RATU2: The Finnish research programme on the structural integrity of nuclear power plants: Interim report 1995 - April 1997

Jussi Solin, Matti Sarkimo, Merja Asikainen

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    Abstract

    The projects within the Finnish public funded research programme on the structural integrity of nuclear power plants (RATU2) are briefly introduced and the scientific and technical results obtained during the first two years, 1995 - April 1997, are summarised in this report. The RATU2 programme was started in 1995 and will be continued until 1998. In 1996 this programme represented 6 % of the nuclear energy R&D in Finland. The research programme is mainly publicly funded and supplies impartial expertise for the regulation of nuclear energy. It also plays an important role in the education of new experts, technology transfer and international exchange of scientific results. The programme is organised into five research projects on the following topics: · Material degradation in the reactor environment, · Reliability of nondestructive inspections of nuclear power plants, · Structural analyses for nuclear power plant components, · Maintenance strategies and dependability, and · Fire safety. The ageing of the structures and components in the Finnish nuclear power plants is one of the main issues to be considered when safety and economic operation of the plants is evaluated. At the same time, ways are being sought to extend the lifetime of components. The first half of the RATU2 research programme has already brought significant scientific findings and useful applications for ensuring the reliability of NPP components. New technology has been transferred to domestic use through active participation to international co-operation. On the other hand, international acceptance of the results has provided valuable feedback and benchmarking.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages161
    ISBN (Print)951-38-5129-x
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes
    Number1843
    ISSN1235-0605

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    nuclear power plant
    integrity
    nuclear energy
    scientific findings
    technology transfer
    benchmarking
    international cooperation
    Finland
    international relations
    new technology
    expertise
    research project
    acceptance
    expert
    regulation
    participation
    economics
    education

    Keywords

    • nuclear power plants
    • safety
    • structural analysis
    • fractures (materials)
    • cracking (fracturing)

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    Solin, J., Sarkimo, M., & Asikainen, M. (1997). RATU2: The Finnish research programme on the structural integrity of nuclear power plants: Interim report 1995 - April 1997. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes, No. 1843
    Solin, Jussi ; Sarkimo, Matti ; Asikainen, Merja. / RATU2 : The Finnish research programme on the structural integrity of nuclear power plants: Interim report 1995 - April 1997. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1997. 161 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 1843).
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    Solin, J, Sarkimo, M & Asikainen, M 1997, RATU2: The Finnish research programme on the structural integrity of nuclear power plants: Interim report 1995 - April 1997. VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes, no. 1843, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

    RATU2 : The Finnish research programme on the structural integrity of nuclear power plants: Interim report 1995 - April 1997. / Solin, Jussi; Sarkimo, Matti; Asikainen, Merja.

    Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1997. 161 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 1843).

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