FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety: Interim Report 1999 - August 2000

Timo Vanttola (Editor), Eija Karita Puska (Editor), Anne Marttila (Editor)

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Abstract

FINNUS (1999-2002) is the Finnish public research programme on nuclear power plant safety, launched and administrated by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (KTM). The programme concentrates on the themes of ageing, accidents and risks. The general objectives of the programme are to develop tools and practices for safety authorities and utilities, to provide a basis for safety-related decisions, to educate new nuclear energy experts and to promote technology and information transfer. The technical objectives of the programme are prepared in the guidance of the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), but the views of the power companies are taken into consideration. Funding of the programme is mainly from public sources. The annual volume of the programme is about FIM 22 million ( 3.6 million) and 30 person years. The research is coordinated and mainly conducted by the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). The effects of ageing on nuclear power plants are studied intensively, in order to evaluate safe remaining lifetime of the components and efficiency of the corrective measures. The programme concentrates on studies in material sciences of metallic structures, structural integrity and in-service inspection and monitoring methods. The accident theme concerns operational aspects of nuclear power plant safety. The issues of nuclear fuel behaviour, reactor physics and dynamics modelling, thermal-hydraulics and severe accidents are addressed under the theme. In the risk field attention is paid on one hand on advanced risk analysis methods and their applicability, and on the other hand, on the evaluation of fire risks, safety critical applications of software based technology, as well as human and organisational performance. The report summarises goals and results of the programme during the period 1999 - August 2000.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages297
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5751-4
ISBN (Print)951-38-5750-7
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes
Number2057
ISSN1235-0605

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Nuclear power plants
Accidents
Aging of materials
Nuclear fuels
Structural integrity
Risk analysis
Materials science
Nuclear energy
Industry
Fires
Physics
Inspection
Hydraulics
Radiation
Monitoring

Keywords

  • FINNUS
  • nuclear power plants
  • reactor safety
  • materials
  • corrosion
  • ageing
  • accidents
  • thermal hydraulics
  • modelling
  • fire safety
  • risk analysis

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Vanttola, T., Puska, E. K., & Marttila, A. (Eds.) (2000). FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety: Interim Report 1999 - August 2000. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes, No. 2057
Vanttola, Timo (Editor) ; Puska, Eija Karita (Editor) ; Marttila, Anne (Editor). / FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety : Interim Report 1999 - August 2000. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2000. 297 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2057).
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Vanttola, T, Puska, EK & Marttila, A (eds) 2000, FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety: Interim Report 1999 - August 2000. VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes, no. 2057, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety : Interim Report 1999 - August 2000. / Vanttola, Timo (Editor); Puska, Eija Karita (Editor); Marttila, Anne (Editor).

Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2000. 297 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2057).

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Vanttola T, (ed.), Puska EK, (ed.), Marttila A, (ed.). FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety: Interim Report 1999 - August 2000. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2000. 297 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2057).