The NEST HYMERES (Hydrogen containment experiments for reactor safety) project, led by Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland, is addressing safety relevant phenomena in containments during accidents. It offers hands-on training opportunites during the experimental test campaigns carried out at the PSI PANDA facility, one of the most advanced containment test facilities worldwide. In parallel, it also aims at developing exploratory research projects under the guidance of experts at participating organisations, in particular within the universities.
The OECD/NEA HYMERES-2 project is a major international project contributing to the extension of the experimental database on containment phenomena and on suppression pool issues.
The overall project scope is:
The PANDA series form four main categories or areas:
The OECD/NEA joint projects such as HYMERES-2 benefit from a broad range of technical and scientific expertise in an international framework and are based on experimental and computational activities which have a potential to serve also as driving force for educational activities.
The NEST HYMERES project has been created as the educational component of the OECD/NEA HYMERES-2 joint project.
Within the NEST HYMERES project experimental and computational research activities have been carried out by NEST Fellows. The objectives of the NEST Fellow activities are:
Moreover, the NEST Fellows have the possibility to present the results of their activities in the HYMERES-2 project meetings and in seminars organised at PSI.
The short presentation of the NEST Fellows can be found here.