We were part of the World Nuclear Exhibition 2023 in Paris

Our partners showcased collaborative efforts within the Exhibition of Mobile Robotics for Corrosion Inspection & maintenance in Nuclear Context – Pipe Inspection. Visitors had the opportunity to witness the mobile platform moving in a transparent pipe by rotating its arm and deploying the NDT probes for internal corrosion inspection. The booth received an overwhelming response, …

Characterization of neutron and gamma irradiated concrete constituents

These days, the report on characterization of neutron and gamma irradiated concrete constituents is being finalized. This massive experimental work aimed at compiling a database of experimental data which help the nuclear facility operators to assess the residual performance of concrete in highly irradiated environment. Typically, these are the biological shielding structures which are designed …

Completion of Deliverable D4.6 Prediction of creep and shrinkage from mix

In our recent study, we’ve made significant strides in comprehending the complex phenomena of concrete creep and shrinkage. This research significantly enhances our understanding of concrete behavior in crucial applications like nuclear power plants. It has the potential to drive improvements in construction techniques and materials. You can read the entire study now here.

Post-Doctoral Internship: Numerical Study of DEF at the Mesoscale Using a Cohesive-Volumetric Approach

We are pleased to announce the commencement of a post-doctoral internship lasting 18 months, which forms an integral part of the ongoing research efforts at the Institute of Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN). This research initiative is focused on understanding the aging process of concrete within the containment buildings of nuclear power plants, with a …

Advancing corrosion safety assessment for concrete structures in NPPs

Through our EU-funded research, ZAG Slovenija and Laborelec identified two effective non-destructive corrosion testing techniques (NDTs) – Pulsed Eddy Current and half-cell Potential Mapping. These portable and cost-effective NDTs enable early detection of steel liner corrosion inside steel cylinder concrete pipes (SCCPs). To automate the inspection process, CEA developed a robotic platform with a manipulator, specifically designed for corrosion NDTs inside …

3rd ACES Project meeting

At the third meeting of the project partners, which took place between May 10 and 12 at the ZAG headquarters in Ljubljana, the results to date and future activities were presented. 30 participants were present, and another 26 attended online. The joint part of the meetings dealt with the general contents of project management and …

NDE NucCon 2023

Proud of ACES’s organization and participation in the NDE NucCon 2023! The International Conference on Non-destructive Evaluation of Concrete in Nuclear Applications (NDE NucCon) is co-organized by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Aalto University and BAM. While non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of reinforced concrete structures (RCS) in civil engineering applications has a long history, within …