building on previous research to better assess seismic risk
In response to the 2011 Fukushima accident, an immense research effort has been carried out over the last few years to improve the assessment of seismic hazard and its impact on nuclear structures and equipment. Nevertheless, further work is necessary to overcome the challenges faced in seismic risk assessments of nuclear power plants (NPP) and to maximise the impact of this research effort on nuclear engineering practice.
Today in Europe, there is a lack of consensus on best practices for the seismic safety assessment of nuclear power plants, and clear guidelines regarding uncertainty assessments and the interpretation of their results are needed.
The METIS project aims to respond to this need by consolidating previous findings and developing more sophisticated tools and methodologies to assess plant behavior under extreme conditions.