About this Research Topic
To address the challenges related to extreme reactor environments, research activities from complementary fields are solicited, such as dealing with nuclear fuels/materials performance, thermal hydraulics, severe accident analysis and neutronics under reactor extreme environments. Both experimental and computational approaches can significantly contribute to advances in reactor fuels, materials and systems under extreme environments.
This Research Topic focuses on all aspects of experimental and modelling/simulation approaches for a deeper understanding of reactor fuels, materials and systems under extreme environments, including, but not limited to:
• Multiphysics modelling and simulations of nuclear fuels and materials
• Multiscale (from atomic to engineering scales) modelling and simulations of nuclear fuels and materials
• Experimental and computational accident tolerant fuels
• Reactor thermal hydraulics to address concerns for reactor extreme conditions
• Neutronics and reactor engineering analysis under extreme environments
• Severe accident analysis and management to lower the effects from reactor extreme environments
• Reactor system analysis to develop innovative systems with better reactor environments
• Fundamental multi-phase flow and heat/mass transfer studies under reactor high temperature and/or corrosive environments to help understand the physics and mechanisms behind
• Other topics not mentioned here but related to these areas
The editors encourage submissions of original research articles, short communications and review articles that cover the above-mentioned topics.
Keywords: experimental/computational fuels and materials, neutronics, thermal hydraulics, severe accident analysis, two-phase flow
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