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  • Safety-informed design of lead-cooled reactors on mobile platforms 

    Sanchis Ramírez, Guillem (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-05-13)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Nuclear power has a prominent role to play in the energy landscape of the 21st century. To- gether with large reactor designs that make the most out of economies of scale, small, modular reactors (SMR) may also play a role ...
  • Multiphysics Simulation and Verification of Molten Salt Reactors using GeN-Foam 

    Ponce Tovar, Mario Adolfo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-11-10)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   Université Paris-Saclay
    In light of the growing need for detailed analysis of up-and-coming reactor technologies, several codes are under development with the aim of simulating multiphysics phenomena. These codes are largely unproven and unqualified, ...
  • Assessment of RELAP5-3D two phase flow models for MYRRHA secondary cooling system conditions 

    Otlik, Krzysztof (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-11-10)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    In this project, a numerical model is developed to assess the thermal-hydraulic system code RELAP5-3D correlations’ used for two-phase flow in MYRRHA secondary circuit conditions. The well-known drift-flux model is applicable ...
  • Evaluation of Natural Circulation sustainability for the MYRRAH project. 

    Espinoza Arias, Oscar (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-11-10)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   SCK-CEN research centre
    The objective of this thesis was to investigate how fast natural circulation can be established and sustained for different core initial conditions. The main conservation equations were derived for energy and momentum, and ...
  • Investigation of neural network algorithm for in-situ X-ray tomography 

    Nwade, Justice (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-11-10)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   École nationale supérieure de physique, électronique et matériaux
    X-ray tomography is an important non-destructive technique for materials structure analysis. In certain applications, especially during in-situ experiments, the constraints posed by the experimental conditions ...
  • Steady state cooling conditions of fast neutron source for BNCT therapy. 

    Talarowska, Anna (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-06-21)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych
    Since 2001 the National Centre for Nuclear Research in Poland has been planning its BNCT test facility in Maria Research Reactor. The key issue is the beam quality needed to irradiate probes. For cellular cultures the ...
  • Development of ageing management programme for MARIA research reactor 

    Piwowarski, Bartlomiej (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-07-13)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych
    The European Union Council adopted in 2014 new directive 2014/87/EURATOM to establish a mechanism to incorporate lessons learned following the major accident (classified at the level 7 in the INES rating) in Fukusihma ...
  • Analysis and comparison of the nuclear safety regulations in the US and the UK 

    Mansalier, Edouard (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-07-06)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    Covenantee:   Électricité de France S.A.
    The content and topics developed in this TFM are linked with the safety studies I conducted as an analyst intern in the lead development team of NUWARD(tm). NUWARD(tm) is a Small Modular Reactor developed by EDF with the ...
  • Study of electrochemical detection and purification methods for corrosion control in Molten Salt Reactors 

    Gay Villaret, Narcís (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-05-14)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    Covenantee:   Copenhagen Atomics
    Nuclear power is experiencing a strong renewed interest, being identified as the only source of energy capable of displacing fossil fuel to meet the short term climate change goals. In views of the amount of delays and ...
  • Multi-unit Considerations of Seaborg's Compact Molten Salt Reactor 

    Cornelio, John (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-04-22)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - confidentiality agreement
    Covenantee:   École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées / Seaborg Technologies
  • Silica Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Environment Remediation and Nuclear Waste Management 

    Mamun, Md Al (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-01-10)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   INP Phelma Grenoble / University of Dhaka / Atomic Energy Centre Dhaka
    Environmental contamination, specially water pollution by toxic heavy metals and radionuclides from both natural and artificial sources is a big concern all over the world. Groundwater, Irrigation water and river water ...
  • Numerical assessment of the radiological impact of dust inhalation from phosphogypsum piles. The case of Huelva city (SW Spain) 

    Plachciak, Marcin (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-01-10)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:   École nationale supérieure de chimie de Paris
    Fugitive dust particles from phosphogypsum (PG) stockpiles, located next to Huelva (SW Spain),were investigated in this study. 100 - 120 million tonnes of PG containing radioactive and toxictrace elements were accumulated ...

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