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  • 2019:03 Evaluation of the hydrodynamic model in PARET/ANL

    Background The fuel rod analysis program SCANAIR has been developed by IRSN (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire) for analysis of reactivity initiated accidents (RIA) in light water reactors. The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has access to SCANAIR in exchange

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  • 2019:02 Research within technical safeguard at Chalmers University of Technology during 2016-2017

    Summary The Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics in Chalmers, formerly the Division of Nuclear Engineering, has performed research in nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation since 2004, with support from SSM and its predecessor, SKI. Due to various organizational and personnel changes in

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  • 2019:01 Research within technical safeguard at Uppsala university during 2016-20

    Summary Uppsala University has since January 2016 undertaken an extensive research programme in technical nuclear safeguards within the framework of contract SSM2016-661, including in total 3 PhD students and 7 senior researchers. This report marks the final reporting covered by this contract.

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  • 2018:25 UO2 fuel oxidation and fission gas release

    Background The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) follows the research on fuel performance closely. One aspect that has been the main question of several research projects is the fragmentation of fuel pellets during abnormal heat up. In this project the oxidation of UO2 is scrutinized and

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  • 2018:23 Evaluation of the Impact of the Model Additional Protocol on Non-Nuclear-Weapon States with Comprehensive Safeguards Agreements

    Background The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) called for research proposals related to Non-Proliferation. This call resulted in SSM accepting a proposal from the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) to evaluate the impact of the implementation of Additional

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  • 2018:21 Research on Resaturation of Bentonite Buffer

    Background Resaturation processes in the bentonite buffer in a KBS-3 type repository for spent nuclear fuel are complicated and are often illustrated, analysed and modelled multi-disciplinarily as coupled thermal (T), hydrological (H) and mechanical (M) processes with multi-phase flow,

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  • 2018:19 Licensing of safety critical software for nuclear reactors

    Background This report is the 7th revision of the report. The task force was formed in 1994 as a group of experts on safety critical software. The members come from regulatory authorities and/or their technical support organization. The report, without the SSM cover and this page, will be

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  • 2018:18 Procedure for Safety Assessment of Components with Defects

    Background SSM and the Swedish nuclear power plant owners have financed Kiwa Inspecta Technology in Sweden to develop a new version of the handbook for assessment of defects. This represents a major update of the former fracture mechanics handbook that was published at SSM as Research 2008:01.

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  • 2018:17 Assessment of structures subject to concrete pathologies (ASCET), phase 2

    Background ASCET is an international research project initiated by WGIAGE1 OECD2 / NEA3. WGIAGE4 Concrete subgroup is a working group within the OECD / NEA whose task is to address issues concerning the maintenance of the integrity of concrete structures, proposals for general principles to

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  • 2018:15 Review of Geochemical Data Utilisation in SR-Site Safety Assessment

    The objective of this study is to understand how data for groundwater compositions were used in producing the Site Descriptive Model for Forsmark and as input data for the safety assessment, SRSite. Improving this understanding sheds further light on the significance of data uncertainties, data

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