The EU programme for modelling radiation effects in fusion reactor materials: An overview of recent advances and future goals

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The EU fusion materials modelling programme was initiated in 2002 with the objective of developing a comprehensive set of computer modelling techniques and approaches, aimed at rationalising the extensive available experimental information on properties of irradiated fusion materials, developing capabilities for predicting the behaviour of materials under conditions not yet accessible to experimental tests, assessing results of tests involving high dose rates, and extrapolating these results to the fusion-relevant conditions. The programme presently gives emphasis to modelling a single class of materials, which are ferritic-martensitic EUROFER-type steels, and focuses on the investigation of key physical phenomena and interpretation of experimental observations. The objective of the programme is the development of computational capabilities for predicting changes in mechanical properties, hardening and embrittlement, as well as changes in the microstructure and phase stability of EUROFER and FeCr model alloys occurring under fusion reactor relevant irradiation conditions.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2009
EventICFRM13 2007 - 13th International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials - France - CEA, France, Nice, France
Duration: 10 Dec 200714 Dec 2007


  • fusion materials modelling

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