swissnuclear research projects
Swissnuclear funds research projects that contribute to the safe operation and efficiency of the existing nuclear power plants. In this context, the most important topics are long-term operation, safety and waste disposal.
In addition, swissnuclear supports efforts to retain competence and to educate the next generation in this strategic area at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). To this end, PSI and swissnuclear have entered into a multi-year framework agreement. The research projects listed below were brought to the attention of swissnuclear in project proposals and approved for project funding following a selection process.
Nine new research projects started in 2022 at PSI, with a swissnuclear funding over a two-year period till end 2023.
|HBuDF: Atomic scale insight into structural evolution of doped UO2 fuel irradiated at high burnup: The state of dopant and fission product effects||PSI||2022-2023|
|HYMEC+: HYdrides & MEChanics plus hydrogen uptake mechanisms||PSI||2022-2023|
|ModResStresW2: Validated Modeling of Residual Stress in Dissimilar Metal Welding||PSI||2022-2023|
|MISCATOE: Micro-Scale Toughness Evaluation - Experimental assessment of fracture initiation and micro-crack arrest toughness on RPV steels||PSI||2022-2023|
|COLOSS: COmbined Loading Optimization with Simulations and Surrogate models Phase 2||PSI||2022-2023|
|McBURN: Monte-carlo methods for BUrned Reactor Neutronics||PSI||2022-2023|
|NEWS-3: Neutron Emission measurements With Scintillators Phase 3||PSI||2022-2023|
|CAESIUM: Combined Analytical and Experimental Studies of Iodine Uptake Materials||PSI||2022-2023|
|BoilCRUD: Boiling flow simulation in fuel-assembly affected by CRUD||PSI||2022-2023|
|MDIC: MDIC-Digital image correlation analysis of multiaxial loading induced microstructural aging as observed in the primary cooling circuit of nuclear power plants microstructural aging||PSI||2018-2023|
|SUPERMO: Subflow for polydisperse model development||PSI||2020-2021|
|HECTAR: Hydrodynamic Experiments to Characterize Aerosol Retention||PSI||2020-2021|
|ATHESC: Advanced characterization and THErmodynamic Study of CRUD formation in LWR||PSI||2020-2021|
|SIGMA 2: R&D Program on Seismic Ground Motion