We developed and continuously improve various simulation models supporting our assessment of technology and business options for science & technology applications. Our simulation models are supported by associated databases with technical, economic, regulatory and policy information parametrising the option space to be simulated. 

Our simulation models are licensed separately or are used within our consultancy assignments where our customers, whenever applicable, are trained in the use of these models ensuring continued support on their decisioneering.

Most of our models are based on a combination of specific detailed models simulating technical processes combined with system dynamics modeling englobing the technical-economic-political decisional space. As experienced system dynamics modelers, we customize or develop specific models depending on the decisional needs of our customers. 

DANESS, "Dynamic Analysis of Nuclear Energy System Strategies" is a simulation code for use by governments, utilities, investors, waste management and R&D-organisations and nuclear energy consultants in view of:

  • investigating options in nuclear energy systems deployment, e.g. comparison between reactor types and fuel cycle options;
  • performing technical-economic assessments of nuclear energy system options, e.g. investment analysis;
  • comparative analysis of nuclear fuel cycle and waste management options, e.g. interim storage or recycling of spent fuels;
  • investigating the impact of technology developments on the overall sustainability or performance of nuclear energy systems.

DANESS allows to assess time-varying nuclear energy systems in view of:

  • performing technical-economic analysis of time-varying nuclear energy systems being it on global, regional, country or utility level;
  • full detailed mass-flow analysis from uranium/thorium-mining up to ultimate waste disposal and this for multiple reactor types and fuel cycles in parallel with full detail on mass-flows and inventories in all fuel cycle steps;
  • detailed mass-flow analysis per fuel cycle facility, reactor and fuel type including primary and secondary waste flows;
  • optional flowsheet models per fuel cycle facility type;
  • capable of simulating one nuclear reactor over its entire life cycle up to a global time-varying nuclear reactor park including multiple reactor types and fuel cycles with cross-flow of fissile materials across the reactors and fuel cycles;
  • comparative assessment of intra-nuclear energy system options, e.g.:
    • comparison between nuclear reactor systems and their fuel cycle;
    • comparison of various nuclear fuel cycle options;
    • comparison of various ultimate waste management options;
    • fuel cycle optimisation with respect to a variety of objective functions;
    • performing cash-flow analysis and investment analysis on nuclear reactor and fuel cycle facilities;
    • multi-regional, multi-country and/or multi-utility simulations;
    • databases with validated reactor, fuel and fuel cycle facility characteristics;

DANESS goes hand-in-hand with the Nuclear-21.Net databases summarising the historic evolution of nuclear energy systems on global, regional, country or even utility or reactor-specific level and providing technical-economic parameters for the reactor, fuel and fuel cycle options today and for the future. 

More information is available on www.daness.net.