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Nuclear fuels for light water reactors and fast reactors - International school in nuclear engineering

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In summary

The course deals with a general survey of nuclear fuels, giving basics of physical properties, irradiation effects during normal and off-normal conditions, for both GenIII and GenIV reactors. Modelling approach and challenges for the future are also presented.

Who should take this course ?

The doctoral course is designed for young researchers, PhD students, post-doctorates and engineers from nuclear industry companies, research centres, Universities, Technical Safety Organizations (TSO), regulatory bodies.

Learning outcomes

• Describe the design and the fabrication of the nuclear fuels.
• Describe the fuel thermal and mechanical behaviour in reactor operation (mainly temperature and irradidation effects).
Identify the main limiting phenomena (for safety and design).

Courses presented by Senior Experts of CEA.

Visits of RJH Site and  LECA-STAR Hot Cell Laboratory

- Nuclear fuels fundamental.

- Fuel element thermal performance and temperature effects.

- Nuclear fuel behaviour under irradiation.

- Main limiting phenomena in the different types of fuel.

- Fuel behaviour during some off-normal conditions.

- Modelling of fuel behaviour.

- Fuel challenges for the future.

Minimum background: Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering.

Teaching method and tools

On-site visit

Contact(s)

INSTN Cadarache

Course organiser :

Aurélie FUESSINGER
aurelie.fuessinger@cea.fr
04.42.25.21.68

Program organiser :

Jean-Christophe KLEIN
jean-christophe.klein@cea.fr
+33 4 42 25 79 58

training sessions

If you are disabled, please contact the disability correspondent at the following address: instn-handicap@cea.fr

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

From 2023 january 23
To 2023 january 27
INSTN Cadarache 0.00€ excl. taxes REGISTER
From 2023 january 23
To 2023 january 27
INSTN Cadarache 0.00€ excl. taxes REGISTER

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