High Fidelity Computational Nuclear Engineering

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Chemical and Process Engineering

Abstract

The project will focus on combining computational multi-disciplinary approaches to obtain solutions to a range of generic nuclear systems such as fuel fluid flow reprocessing, mixer settler and liquid-liquid extraction columns encountered in the industry for decommissioning and waste management. Given the fundamental nature of such numerical solutions, the information derived from them will also be analysed to provide improved understanding of a range of practically relevant systems, of value in the design of improved treatment methods.

The key aim is to extend a predictive model, based on multi-disciplinary simulations, to include optimisation approaches such design of experiment and surrogate modelling techniques, capable of predicting the types of thermal fluid flow systems encountered in nuclear.

The outcomes of the project will be a series of surrogate models which are useful in providing fundamental understanding of such systems, as well as being available for use in the validation of the predictive approaches used within the industry. The latter, in particular, gives those using simplified predictive techniques the opportunity to reinforce their quality assurance and technical excellence credentials by getting involved in an initiative that removes the potential for error due to the necessary approximations applied in modelling.

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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509681/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1787184 Studentship EP/N509681/1 01/10/2016 28/02/2020 Daniel Wesley Theobald
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Department Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Belgian Nuclear Research Centre
Country Belgium 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research
Country Spain 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Chalmers University of Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Czech Technical University in Prague
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation EDF Energy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation European Commission
Department Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology
Country Poland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Julich Research Centre
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation LGI Consulting
Country Belgium 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Manchester University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation National Nuclear Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Polytechnic University of Milan
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation University of Parma
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GENIORS - GEN IV integrated oxide fuels recycling strategies 
Organisation University of Twente
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My contributions to the GENIORS consortium is to provide improvements to current recycling technologies of spent nuclear fuel and consult on compatibility of new process chemistry on future recycle strategies for GEN IV nuclear reactor fuel.
Collaborator Contribution GENIORS will carry out research and innovation activities in fuel cycle chemistry and physics to optimise fuel design. GENIORS focuses on the reprocessing and fuel manufacturing of Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel that potentially contains containing minor actinides, which would be the reference fuel for the first European GEN IV prototype and demonstrator (i.e. ASTRID in France and ALFRED, respectively.) In order to deliver the full picture of a MOX fuel cycle, GENIORS will collaborate closely with the European Horizon 2020 INSPYRE project on oxide fuels performance.
Impact Geniors report on their progression on the the programme of work within files reports found either for dissemination of papers from partners or through published reports on their site.
Start Year 2016