“Nuclear fuel materials, modelling and safety”
|Starts:||12:00 19 Jun 2015|
|Ends:||12:00 19 Jun 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni|
Antoine Ambard (EDF R&D) is giving a research seminar on “Fuel materials, modelling and safety” on Friday 19th June at 12:00 in H.18 in Pariser Building.
All staff and students are welcome !
Antoine Ambard has been working with EDF for 15 years in the field of nuclear fuel materials. Starting with the corrosion of Zr alloys in primary water, he has progressively come to study all the material behaviors that are important to build a safety case.
Utilities have to demonstrate the safe use of nuclear fuels in operation, in accidental conditions, during transportations taking into account handling and even in deep disposal. Numerous research works are ongoing at EDF R&D to provide detailed description of the behavior of materials.
In this talk, the speaker will try to explain why these works are needed, what kind of modeling we use and how experiments and modeling are related. Some examples taken from works done on delayed hydride cracking, fuel fragmentation, irradiation creep of Zr, etc will also presented and discussed.
For further information, please contact Dr.Van-Xuan Tran ( firstname.lastname@example.org) Tel: 0161 275 4331
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