Valco - Objectives

The following objectives are pursued with the project:

  • The first objective is to extend the measurement data base for the validation of coupled neutronics/thermal hydraulic codes for VVER type reactors covering processes which were not considered in previous analyses.
  • The second objective is to develop a methodology of uncertainty analysis for coupled codes and to apply it to selected transients.
  • The third objective is to validate neutron kinetics models and nuclear cross section libraries against kinetics experiments.

The implementation of advanced codes for accident analysis in associated states and NIS will represent a contribution to safety evaluation of NPPs in middle and eastern European countries who will be member of EU in nearest future.