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WHAT IS GO-VIKING

As Nuclear Power Plants in Europe are ageing, extending their lifetime provides the time for a faster transition to a low-carbon energy system. Flow-Induced Vibration are one of the major causes of failure in main components of existing plants. Understanding and predicting Flow-Induced Vibration (FIV) phenomena in depth will assure safe operation of the existing plants in Long-term operation programs.

The GO-VIKING project aims to improve the safety of contemporary reactors and the design evaluation of new models, as well as, disseminate among nowadays and upcoming stakeholders, academics, and professionals in this field.

HOW WE CONTRIBUTE TO NUCLEAR SAFETY

The increased knowledge on flow-induced vibration phenomena together with the high-resolution numerical tools, that are improved and validated within the GO-VIKING project, are expected to contribute to the improvement of the design, operation, and safety of nuclear power plants, in particular through:
Improved plant operation and availability, Enhanced plant safety and reduced exposure, Accurate and efficient tools and methods, Increased structural integrity of key plant components, Community building and networking between academia and industry …

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OUR CONSORTIUM MEMBERS

The GO-VIKING consortium gathers expertise from research, industry and technical safety organisations (TSOs) to gather and improve good practices and develop accurate simulation methods that will support the prediction and evaluation of FIV by EU stakeholders, as well as their decision making on FIV countermeasures in the plants.

Our partners consist of top experts in the fields of nuclear safety and FIV phenomena from all over the world. Recognizing that active research is performed world-wide, the GO-VIKING project interfaces directly with eminent experts and institutions in the field. The involvement of the GO-VIKING partners in relevant related projects and research allows to directly utilize the most recent insights and results and make them available to EU stakeholders.

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