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Long-term Bentonite Behaviour in Geological Disposal Facilities

Research Area: Waste and Fuel Management PI: Miss Macarena Leal Olloqui Contact details: The Challenge Despite producing considerable power density from a small volume of nuclear material, the main perceived drawback of nuclear-fission power generation are the long-term environmental impacts. A key environmental theme addressed by work at the University of Bristol includes long-term […]

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Establishing the Source of Radionuclides in the Severn Estuary

Research Area: Nuclear Hazards and Risks Researcher: Dr David Richards, University of Bristol Partners: UWE, Cardiff University Funders: NERC Contact details: The Challenge As part of the Hinkley Point C new build construction project, EDF Energy obtained a licence from the Welsh Government to dredge 300,000 tonnes of sediment from the Somerset coastline and […]

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J-Value Rating Service For Assessing Nuclear Safety Systems

Research Area: Nuclear Hazards and Risks PI: Prof. Philip Thomas Partners: Analytic Eye Ltd., Michaelmas Consulting Ltd. Funders: EPSRC Contact details: Project website:   The Challenge After both major world nuclear accidents, at Chernobyl in 1986 and at Fukushima Daiichi in 2011, mass relocation of people was the primary policy response by governments. […]

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Figure 2 - image taken of specimen just before failure overlaid with the corresponding FEA simulation.

The Effect of Creep Strain Rate on Damage Accumulation in Type 316H Austenitic Stainless Steel

Research Area: Nuclear Materials and Modelling PI: Dr Mahmoud Mostafavi Funders: EDF Energy Contact details: The Challenge High temperature assessment codes such as R5 are mainly based on standard forward creep tests. Therefore the complex geometry and load multi-axiality of service components are often ignored when assessing their integrities via the standard codes. For […]

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