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Nuclear Energy

Advanced Modeling & Simulation

Using modeling and simulation to augment experimental tests, providing a robust technical basis for the next generation of fuels and reactors

PNNL is involved in multi-scale modeling and simulation from the molecular level to engineering level

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The state-of-the-art computing facilities at PNNL support a strong capability in modeling and simulation applied to both fuel and reactor design.

Our activities include

  • Molecular dynamic simulation
  • Multi-scale simulations for understanding effects of radiation on fuel behavior
  • Modeling impact of material defects and fabrication tolerances on failure assessments

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