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Pellet-clad Interaction in Water Reactor Fuels: Seminar Proceedings, Aix-en-Provence, France, 9-11 March 2004

Pellet-clad Interaction in Water Reactor Fuels: Seminar Proceedings, Aix-en-Provence, France, 9-11 March 2004

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; NEA

This report communicates the results of an international seminar which reviewed recent progress in the field of pellet-clad interaction in light water reactor fuels. It also draws a comprehensive picture of current understanding of relevant phenomena and their impact on the nuclear fuel rod, under the widest possible conditions. State-of-the-art knowledge is presented for both uranium-oxide and mixed-oxide fuels

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Statement of responsibility: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and NEA
ISBN: 9264011587, 9789264011588
Physical Description: 1 online resource
Other Number: 10.1787/9789264011588-en
Series: Nuclear Science,
Subject: France; Nuclear Energy
Series Title: Nuclear Science,


  1. Foreword
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Session Summaries
  4. Seminar Programme
  5. Session I. Opening and Industrial Goals
  6. Effect of PWR Re-Start Ramp Rate on Pellet-Cladding Interactions by S. K. Yagnik, D.J. Sunderland, and B. C. Chang
  7. Pellet-Cladding Mechanical Interaction in Boiling Water Reactors by M. Billaux and H. Moon
  8. PCI-Related Constraints on EDF PWRs and Associated Challenges by S. Beguin
  9. Review of Operational Requirements with Respect to PCMI in a VVER and the Corresponding Developments in the TRANSURANUS Code by by P. Van Uffelen, K. Lassman, A. Schubert, J. van der Laar, Cs. Gyori, D. Elenkov, and B. Hatala
  10. PCMI Implicatons for High Burn-Up Light Water Reactor Fuel in Reactivity-Initiated Accidents by C. Vitanza, J. M. Conde Lopez
  11. Session II. Fuel Material Behaviour in PCI Situation
  12. Physical Model Development for Prediction of Rim-Layer Formation in OU2 Fuel by V. V. Likhanskii, O. V. Khorushii, A. A. Sorokin
  13. Microstructure Investigations of As-Irradiated, Annealed, and Power Ramped High Burn-Up Fuel by S. K. Yagnik, J. A. Turnbull, and R. A. Gomme
  14. Effectof Thermal and Mechanical Properties of th eDUPIC Fuel on the Pellet-Cladding Mechanical Interaction by H-J. Ryu, K-H. Kang, C-J. Park, J-W Park, K-C. Song, and M-S. Yang
  15. Out-of-Pile and In-Pile Viscoplastic Behvaiour of Mixed Oxide Fuels by L. Caillot, C. Nonon, and V. Basini
  16. Mechanical Characterisation of Irradiated Fuel Materials with Local Ultrasonic Methods by D. Baron, D. Laux, and G. Despaux
  17. Fuel Swelling Importance in PCI Mechanistic Modelling by V. I. Arimescu
  18. Modelling of a Pellet-Clad Mechanical Interaction in LWR Fuel by Considering Gaseous Swelling by J-S. Cheon, Y-H. Koo, B-H. Lee, J-Y.- Oh, and D-S. Sohn
  19. The Reduction of Fission Gas Swelling through Irradiation-Induced Re-Solution by R. J. White
  20. On the Relations between the Fission Gas Behaviour and the Pellet-Cladding Mechanical Interaction in LSR Fuel Rods by P. Van Uffelon, M. Sheindlin, V. Rondinella, and C. Ronchi
  21. Session III. Cladding Behaviour Relevant to PCI
  22. Pellet-Cladding Interaction in VVER Fuel Rods by A. V. Smirnov, B. A. Kanashov, D. V. Markow, V. A. Ovchinikov, V. S. Ovchinikov, V. S. Polenok, and A. A. Ivashchenko
