SILER: Project Description
WP1: CONSORTIUM MANAGEMENT (ENEA, SINTEC)
The WP1 consists in the general coordination of the consortium (i.e., management of legal, financial and administrative aspects) , guaranteeing the coherence between the different work packages and the links with the European Commission.
WP2: SYSTEMS MODELLING (EA, ENEA, SCK•CEN, ANSALDO, NUMERIA, SRS)
The WP is dedicated to the numerical modelling of the selected reactor systems (LFR, ADS) for evaluating their behaviour in case of severe seismic accident and for individuating possible countermeasures for limiting the reactor damage. The so realized models will be based on the preliminary models and results obtained in ELSY/LEDER and CDT Projects. Moving from the preliminary studies on the dynamic behaviour of the considered systems carried out in the abovementioned Projects, here the attention is devoted to very severe accidents (i.e. beyond design earthquakes) as well as to a complete, refined modelling of isolators (thanks also to the feedbacks coming from WP4) to have models representatives of the real devices. the basis of the evaluation of sloshing effects and for the study of seismic fragility to be implemented in WP3.
WP3: RISK ANALYSIS FOR CRITICAL COMPONENTS (KTH, SCK•CEN, SINTEC, IDOM, VCE, SRS)
WP3 is devoted to evaluate the risk of damage of components and structures due to seismic excitation. Particular attention will be devoted to the sloshing phenomena, considered as a key issue in HLM cooled reactor systems.
WP4: DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ISOLATION DEVICES (FIP INDUSTRIALE, ENEA, NUMERIA)
WP4 l addresses development, final design and manufacturing of the seismic isolators (based on the outputs of task 2.3) and the execution of the experimental tests needed for their characterization.
WP5: ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS DESIGN (SCK•CEN, ENEA, MAURER SOEHNE, EC-JRC, BOA-BKT, IDOM, NUMERIA, VCE, SRS)
WP5 is dedicated to all those interface components connecting the isolated and non-isolated parts of the plant (i.e the parts connecting the beam line to the reactor vessel), or components requiring a specific design in case of isolation of the system (i.e. cover joint of the seismic gap, pipe expansion joints, foundation and isolated concrete slabs, horizontal fail safe system etc.).
WP6: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STANDARDIZATION (VCE, ENEA, AREVA NP SAS, SCK•CEN, FIP INDUSTRIALE, MAURER-SOEHNE, EC-JRC, SINTEC, KTH, BOA-BKT, IPUL, NUMERIA, CEA, NUVIA)
The WP6 is intended to develop recommendations for mitigating the risks due to external accidents on liquid metal pool type reactors. Attention is paid to the evaluation of the benefits in terms of economics derived from the mitigation of the failure risk related to earthquakes and earthquake-induced phenomena as well as from the high level of standardization derived from the plant isolation. A specific objective is the knowledge transfer on external risk mitigation to Gen III LWR technologies.
WP7: DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION (SINTEC, ENEA, SCK• CEN, KTH, IDOM, SRS, CEA)
The WP7 covers the dissemination and external communication, with the main objective to enhance the diffusion of knowledge and information thanks to the exploitation of the potentialities of the new information technologies as well as using conventional tools. Two workshops (an international thematic workshop and an educational workshop) are foreseen during the entire project duration.
WP8: SCIENTIFIC COORDINATION (ENEA, SINTEC)
- − the scientific coordination and monitoring of work-packages;
- − the supervision of project progress milestones and project global critical path;
- − the scientific review of the work performed by the partners including scientific deliverables;
- − the research risk management;
- − the preparation of the scientific part of the reports to be submitted to the EC;
- − the organization and minutes of the periodic general meetings, the EB meetings and of the specific WP technical meetings;
- − the coordination of the EB
- − the realization and maintenance of the technical library (minutes of technical meetings, reports, papers, posters, presentations, etc).