The Finnish research programme on the structural
integrity of nuclear power plants, RATU2 was launched in
1995 for four years to coordinate the independent
national research and development work aiming for
structural safety in NPP's. The general planning and goal
setting of the programme was based on the research need
assessment and evaluation of the previous RATU programme.
The research plans have been updated and refined annually
on the basis of available funding.
This paper provides a summary of the achievements related
to the original objectives for the RATU2 programme from
an administrative point of view. An overview on the new
facilities and human resources is also given. The main
conclusions of the interim evaluation are also reported.
The major scientific and technical results are described
in more detail in the technical papers of this symposium.
|RATU2: The Finnish Research Programme on the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Power Plants
|7/12/98 → 7/12/98