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Title: Nuclear safety research collaborations between the U.S. and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers

Abstract

The Russian Federation Ministry for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (USDOE) have formed International Nuclear Safety Centers to collaborate on nuclear safety research. USDOE established the US Center (ISINSC) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in October 1995. MINATOM established the Russian Center (RINSC) at the Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering (RDIPE) in Moscow in July 1996. In April 1998 the Russian center became a semi-independent, autonomous organization under MINATOM. The goals of the center are to: Cooperate in the development of technologies associated with nuclear safety in nuclear power engineering; Be international centers for the collection of information important for safety and technical improvements in nuclear power engineering; and Maintain a base for fundamental knowledge needed to design nuclear reactors. The strategic approach is being used to accomplish these goals is for the two centers to work together to use the resources and the talents of the scientists associated with the US Center and the Russian Center to do collaborative research to improve the safety of Russian-designed nuclear reactors. The two centers started conducting joint research and development projects in January 1997. Since that time the following ten joint projects have been initiated: INSCmore » databases--web server and computing center; Coupled codes--Neutronic and thermal-hydraulic; Severe accident management for Soviet-designed reactors; Transient management and advanced control; Survey of relevant nuclear safety research facilities in the Russian Federation; Computer code validation for transient analysis of VVER and RBMK reactors; Advanced structural analysis; Development of a nuclear safety research and development plan for MINATOM; Properties and applications of heavy liquid metal coolants; and Material properties measurement and assessment. Currently, there is activity in eight of these projects. Details on each of these joint projects are given.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
755864
Report Number(s):
ANL/RE/CP-101801
TRN: US0003631
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: KNPT-2000, The International Seminar Nuclear Power Technology, Astana City (KZ), 05/14/2000--05/17/2000; Other Information: PBD: 5 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; USA; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; REACTOR SAFETY; INFORMATION CENTERS; WWER TYPE REACTORS; LWGR TYPE REACTORS; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; COMPUTER CODES; COOLANTS; MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Hill, D. J., Braun, J. C., Klickman, A. E., Bougaenko, S. E., Kabonov, L. P., and Kraev, A. G. Nuclear safety research collaborations between the U.S. and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Hill, D. J., Braun, J. C., Klickman, A. E., Bougaenko, S. E., Kabonov, L. P., & Kraev, A. G. Nuclear safety research collaborations between the U.S. and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers. United States.
Hill, D. J., Braun, J. C., Klickman, A. E., Bougaenko, S. E., Kabonov, L. P., and Kraev, A. G. Fri . "Nuclear safety research collaborations between the U.S. and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755864.
@article{osti_755864,
title = {Nuclear safety research collaborations between the U.S. and Russian Federation International Nuclear Safety Centers},
author = {Hill, D. J. and Braun, J. C. and Klickman, A. E. and Bougaenko, S. E. and Kabonov, L. P. and Kraev, A. G.},
abstractNote = {The Russian Federation Ministry for Atomic Energy (MINATOM) and the US Department of Energy (USDOE) have formed International Nuclear Safety Centers to collaborate on nuclear safety research. USDOE established the US Center (ISINSC) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in October 1995. MINATOM established the Russian Center (RINSC) at the Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering (RDIPE) in Moscow in July 1996. In April 1998 the Russian center became a semi-independent, autonomous organization under MINATOM. The goals of the center are to: Cooperate in the development of technologies associated with nuclear safety in nuclear power engineering; Be international centers for the collection of information important for safety and technical improvements in nuclear power engineering; and Maintain a base for fundamental knowledge needed to design nuclear reactors. The strategic approach is being used to accomplish these goals is for the two centers to work together to use the resources and the talents of the scientists associated with the US Center and the Russian Center to do collaborative research to improve the safety of Russian-designed nuclear reactors. The two centers started conducting joint research and development projects in January 1997. Since that time the following ten joint projects have been initiated: INSC databases--web server and computing center; Coupled codes--Neutronic and thermal-hydraulic; Severe accident management for Soviet-designed reactors; Transient management and advanced control; Survey of relevant nuclear safety research facilities in the Russian Federation; Computer code validation for transient analysis of VVER and RBMK reactors; Advanced structural analysis; Development of a nuclear safety research and development plan for MINATOM; Properties and applications of heavy liquid metal coolants; and Material properties measurement and assessment. Currently, there is activity in eight of these projects. Details on each of these joint projects are given.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
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