The Concerted Action project VASA (Validation Strategy of Severe Accident Codes) is focused on the understanding of current approaches in different European countries to validate the codes developed or used by them and on reaching a consensus on the procedure to come to a common European validation strategy for severe accident codes. It is performed jointly by 15 partners.
With special respect to the end-user partners in VASA the validation needs were discussed not only, from the phenomena to be necessarily taken into consideration, but also from their contribution to risk. The phenomenon-oriented approach and the risk-oriented one are complementary to each other in the way that the last one leads to a hierarchy for the validation of the great number of severe accident phenomena. On one hand risk orientation requires the modeling of technical systems in severe accident codes. On the other hand this leads to high demands on experiments used for validation. Among others such experiments should be in general related to severe accident measures and in detail applicable to plant specifies.
|Title of host publication
|FISA 99 - EU research in reactor safety. Conclusion symposium on shared-cost and concerted actions Euratom framework programme 1994-98. Specific programme for research and training on "Nuclear fission safety" - Innovative approaches and reactor safety
|Number of pages
|Published - 2000
|FISA 99 - EU research in reactor safety. Conclusion symposium on shared-cost and concerted actions -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …
|FISA 99 - EU research in reactor safety. Conclusion symposium on shared-cost and concerted actions
|1/01/00 → …
- Europäische Gemeinschaft
- reactor accidents
- computer calculations
- European Community