IRSN is participating in six of the new European projects selected in June following the 2012 call for tenders for Euratom's 7th Framework Programme, which is focusing on research into nuclear safety.
The institute is coordinating one of these projects, Passam (Passive and Active Systems on Severe Accident source term Mitigation) which aim to investigate the possibilities of systems developed inside nuclear reactors for limiting emissions in the event of a core melt accident, especially passive systems.
IRSN is also the protagonist of Project Cesam (Code for European Severe Accident Management). This project is designed to improve the AstecGLO software package, the European benchmark for calculating severe nuclear reactor accidents, so that it can also be used for accident management analysis.
The institute is also participating to a varying extent in four other projects: Nuresafe (Nuclear Reactor Safety Simulation Platform), Alliance (Allegro - Implementing Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle in Central Europe), Sacsess (Safety of Actinide Separation processes) steered by the CEA, and Prepare (Innovative integrative tools and platforms to be prepared for radiological emergencies and post-accident response in Europe) coordinated by the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie.
More information : IRSN's scientific collaborations Euratom's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) website