December 2, 2013
"Fuel cycle advantages and dynamics features of liquid fueled MSR" by J. Krepel, B. Hombourger, C. Fiorina, K. Mikityuk, U. Rohde, S. Kliem, A. Pautz is published in a special section devoted to MSR and FHR of February 2014 issue of Annals of Nuclear Energy http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2013.08.007
November 29, 2013
January 2014 issue of Nuclear Engineering and Design publishes "Code assessment and modelling for Design Basis Accident Analysis of the European sodium fast reactor design. Part I: System description, modelling and benchmarking" by A. LŠzaro, L. Ammirabile, G. Bandini, G. Darmet, S. Massara, Ph. Dufour, A. Tosello, E. Gallego, G. Jimenez, K. Mikityuk, M. Schikorr, E. Bubelis, A. Ponomarev, R. Kruessmann, M. Stempniewicz. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2013.10.019
FAST at PHYSOR'08. Interlaken, September 2008. Left to right: Aurelia Chenu, Kaichao Sun, David Blanchet, Gaetan Girardin, Petr Petkevich, Aaron Epiney, Sandro Pelloni, Konstantin Mikityuk, Jiri Krepel.
The FAST Reactors Project is an analytical activity performed in the Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Systems Behaviour of Paul Scherrer Institute since 2002 on development, validation and application of a computational tool for fuel cycle and transient analysis of advanced nuclear reactor systems with fast neutron spectrum.
The main goal of the project is to provide a platform for educating young researchers and students via their integration in the studies performed in the project under national and international umbrellas and aimed at safety enhancement of the fast-spectrum systems considered for construction in Europe and all over the world.
We work on four interrelated research areas (neutronics, thermal hydraulics, fuel behaviour and uncertainty analysis) with the use of one computational tool (FAST code system) for four Generation-IV fast-spectrum reactor systems (sodium-, lead-, gas-, and molten-salt-cooled fast reactors).
The cross-cutting topics are equilibrium fuel cycle studies, deterministic transient analysis and validation of the FAST code system, using available experimental data.