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.