28 Dec 2022 LEI involvement in EURAD HITEC benchmarks Newspicture LEI involvement in EURAD HITEC benchmarks

Lithuanian Energy Institute contributes to the analysis of temperature influence on clay-based material behaviour

28 Dec 2022 LEI researcher’s internship at IRSN with respect to R2CA project mobility program Newspicture LEI researcher’s internship at IRSN with respect to R2CA project mobility program

During the internship the phenomena of High Burnup Structure (HBS) formation was investigated. Working with locally developed mechanistic fission product release code called MFPR-F researcher participated in the code coupling effort, where MFPR code was integrated into TRANSURANUS fuel performance code.

28 Dec 2022 ICONDE research project “Innovation in concrete design for hazardous waste management applications” workshop at Lithuanian Energy Institute Newspicture ICONDE research project “Innovation in concrete design for hazardous waste management applications” workshop at Lithuanian Energy Institute

ICONDE project conducts research into concrete design for hazardous waste management applications.

26 Sep 2022 Towards Harmonisation in Licensing of Future Nuclear Power Technologies in Europe Newspicture Towards Harmonisation in Licensing of Future Nuclear Power Technologies in Europe

In the framework of the Euratom Research and Training Programme, HARMONISE (a project expected to start in mid-2022) will study relevant research and cooperation activities in standardization and nuclear safety considering also the lessons learnt from the stress tests performed in the EU. The project is coordinated by LEI and involves nine ETSON members along with partners representing research organisations, regulators and industry.

26 Sep 2022 OpenFOAM turbulent combustion solver development at Lithuanian Energy Institute Newspicture OpenFOAM turbulent combustion solver development at Lithuanian Energy Institute

Scientists of Lithuanian Energy Institute have been developing an open-source turbulent combustion solver flameFoam, based on OpenFOAM toolkit. Code to code analysis and comparisons with experiments showed that flameFoam mostly corresponds to the state-of-the-art currently achieved in the field.

26 Sep 2022 Lithuanian Energy Institute contributes to fusion research at JET facility Newspicture Lithuanian Energy Institute contributes to fusion research at JET facility

For the examination of plasma and impurity transport in the DT experimental campaign, energy balance, dependency on discharge, and the time evolution of radiation loss profiles are provided by LEI scientists. Indeed, the record braking pulse  is also being analyzed here at LEI.

20 Dec 2021 Numerical simulation of shock absorber newspicture Numerical simulation of shock absorber used for the safeguard of casks with spent fuel in case dropping

To reduce SNF cask failure risk in the ISFSF building areas, where SNF cask could be lifted more than 30 cm, special design shock absorbers are installed. The main function of these shock absorbers is to reduce the dynamic loads to a fully loaded SNF cask (weight 77 - 89 t) in case of dropping and prevent or minimise the possibility to lose the tightness of the SNF cask and release of radioactive materials from SNF rod(s). Evaluation of the shock absorbers capability to withstand the dynamic load in case of an accident was performed.

20 Dec 2021  LEI involvement in ETSON-SAMHYCO-NET benchmark newspicture LEI involvement in ETSON-SAMHYCO-NET benchmark

Scientists of Lithuanian Energy Institute have recently collaborated with colleagues from other European TSOs and ETSON partners in research activities – BARCO and ETSON-SAMHYCO-NET benchmarks.

20 Dec 2021 LEI Ph.D. student wins MeV Summer School Award newspicture LEI Ph.D. student wins MeV Summer School Award

Ph.D. student Noura Elsalamouny (Lithuanian Energy Institute, Laboratory of Nuclear Installation Safety) participated in Summer School 2021 “Modelling, Experimental and Validation” (MeV) organized through the cooperation of multiple stakeholders, i.e. Argonne, Idaho and Oak-Ridge national labs. Noura worked in a team together with other students and presented joint work titled “The at-home micro reactor”. This futuristic idea was investigated in terms of the conceptual goals set, the necessary safety requirements, the design constraints, and the economic benefits of a micro-reactor installed at-home.

22 Jul 2021 Women in Fusion Event during FEC2020 provides honest views and concrete proposals to improve gender equity in fusion newspicture Women in Fusion Event during FEC2020 provides honest views and concrete proposals to improve gender equity in fusion

Women in Fusion Side Event, was held on Wednesday 12 May during the IAEA FEC2020 virtual conference. A group of women panellists, ranging from the highly experienced to newly coined PhDs, discussed the challenges of having a successful career in nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, a mainly male-dominated field.