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GEN IV Webinar Series: ESFR SMART a European Sodium Fast Reactor Concept Including the European Feedback Experience and the New Safety Commitments Following Fukushima Accidnet, January 27, 2022, 8:30 am EST


The ESFR-SMART project is what in the Anglo-Saxon world is called a “working horse" or a “concept car”. Its role is to introduce, outside any constructive planning, new ideas for the future, which can be valuable guides for R&D. Unlike in an “industrial” project, which initially had a construction schedule, one can introduce innovative ideas, even if their lower technological-readiness level would require development and time. For these new ideas, research and first calculations were also performed during the project, to check their general feasibility and the absence of major impossibilities. The presentation will show the design proposition for this SFR reactor including the experience feedback from European experience on Phénix, Superphénix, EFR and ASTRID. This design includes all improvements in response to the last safety rules issued after the Fukushima incident. Finally, the first calculations performed for the design validation are also explained with the necessary R&D. Register Here:


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