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Nuclear fuels for light water reactors

Objective:

  • Describe the design and the fabrication of the nuclear fuels.
  • Describe the fuel thermal and mechanical behavior in reactor operation (mainly temperature and irradidation effects).
  • Identify the main limiting phenomena (for safety and design).

Content:

  • Nuclear fuels fundamental.
  • Fuel element thermal performance and temperature effects.
  • Nuclear fuel behavior under irradiation.
  • Main limiting phenomena in the different types of fuel.
  • Fuel behavior during some off-normal conditions.
  • Modelling of fuel behavior.
  • Fuel challenges for the future.
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