PASCAL
Proof of Augmented Safety Conditions in Advanced Liquid-metal-cooled systems
A Euratom H2020 research project
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ALFRED
ALFRED is the European demonstrator of the lead-cooled reactors of Generation-IV. The first design originated in another European research collaboration alike PASCAL; since then, the project is fostered by European organizations associated in the FALCON Consortium.
For the bright perspective disclosed by ALFRED, the project top ranks in the priorities of ESNII, one of the pillars of the European Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform.
MYRRHA
MYRRHA is the world’s first large scale Accelerator Driven System project at power levels scalable to industrial systems, led by the Belgian nuclear research centre SCK CEN, and endorsed by ESNII as key research infrastructure. MYRRHA indeed offers unparalleled research opportunities in spent nuclear fuel, nuclear medicine and fundamental and applied physics. The MYRRHA consortium welcomes international partners and investors.
Our work process

Experiments and simulations: a balanced mix to take the best of both. And their synergic use to extend knowledge even further.

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Test

The key phenomena are tested by quality experiments in representative conditions to grasp the physical principles.

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Model

The test cases are modeled with high-fidelity simulations to enhance the predictive capabilities.

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Prove

The results are implemented in the design, and shared with the authorities to support the safety performance.

WORK PACKAGES
WP1
Safety of the fuel pin system
WP2
Safety of the reactor coolant system
WP3
Safety of the reactor containment system
WP4
Integrity and resistance
WP5
Education and training
WP6
Project management
The PASCAL work programme includes 42 deliverables, most of which public, and 31 milestones.
48
months duration,
starting November 2020
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Our team

Universities, research organizations and industrial companies.

A sound mix bringing together science and technology to master the topics at 360°.

1_ENEA
2_ANN
3_Chalmers
CIRTEN_nobkg
5_CRS4
6_VKI
7_JRC
8_KIT
9_NRG
10_PSI
11_SCK
12_Sintec
13_TU Delft
14_RATEN
15_KTH
16_KTU
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Brasimone
IAEA TM on FR TH
A Technical Meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to be held 20-24 September 2021 at the ENEA Research Center by the Brasimone lake, Italy.