Under the guidance of the Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) and under the mandate of the Working Party on Materials Science Issues in Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials (WPFM), the Expert Group on Fuel Materials (EGFM) has been established in 2023 and its work covers materials science aspects of nuclear fuels. It advances multi-scale modelling and simulation together with experimental activities.
The EGFM addresses all fuel types, both fuel materials currently deployed in the nuclear fleet and envisaged for future fission reactors, as well as advanced fuels, such as oxide, metallic, nitride, carbide, silicide, composite fuels, and relevant cladding issues.
The EGFM aims to
|Chair||David GODDARD (United Kingdom)|
|Vice-Chair||Michel FREYSS (France)|
|Members||All NEA member countries|
|Full participant||European Commission (under the NEA Statute)|
Observer (international organisation)
|International Atomic Energy Agency (by agreement)|
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The main mission of the Working Group on Fuel Safety (WGFS) is to advance the current understanding and address cross-cutting issues related to fuel behaviour in accident conditions, including work on associated aspects of thermal-hydraulics, oxidation, chemistry, mechanical behaviour and reactor physics.
Under the guidance of the Nuclear Science Committee (NSC), the Working Party on Materials Science Issues in Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials (WPFM) addresses materials science aspects of nuclear fuel, cladding and structural materials, including supporting development and selection of innovative and advanced materials solutions.
Under the guidance of the Working Party on Scientific Issues of Advanced Fuel Cycles (WPFC), the Expert Group on Innovative Fuel Elements (EGIFE) conducts joint and comparative studies to identify technical issues and support the development of innovative fuels that can be implemented in advanced nuclear fuel cycles.