Seismic-Initiated Events Risk Mitigation In Lead-Cooled Reactors: Mid-Term Evaluation Of The Results Of The FP7 SILER Project

Didier De Bruyn, Bong Yoo, Massimo Forni, Alessandro Poggianti, Silvia De Grandis, Maria Gabriella Castellano, Alberto Dusi, Sidney Michiels

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    The latest violent earthquakes that struck Japanese nuclear power plants renewed international focus on the structural strength of nuclear facilities. This has forced the nuclear engineering community to concentrate a significant research effort in the evaluation and mitigation of risks associated to earthquakes. In this contest, the SILER Project has been developed by a consortium of 18 European partners with a large share of industrial partners. It has been proposed and accepted by the European Commission in 2011. Two reference designs, available in the beginning of the project, have been considered: the ELSY configuration from the Sixth Framework Programme for the LFR design and the MYRRHA configuration from the Seventh Framework Programme for the accelerator-driven systems (ADS). In this paper we present an interim report on the results, both numerical and experimental, obtained so far.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICAPP13 - 2013 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants
    Place of PublicationKorea, Republic Of
    StatePublished - Apr 2013
    Event2013 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - Korean Nuclear Society, Jeju
    Duration: 14 Apr 201318 Apr 2013


    Conference2013 - ICAPP - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

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