EURAD Training course on the state-of-the- art of container corrosion phenomena under disposal conditions

April 26 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

WP15 - ConCorD 


This training course aims to provide an overview of the evolution of the environmental conditions focused on the near-field and their impact on corrosion behavior with a focus on irradiated-accelerated corrosion, microbial activity and degradation during nearfield transients. Furthermore, a detailed overview of novel technological concepts for container materials is provided. The final part of the course gives a theoretical and practical overview of prediction tools for assessment of long-time barrier integrity and the integration of corrosion phenomena in performance assessments.


The participants should have basic knowledge on RWM, in particular radioactive waste disposal


Upon completion of this training course, participants should be able to:

- Understand the function of the waste container in the disposal of HLW/SF

- Identify the different transient process in the near field environment

- Comprehend the effect of transient processes on the corrosion behavior of waste containers

- Understand the advantages & disadvantages of the use of ceramic/metallic materials in nuclear waste disposal

- Identify the current knowledge gaps of the use of ceramic/metallic materials in nuclear waste disposal

- Identify principles, advantages & disadvantages of different modelling approaches for several corrosion processes

- Understand how corrosion processes can be integrated in performance assessments (PA)

- Familiarise themselves with basic modelling tools