Highlight: PERFORM 60
receives award

The PERFORM 60 project, coordinated by EDF R&D, has been rewarded as one of the « 12 Stars of Europe» for the year 2014. This award recognises the 12 most successful European research and innovation projects led by French teams and funded under the FP7 programme, within all fields.

This prize was presented to Dr Abderrahim (Abdou) Al Mazouzi, PERFORM 60 Project Coordinator and Senior Project Manager at EDF R&D, following the Horizon 2020 Forum held in Paris on 16 December, 2014 by the French Minister for Higher Education and Research, Geneviève Fioraso and Harlem Desir, French Secretary of State for European Affairs.


In nuclear power plants, materials undergo degradation due to severe irradiation conditions that may limit their operational life. Continuous progress in the physical understanding of the phenomena involved in irradiation damage and environmental effects, and continuous  

progress in computer sciences encroach the development of multiscale numerical tools able to simulate the materials behaviour in nuclear environment. The FP7 Collaborative Project PERFORM 60 was launched in 2009 to pursue the further improvement of the existing tools developed within the FP6 PERFECT project, for reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels and to initiate the development of similar multiscale modelling tools to simulate the combined effects of irradiation and corrosion on the RPV internals. To reach these objectives, 20 European organisations and universities involved in the nuclear  field are engaged to provide the computer tools and their integration in a user friendly platform with the main concern to produce expe-rimentally validated physical models to predict the lifetime of the components.