Experimental Nuclear Engineering Research Facilities at KTH
Through recent few decades the research groups organized within KTH/CEKERT have developed and established an impressive experimental infrastructure related to research in nuclear engineering and nuclear power safety. The experimental facilities have been used to conduct research on thermal-hydraulics of nuclear reactors during normal/abnormal operation, thermal-hydraulics of severe accidents, thermal and safety margins, detection of radiation, nuclear fuels, strength and aging of materials, and other topics.
This document provides a short description of CEKERT’s experimental facilities currently used by the research groups. The main operational parameters and example application areas are given to indicate the applicability of the facilities to current areas of interests in Swedish nuclear industry, such as the public safety in post-Fukushima world, as well as ageing and optimization of nuclear power plants.