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From 19th to 21st of March 2019 two of our coworkers attended the final SESAME meeting and workshop of the Euratom program Horizon 2020. The theme of the SESAME project was the nuclear reactors thermohydraulics cooled with liquid metals.

The workshop was attended by nearly 80 researchers who presented around 50 papers within two and a half days. At the workshop, Jure Oder presented the contribution of JSI-R4 to the project: a direct numerical simulation of the flow of liquid metal in a channel with a step. The presentation included also the work of other partners who participated in this topic: the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with the experiment, and the NRG, Petten with additional simulations.

The key results of the project are published in a book titled "Thermal Hydraulics Aspects of Liquid Metal Cooled Nuclear Reactors", published in December 2018. The studies are presented in detail in the doctoral dissertation of J. Oder. At the workshop, 3 other papers were presented, with the participation of IJS-R4 associates: J. Oder, I. Tiselj and B. Miku┼ż.

The participants of the workshop concluded the meeting with the hope that the project will contribute to the successful realization of any of the planned reactors to be cooled by liquid lead, a mixture of lead and bismuth, or sodium.
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