Nuclear fuel qualification implies a wide range of experimental and theoretical studies throughout the different stages of the generic fuel development and qualification process. Throughout its history, the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN has been involved in the wide variety of research topics required by the different qualification stages of nuclear fuels. Both UO2 and MOX light water reactor (LWR) fuels have been addressed right from the start of the research centre. In the last decade, more elaborated research on research reactor (RR) fuel is being implemented as well. The paper provides an overview of the various fuel research and development efforts undertaken and key fuel behaviour phenomena assessed by the SCK•CEN within its fifty years of existence.
|Title of host publication||ENC2012 Transactions|
|Place of Publication||Brussels, Belgium|
|State||Published - Dec 2012|
|Event||European Nuclear Conference (ENC2012) - invited paper see http://www.euronuclear.org/events/enc/enc2012/transactions/ENC2012-transactions-plenary.pdf - European Nuclear Society (ENS), Manchester|
Duration: 9 Dec 2012 → 12 Dec 2012
|Conference||European Nuclear Conference (ENC2012) - invited paper see http://www.euronuclear.org/events/enc/enc2012/transactions/ENC2012-transactions-plenary.pdf|
|Period||2012-12-09 → 2012-12-12|