Selected experiments for assessing the evolution of concrete, their mechanical safety functions and performance targets: EURAD Deliverable 16.3

Research output: Report/bookER - External reportpeer-review


  • Erika Neeft
  • Ton de Bruin
  • Roos van Kleef
  • Lucie Hausmannová
  • Radek Vašíček
  • Petr Večerník
  • Veronika Hlaváčková
  • Kateřina Černá
  • Tomáš Černoušek
  • Olivier Helson
  • Xavier Bourbon
  • Jad Zghondi
  • Thierry Vidal
  • Alain Sellier
  • Jianfu Shao
  • Thomas Rougelot
  • Kyra Jantschik
  • Johannes Kulenkampff
  • Guido Deissmann
  • Michele Griffa
  • Sergey Churakov
  • Bin Ma

Institutes & Expert groups

  • COVRA - De Centrale Organisatie Voor Radioactief Afval
  • SÚRAO - Czech Radioactive Waste Repository Authority
  • Czech Technical University in Prague - Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering
  • ÚJV Řež, a. s.
  • TUL - Technical University of Liberec
  • CVR - Centrum Vyzkumu Rez
  • ANDRA - National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management
  • INSA Toulouse - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse
  • LaMcube - Laboratoire de Mécanique, Multiphysique, Multiéchelle - UMR 9013
  • GRS - Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheid gGmbH
  • HZDR - Helmholtz,Zentrum Dresden, Rossendorf
  • EMPA Akademie – Materials and technologies for a sustainable future
  • PSI - Paul Scherrer Institute
  • FZJ - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH


Cementitious materials are used in disposal facilities for radioactive waste as a construction material to ensure a safe operation of this facility for example the lining. These materials can also be used to contribute to the containment of radionuclides in the post-closure phase. The required mechanical strength class of concrete is determined by its function. The strength of concrete is determined by the strength of millimetre sized aggregates and the attachment of these aggregates with the cementitious phase in concrete. Only samples of concrete with aggregates are therefore included in this report since Task 2 of EURAD Work Package MAGIC is dedicated to study the chemo-mechanical behaviour at the macro scale i.e. for centimetre and decimetre sized samples.


Original languageEnglish
PublisherEURAD - European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Management
Number of pages132
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Cement, Disposal facility, Radioactive waste

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