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Overview of the CORTEX project

Demazière, Christophe; Vinai, Paolo; Hursin, Mathieu; Kollias, Stafanos; Herb, Joachim

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.1244166", 
  "title": "Overview of the CORTEX project", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>This paper gives an overview of the CORTEX project, which is a Research and Innovation<br>\nAction funded by the European Union in the Euratom 2016-2017 work program, under the<br>\nHorizon 2020 framework. CORTEX, which stands for CORe monitoring Techniques and<br>\nEXperimental validation and demonstration, aims at developing an innovative core monitoring<br>\ntechnique that allows detecting anomalies in nuclear reactors, such as excessive vibrations of<br>\ncore internals, flow blockage, coolant inlet perturbations, etc. The technique is based on<br>\nprimarily using the inherent fluctuations in neutron flux recorded by in-core and ex-core<br>\ninstrumentation (often referred to as neutron noise), from which the anomalies will be<br>\ndifferentiated depending on their type, location and characteristics. In addition to be nonintrusive<br>\nand not requiring any external perturbation of the system, the method allows the<br>\ndetection of operational problems at a very early stage. Proper actions could thus be taken by<br>\nutilities before such problems have any adverse effect on plant safety and reliability. In order<br>\nto develop a method that can reach a high Technology Readiness Level, the consortium, made<br>\nof 20 partners, was strategically structured around the required core expertise from all the<br>\nnecessary actors of the nuclear industry, both within Europe and outside. The broad expertise<br>\nof the consortium members ensures the successful development of new in-situ monitoring<br>\ntechniques.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Demazi\u00e8re, Christophe"
      "family": "Vinai, Paolo"
      "family": "Hursin, Mathieu"
      "family": "Kollias, Stafanos"
      "family": "Herb, Joachim"
  "id": "1244166", 
  "event-place": "Cancun, Mexico", 
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "event": "Reactor Physics paving the way towards more efficient systems (PHYSOR 2018)"
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