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Aging management

The present evolution of fuel assembly and core designs towards greater heterogeneity, higher enrichments and burnup, sophisticated Gadolinium designs, combined Uranium and MOX loading, low leakage, and power uprates imply great challenges to the codes and methods development. Anticipating customer’s needs for the future, Framatome took up the challenge to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in nuclear methods. Framatome prepares the next generation of codes and methods (ARCADIA, GALILEO, ARGOS, AREA, ARITA) capable to handle the challenges in fuel assembly design, core design, safety analysis and core monitoring.

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