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Generation IV: nuclear reactor systems for the future

Nuclear reactor

Gen IV reactors

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In summary

Needs in design, performance, safety of Generation 4 nuclear reactor.

Up-to-date basic knowledge.

Who should take this course ?

Professionals, researchers and students with an interest in a global view of on the 4th generation of nuclear reactors.

Learning outcomes

The general objective is to provide participants with an up-to-date, basic knowledge on the six concepts selected for the 4thgeneration of nuclear systems (SFR, LFR, GFR, V/HTR, SCWR, MSR):
• describe the main characteristics sof each concept,
• formulate their design, performance and safety aspects,
• discuss the technical challenges they are faced with for future development.

Tutorials for pre-designing innovative reactors.

Generation IV International Forum (GIF) and 4thgeneration systems
- General context, evaluation criteria, the six concepts selected.
- Increased performance for energy conversion: innovative cycles.
- Materials issues and development of advanced components.
- Safety aspects of 4th generation reactor concepts.

Sodium-cooled Fast reactors (SFR)
- Principles, past and existing reactors, and background knowledge.
- SFR core design, performance and safety.
- The choice of sodium coolant: impact on design and operation.
- The ASTRID prototype reactor.

High Temperature and Very High Temperature Reactors(HTR and VHTR)
- Historical development of HTRs.
- HTR core physics.

Gas-cooled Fast Reactors (GFR)
- GFR core and system design, preliminary safety evaluation.
- The ALLEGRO demonstration reactor.

Lead-cooled Fast Reactors (LFR)
- Status of LFR development.

Supercritical Water Reactors (SCWR)
- SCWR principles, characteristics and challenges.

Molten Salt Reactors (MSR)
- Physics of MSR in the thorium fuel cycle.

Fuel cycle of 4th generation systems
- Closed nuclear fuel cycle and transmutation.

To be involved in nuclear industry and research.

Teaching method and tools


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No training session is scheduled for the moment, if this training interests you, please contact us.

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