Presentation of FP7 matter project: General overview

T. Lebarbé, S. Marie, Pietro Agostini, Concetta Fazio, Serguei Gavrilov

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The 2010-2012 implementation plan of the European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative (ESNII), prepared in the frame of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP), establishes a very tight time schedule for the start of construction of the European Gen IV prototypes; namely the construction of the LFR ETPP (European Technology Pilot Plant) MYRRHA will start in 2014 and that of the SFR Prototype ASTRID will start in 2017. The GEN IV reactors pose new challenges to the designers and scientists in terms of higher operating temperature, higher fuel burn-up, and in some cases more corrosive environment with respect to the present technologies and which impacts the materials performance. In this frame, the MATTER (MATerials Testing and Rules) Project starts well targeted R&D activities to perform careful materials studies in GEN IV operational conditions and to find out criteria for the correct use of these materials in relevant reactor applications. Aim of the MATTER Project (that involved 27 partners and will end in 2015) is to complement the materials researches, in the frame of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) guidelines, with the implementation of pre-normative rules. © 2011 by ASME.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2011 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2011 - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


ConferenceASME 2011 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2011
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/11 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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Lebarbé, T., Marie, S., Agostini, P., Fazio, C., & Gavrilov, S. (2011). Presentation of FP7 matter project: General overview. Paper presented at ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2011, United States.