NURESAFE Project

After the 2011 disaster that occurred in Japan, improvement of nuclear safety appears more clearly as a paramount condition for further development of the nuclear industry. The NURESAFE project addresses the engineering aspects of nuclear safety, especially those relative to design basis accidents (DBA).

Although the Japanese event was a severe accident, in a process of defense-in-depth, prevention and control of DBA is obviously one of the priorities in the process of safety improvement. In this respect, the best simulation software are needed to justify the design of reactor protection systems and measures must be taken to prevent and control accidents.

The NURESAFE project addresses safety of light water reactors, which will represent the major part of fleets in the world along the whole 21st century.

The first objective of NURESAFE is to deliver to European stakeholders a reliable software capacity usable for safety analysis needs and to develop a high level of expertise in the proper use of the most recent simulation tools.

Nuclear reactor simulation tools are of course already widely used for this purpose but more accurate and predictive software, including uncertainty assessment, must allow quantifying the margins toward feared phenomena that occur during an accident. They must also be able to model innovative and more complex design features.

This software capacity will be based on the NURESIM simulation platform, created during FP6 NURESIM project and developed during FP7 NURISP project, which achieved its goal by making available an integrated set of software at the state of the art.

The objectives under the work programme are to develop practical applications usable for safety analysis or operation and design, and to expand the use of the NURESIM platform.

Therefore, the NURESAFE project concentrates its activities on several safety relevant 'situation targets'. The main outcome of NURESAFE will be the delivery of multiphysics and fully integrated applications.

The objectives of NURESAFE will be achieved through six sub-projects:



23 organisations participate in NURESAFE: AREVA, ASCOMP, CEA, EDF ENEA, GRS, HZDR, ICL, INRNE, IRSN, JSI, KFKI, KIT, KTH, LGI, LUT, NCBJ, PSI, UCL, UJV, U-Pisa, UPM, VTT.

They come from 14 European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.


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NEWS AND EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE: 4-5 Nov 2015!
*Programme updated on 3 Nov

The NURESAFE Final seminar will be held on 4-5 November 2015 in Brussels, following the EUROSAFE Forum 2015 on 2-3 November 2015. The event will be open to the scientific community and other EU projects.

Registration & final programme available here >

November 2014:
Learn more on the NURESIM software (updated flyer)


October 2014:
Download the NURESAFE Newsletter Edition #1


16-17 June 2014:
NURESAFE General Seminar 2014 in Budapest:
Access all presentations here

April 2013:
Register for URANIE and SALOME training sessions (Closed)


28-30 Jan 2013:
NURESAFE kick-off meetings


1 Jan 2013:
Launch of the NURESAFE project

31 Dec 2012:
End of the FP7 NURISP project

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