Back to the list

Nuclear fuels for light water reactors


  • 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).


  • 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.
I consent to send my e-mail address to I2EN administrative services in order to get a PDF file of this solution. - Read our privacy policy