...

    06 April 2016

  8. JRC researchers improve the methodology for the analysis of cross section measurements at a cold neutron beam

    16 Nov 2015 In close collaboration with international nuclear research organisations, scientists from the JRC described a method to improve the analysis of cross section measurements at a cold neutron beam. This work is part of the JRC contribution to imp ...

    16 November 2015

  9. JRC Science for Nuclear Safety and Security

    Nuclear safety and security are absolute priorities for the EU. As the European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) supports the Commission in fulfilling the obligations originally set up by the Euratom (European Atomic ...

    04 March 2016

  10. The Gentle Project: Graduate and Executive Nuclear Training

    The GENTLE (Graduate and Executive Nuclear Training and Lifelong Education) project brings together leading European academic and research institutions with the goal to set up an executive learning programme, strongly supported by industry stakeholders. G ...

    06 August 2015

  11. Published: Guide on Research, Development and Demonstration in support to Member States- Implementing EURATOM Waste Directive

    24 Aug 2015 Authors from JRC-ITU in co-operation with members of an IGD-TP working group, have generated a Guide on Planning Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) towards Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste.   The Guide was developed wit ...

    21 August 2015

  12. European Clearinghouse: Events related to Low Power and Shutdown: Summary Report of a European Clearinghouse Topical Study

    This summary report presents the main results of an extensive review of operating experience related to shutdown operation. The work covers all kinds of commercial power reactors currently or recently in operation and all off-power modes of operation. The ...

    20 February 2016

  13. Dissemination of knowledge and expertise in the field of nuclear fuel safety

    08 Jun 2015 to 09 Jun 2015 The workshop proposes an exchange of experience and knowledge in fuel performance analysis for West and East European nuclear reactors, as well as a discussion of the experimental results used for development and validation of t ...

    13 February 2015

  14. Strain Gradient Crystal Plasticity Approach to Modelling Micro-Plastic Flow and Localisation in Polycrystalline Materials

    Structural materials in the reactor pressure vessels are exposed to a harsh environment, resulting in a number of material degradation processes. Irradiation generates a number of point defects in the atomic structure of a material. In addition, plastic s ...

    10 February 2016

  15. The role of High Performance Computing in the Nuclear Energy Sector

    High Performance Computing (HPC) plays an ever increasing role in the today’s world. It enables one to model the behaviour of systems, components and structures under various load scenarios, perform complex simulations and test hypotheses. The nuclear ene ...

    04 February 2016

  16. JRC-ITU Hosting the Karlsruhe Atomic Days Delegation Party

    17 Jul 2015 Beginning on the 16th of July 2015, will be the Karlsruhe Atomic days. Including presentations and discussions about the consequences of nuclear phase-out, the search for a repository and nuclear research in Germany.   The event is organised b ...

    17 July 2015

  17. ClearingHouse on Operating Experience Feedback

    CH-OEF ClearingHouse on Operating Experience Feedback The CH-OEF information system is a web-tool aimed to collect and analyse information on operating events occurred at Nuclear Power Plants, as well as to gather and file the feedbacks to these operating ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Future research program on prompt gamma-ray emission in nuclear fission

    In recent years the measurement of prompt fission gamma-ray spectra (PFGS) has gained renewed interest, after about forty years since the first comprehensive studies of the reactions 235U(nth,f), 239Pu(nth,f) and 252Cf(sf). The renaissance was initiated b ...

    06 January 2016

  19. Circuit and Containment Aspects of PHÉBUS Experiment FPT-2

    The international reactor safety project Phebus FP is devoted to the study of core meltdown in the case of a severe accident scenario. Its main objective is to study the fuel degradation, the release and transport of fission products and structure materia ...

    23 December 2015

  20. Hydrodynamic Analysis and Design of High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Model Penetrators

    Abstract not available http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC7129 VISINTINI Livio MARAZZI R. 1990 EUR- Scientific and Technical Research Reports Horizontal services Nuclear safety and security nuclear reactor water waste modelling CEC ...

    25 February 2010

  21. Lattice Location of Oxygen Atoms in UO2 Single Crystals Leached in Water.

    The effects of aqueous oxidation of (100)-oriented UO2 single crystals have been studied by means of the RBS/channeling technique. The) sublattice is analysed by using the 160(4He,4He)160 resonance at 3045 keV. A strong flux-peaking effect is observed in ...

    25 February 2010

  22. Overview of EC Activities on Environmental Remediation in CIS Countries under TACIS Programme

    This paper describes the direct experience of the authors in defining, contracting and monitoring projects in the area of TACIS Nuclear Safety encompassing Environmental and Radioactive Waste Management. It describes projects dealing with Chernobyl NPP, S ...

    25 February 2010

  23. European Expert Network for the Reduction of Uncertainties in Severe Accident Safety Issues (EURSAFE)

    EURSAFE thematic network was a concerted action in the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission. It established a large consensus among the main actors in Nuclear Safety on the Severe Accident issues where large uncertainties still subsist. As t ...

    25 February 2010

  24. Thematic Network for a Phebus FPT1 International Standard Problem (THENPHEBISP)

    The THENPHEBISP 2-year thematic network was concerned with the OECD/CSNI International Standard Problem No. 46, iteself based on Phebus FPT1 core degradation/source term experiment. The main aim was to assess the capability of computer codes to model in a ...

    25 February 2010

  25. Input Parameters Distribution Sensitivity Study of RBMK-1500 Reactor One Group Distribution Header Complete Blockage Scenario

    The paper presents sensitivity and uncertainty study of Ignalina NPP RBMK-1500 reactor one group distribution header complete blockage accident scenario. The uncertainty analysis includes determination of major input variables contributing to output uncer ...

    25 February 2010