Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has announced a new £7.6m collaboration to harness world-improve the design and performance of nuclear power plants. Researchers at the University of Bristol, Manchester and Imperial College London will work with EDF to assess the condition of nuclear power stations. The project will focus on developing the key components needed for digital twins that can be used to assess the condition of components of energy generators such as nuclear power plants, and their need for maintenance or remedial work. This partnership, which includes working with nuclear industry supply chain organisations, will aim to develop the digital tools needed to simulate the behaviour of materials from their first use to the end of their life.
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