SARNET2—Severe Accident Research Network of Excellence 2


Acronym: SARNET 2
Title: SARNET2—Severe Accident Research Network of Excellence 2
Status: Active
Funding Organization: European Union


Participant nr 10
Leader in charge: C. Housiadas
Start Date: 1/4/2009
Duration: 36 months


Most of the actors involved in severe accident research in Europe, plus Canada, Korea and the United States (41 partners),

will network in SARNET2 (Severe Accident Research NETwork of Excellence - Phase 2) their capacities of research in order

to resolve important pending issues on postulated severe accidents of existing and future Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). The

project has been defined in order to optimise the use of the available means and to constitute a sustainable consortium in

which common research programmes and a common computer tool to predict NPP behaviour during a postulated severe

accident (ASTEC integral code) are developed. With this aim, the SARNET2 partners contribute to a Joint Programme of

Activities, which consists of: - Maintaining and improving an advanced communication tool; - Harmonizing and

reorienting the research programmes, and defining new ones; - Performing experimental programmes on high priority issues; - Analyzing experimental results in order to elaborate a common understanding of relevant phenomena; - Developing the ASTEC code (including its applicability to all types of European NPPs); - Developing Scientific Databases, in which all the

results of research programmes are stored in a common format (DATANET); - Developing education courses on severe

accidents for students and researchers, and training courses for specialists; - Promoting personnel mobility amongst various

European organizations; - Organizing yearly a large international conference on Severe Accident research (ERMSAR).