Research Project, 2020 – 2024

The PASCAL project is devoted at significantly contribute to the advancement of the safety research on innovative heavy
liquid metal cooled reactors, with the ambition to generate evidence that is ready-for-use in the discussions between the
ALFRED and MYRRHA designers and the respective safety authorities in the pre-licensing phase. The goals of PASCAL
also set an ambition of relevance and quality to the results, which is reflected in structuring and organizing the proposal.
Relevant experiments in representative conditions are planned, and - wherever applicable - accompaigned by simulations
with the objective of extending their domain of validation and reducing uncertainties. The selected activities all address the
main reference: supporting the justification of resilience to severe accident conditions, aiming to demonstrate the claim that
no off-site emergency measures are needed for an HLM-cooled system. Finally, the project will strengthen the longstanding
collaborations among European organizations, and will strongly support the education and training of a new generation of
experts, to secure safety culture is preserved.


Teodora Retegan Vollmer (contact)

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material


Ansaldo Nucleare

Genova, Italy

Belgian Nuclear Research Center (SCK CEN)

Mol, Belgium

Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

Intra-University Consortium for Nuclear Technology Research

Pisa, Italy

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)

Roma, Italy

Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission

Brussels, Belgium

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Karlsruhe, Germany

Kaunas University of Technology

Kaunas, Lithuania

Nuclear Research And Consultancy Group

Petten, Netherlands

Paul Scherrer Institut

Villigen, Switzerland

Regia Autonoma Tehnologii Pentru Energia Nucleara - Raten

Mioveni, Romania

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden


Bologna, Italy

The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Rhode Saint Genese, Belgium


European Commission (EC)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2024

European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/H2020/945341
Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2024

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