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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.

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INSTN Cadarache

Course organiser :

Lorena MEI
+33 4 42 25 79 35

Program contact :

Jean-Christophe KLEIN
+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 2025 january 13
To 2025 january 17
INSTN Cadarache 2,620.00€ excl. taxes REGISTER

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