INTERACTIONS WITH THE MYRTE PROJECT

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SESAME Newsletter #3 (March 2018) 

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INTERACTIONS WITH THE MYRTE PROJECT

INTERACTIONS WITH THEThe SESAME project began in 2015. The day prior to the kick-off of the SESAME project, the European collaborative project MYRTE (MYRRHA Research and Transmutation Endeavour – http://myrte.sckcen.be) had its kick-off meeting.The goal of MYRTE is to perform research that supports the development of the MYRRHA (Multi-Purpose Hybrid Research Reactor for High-Tech Applications) research facility, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of high-level nuclear waste transmutation at industrial scale. Numerical studies and experimental facilities are defined to achieve the goal of MYRTE.

The MYRTE project consists of various work packages. One of the largest work packages deals with thermal hydraulics and is coordinated by NRG in collaboration with SCK·CEN. As almost all partners in this work package of MYRTE also participate in SESAME, it was decided from the start to organise the SESAME and MYRTE thermal-hydraulics work package progress meetings jointly avoiding colleagues to travel twice. Apart from that, also content wise there is synergy between the two projects.