Neutronic simulation of fuel assembly vibrations in a nuclear reactor
This work is part of the European project CORTEX: Core Monitoring Techniques & Experimental, and Validation and Demonstration for Improved Safety.
The strategic objectives are:
- To develop simulation tools to model the stationary fluctuations effect in power reactors with a high level of fidelity.
- Validation of the simulation tools using reactor experiments specifically designed for neutron noise analysis applications.
- To develop machine learning methodologies for recovering the anomaly responsible for the observed fluctuations.
- To combine the modelling capabilities and the signal analysis techniques into tools that can be directly used for core diagnostics.