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 Structural Materials (EGSM) has been established in 2023 and its work covers materials science aspects of structural materials. The EGSM is tasked to conduct joint and comparative studies to:
The EGSM aims to develop/evaluate experimental methods and data assessment and preservation, together with the advancement of multi-scale modelling and simulation, with a focus on their mutual support to progress validated predictive methodologies for assessment and/or design purposes.
The structural materials that are considered under the scope of the EGSM may comprise, but are not limited to:
The EGSM develops and maintains international co-operation between member countries on a range of scientific and engineering subjects, such as:
|Chair||Fanny BALBAUD (France)|
|Vice-Chairs||Céline CABET (France), Lorenzo MALERBA (Spain)|
|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 Integrity and Ageing of Components and Structures (WGIAGE) is to advance the current understanding of the relevant aspects related with ensuring the integrity of components, systems and structures (SSC), and to propose general principles on the optimal ways of dealing with respective challenges facing operating and new nuclear power plants as well as other nuclear facilities, and to make use of an integrated approach to design safety and plant life management.
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.