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EPSRC Reference: EP/I003010/1
Title: COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING FOR ADVANCED NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
Principal Investigator: Walker, Dr S
Other Investigators:
Fairweather, Professor M Reeks, Professor M Bluck, Dr MJ
Goddard, Professor AJ Issa, Dr R Gorman, Dr G
Pain, Professor CC Laurence, Professor D Hewitt, Professor GF
Iacovides, Professor H Eaton, Dr MD
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 20 December 2010 Ends: 19 December 2014 Value (£): 1,569,231
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy - Nuclear
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
11 Mar 2010 Nuclear Fission Consortia - Interview Panel Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Modern computational methods can be a very valuable tool in assessing the behaviour of nuclear power stations, and ensuring that they present minimal hazard to either the public or the environment. This proposal is to fund research further to develop such methods, and by careful comparison of their predictions with actual measurements, establish predictive tools that are appropriate, robust, efficient and validated. The work proposed seeks to achieve this by developing a basis for the verification and validation of computational tools against well-defined benchmark cases. It also seeks to develop advanced computational methods to address problems in normal operation and fault conditions, as well as to investigate aspects of system behaviour in severe accident situations.
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