  23. Characterisation of Volatile Fission Products, Including Iodine, after a Power Ramp by L. Desgranges, B. Pasquet, X. Pujol, I. roure, Th. Blay, J. Lamongagne, Th. Martella, B. Lacrois, O. Comiti, L. Caillot
  24. Testing and Modelling Iodine-Induced Stress Corrosion Cracking in Stress-Relieved Zircaloy-4 by D. Le Boulch, L. Fournier, C. Sainte-Catherine
  25. Observation of a Pellet-Cladding Bonding Layer in High-Power Fuel by S. Van den Berghe, A. Leenaers, B. Vos, L. Sannen, M. Verwerft
  26. Cladding Liner Surface Effects and PCI by G. Lysell, K. Kitano, D. Schrire, and J-E. Lindback
  27. Session IV. In-Pile Rod Behaviour
  28. Results of WWER High Burn-Up Fuel Rod Examinations in the Process of and After Their Testing in the MIR Reactor under Power Cycling Conditions by A. V. Bouroukine, G. D. Lyadov, S. V. Lobin, V. A. Ovchinikov
  29. Ramp Testing of SBR MOX Fuel by M. Barker, P. Cook, R. Weston, G. Dassel, C. Ott, R. Stratton, D. Papaioannou, and C. Walker
  30. PCI Behaviour of Chromium Oxide-Doped Fuel by C. Nonon, J-C Menard, S. Lansiart, J. Noirot, S. Martin, G-M. Decroix, O. Rabouille, C. Delafoy, and B. Petitprez
  31. PCMI of High Burn-Up Fuel as Manifested by Different Types of Instrumentation and Measurements in the Halden Reactor Experimental Programme by W. Wiesenack and T. Tverberg
  32. Power Ramping in the OSIRIS Reactor: Database Analysis for Standard UO2 Fuel with Zy-4 Cladding by C. Mougel, B. Verhaeghe, C. Verdeau, S. Lansiart, S. Beguin, and B. Julien
  33. Experimental Data on PCI and PCMI within the IFPE Database by J.C. Killeen, E. Sartori, and J. A. Turnbull
  34. Session IV. Modelling of the Mechanical Interaction between Pellet and Cladding
  35. Modelling the Effect of Oxide Fuel Fracturing on the Mechanical Behaviour of Fuel Rods by T. Helfer, P. Garcia, F. Sidoroff, J-M. Ricaud, and D. Plancq
  36. Crack and Dishing Evolution Models and PCI-SCC Considerations for Fuel Pellets in a Quasi-Bi-Dimensional Environment by A. C. Marino
  37. Non-Linear Behaviour of Multi-Phase MOX Fuels: A Micromechanical Approach by S. Rousette, J-M. Gatt, J-C. Michel
  38. The Mechanical Response of Cladding with a Hydride Lens under PCMI Loading Conditions by R. Montgomery, J. Rashid, R. Dunham, O. Ozer, S. K. Yagnik, and R. Yang
  39. Assessment of Cladding Relaxation and PCMI Models in INFRA by Y-M. Kim, Y-S. Yang, C-B. Lee, D-H. Kim, and Y-H. Jung
  40. Two-Dimensional (2-D) Pellet-Cladding Modelling using FEM at NRI Rex plc by M. Valach, and J. Zymak
  41. Modelling 3-D Mechanical Phenomena in a 1-D Industrial Finite Element Code: Results and Perspectives by V. Guicheret-Retel, F. Trivaudey, M. L. Boubakar, R. Masson, and Ph. Thevenin
  42. The COPERNIC Mechanical Model and its Application to Doped Fuel by C. Garnier, P. Mailhe, P. Vesco, L.C. Bernard, C. Delafoy, and P. Garcia
  43. Modelling of Thermal Mechanical Behaviour of High Burn-Up VVER Fuel at Poer Transients with Special Emphasis on the Impact of Fission Gas Induced Swelling of Fuel Pellets by V. Novikov, A. Medvedev, G. Khvostov, S. Bogatyr, V. Kuzetsov, and L. Korystin
  44. TOUTATIS: An application of the Cast3M Finite Element Code for PCI Three-Dimensional Modelling by F. Bentejac, and N. Hourdequin
  45. Methodology for Multi-Dimensional Simulation of Power Ramp Tests by C. Struzik, D. Plancq, B. Michel, P. Garcia, and C. Nonon.
  46. Modelling of Pellet-Clad Interaction during Power Ramps by G.Zhou, J. E. Lindback, H. C. Schutte, L. O. Jernkvist, and A. R. Massih
  47. List of Participants