SCK CEN – Belgian Nuclear Research Centre
SCK-CEN leads WP1
SCK-CEN leads T3.4
SCK-CEN contributes to T2.1 (corrosion experiments for crevice corrosion), T2.2 (probabilistic modelling), T3.2 (characterization of samples), T3.4 (development, and testing a mesoscale damage model for ASR and DEF), T4.2 (characterization of samples, cyclic loading), and T4.3 (micromechanical modelling)

Description of the organization

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre is a foundation of public utility under the supervision of the Belgian Secretary of State for Energy. With laboratories in Mol and a registered office in Brussels, it is one of the largest research centres in Belgium. About 700 people work on the development of peaceful industrial and medical applications of ionising radiation and study the impact on man and the environment. . Our developments have already resulted in a long list of innovative and forward-looking applications for the medical world, industry and the energy sector. In the course of our work, there are three main research topics:

  1. The safety of nuclear installations
  2. The well-considered management of radioactive waste
  3. Human and environmental protection against ionising radiation

We offer various services and operate BR2, a Material Test Reactor (MTR) with a very high neutron flux, BR1, a graphite-gas research reactor, GUINEVERE a zero-power-critical-facility, several gamma irradiation facilities, a laboratory for High and Medium Activity and Nuclear analysis, as well as different chemical laboratories. Through the EIG EURIDICE, an economic interest grouping between SCK•CEN and ONDRAF/NIRAS, we run our Underground Research Laboratory HADES. Also noteworthy are our European demonstration programs for PWR dismantling and MYRRHA (Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications), an Accelerator Driven System (ADS) under development in Mol. The SCK•CEN Academy for Nuclear Science and Technology ( has a specific task to foster the transfer of nuclear knowledge, skills and attitudes towards students and professionals who are active in the nuclear field.

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WP 1

State-of-the-art of quantitative assessment of ageing of concrete SSC


WP 2

Corrosion assessment of embedded liners in concrete



WP 3

Characterization, prediction, and monitoring of internal swelling reactions in concrete

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WP 4

Delayed strains of containment buildings in operational and accidental conditions


WP 5

Assessing the performance of irradiated concrete


WP 6

Dissemination, communication and training



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