European Database for Multiscale Modelling of Radiation Damage

Project: EU project

Project Details


"ENTENTE ""European Database for Multiscale Modelling of Radiation Damage"" aims to design a new European experimental/modelling materials database to collect and store pedigree data on radiation damage of RPV steels, according to FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability) principles. The project can be seen as three interconnected blocks: DATABASE Design - Multi-disciplinary teams (materials scientists, engineers, software developers) for the definition of new effective data formats suitable for microstructural and modelling data, and interfaces needed to ensure interoperability. - Interface the SOTERIA platform with the ENTENTE database so that experimental data and metadata could be retrieved and post processed in order to correctly parametrize modelling tools ADVANCED experiments/models - Microstructural characterization, linked with appropriate models, by means of advanced (S)TEM techniques, APT, -XRD and in-situ TEM for mapping the radiation induced defects and associated strain-stress fields - In-depth analysis of segregation and structural, chemical nature and strength of grain boundaries to study hardening and non-hardening embrittlement INNOVATIVE data analysis and hybrid models - Simulation tools that enable the description of radiation damage up to space and time scales that are comparable with those reached in experiments on RPV steels. Accelerated physically informed fracture laws with a reasonable predicting capability on heterogeneous microstructures. - First application of ICME (Integrated Computational Materials Engineering) approaches to enable virtual studies of alternative neutron embrittlement scenarios -Machine learning and artificial neural networks approaches to support atomistic modeling as well as to predict hardening and/or embrittlement Target data will be those generated during previous EURATOM projects (LONGLIFE, PERFORM, SOTERIA, TAREG, PHARE) on RPV steels."
Effective start/end date1/09/2031/08/24

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) (Project partner)
  • University of Alicante (Project partner)
  • Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) (Project partner)
  • IMDEA Materials Institute (Project partner)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Project partner)
  • University of Manchester (Project partner)
  • Électricité de France S.A. (EDF) (Project partner)
  • Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research (BZN) (Project partner)
  • Framatome GmbH (Project partner)
  • Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) (Project partner)
  • National Nuclear Laboratory (Project partner)
  • Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) (Project partner) (lead)
  • Sintec S.r.l. (Project partner)
  • Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN) (Project partner)
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) (Project partner)
  • Phimeca Engineering (Project partner)
  • Culham Science Centre (Project partner)
  • University of Bristol (Project partner)
  • University of Cantabria (UC) (Project partner)
  • University of Warwick (Project partner)
  • French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (Project partner)
  • Nuclear Research Institute Řež plc (ÚJV Řež a.s.) (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Madrid (Project partner)
  • Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) (Project partner)
  • State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the State Nuclear Regulatory Committee of Ukraine (Project partner)
  • Chalmers University of Technology (Project partner)

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • NFRP-2019-2020
  • Nuclear