WP5: Experiments in support of the MYRRHA design evolution

Participants: SCK•CEN, CIEMAT, CNRS, ENEA, KIT, IST-ID

Objectives

To perform additional experiments to validate the reactivity monitoring methods in complement to the ones achieved during the FREYA project. To carry out additional integral measurements to study the effect of fuel, reflector and structure material changes in the specific MYRRHA core design, and to investigate the impact of dummy IPS on the reactivity for code validation. As specific questions from the safety authorities during the licensing of the new MYRRHA/FASTEF facility are expected, dedicated experiments have to be foreseen.

Deliverables

D5.1 Results of measurements in the MYRRHA mock-up reference critical core, chosen during Task 5.1 (SCK•CEN) (M22)
D5.2 Results of MYRRHA Mock-up reactivity effects from reflector and IPS introductionin the VENUS-F reactor and detector position\deposit optimization (CNRS) (M25)