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 …

Students made test samples of concrete

As part of the ACES project, we work with irradiated rock samples, which are further examined in Hot Cells laboratories. The preparation of samples is very time and financially demanding. The cylindrical samples are only about 1 x 1 cm and 1 x 2 cm, and therefore the operator of the Hot Cells needs to …

Irradiation start in WP5

Yesterday (June 1, 2021) we started irradiation of sixty aggregate samples. This is a very important phase in work package 5 Assessing the performance of irradiation of concrete. All samples were inserted into two capsules and put into active zone of light water research reactor LVR-15 being operated by Research centre Rez in Husinec-Rez near …