Atomic Energy Research (AER) Activity



KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute has been the headquarters of the Atomic Energy Research (AER) international cooperation since its foundation in 1990. AER fixed its main goals as promotion of information exchange among VVER utility staffs, designers, research institutes and authorities; assist its member organizations to perform investigations and research to enhance the safety and economic operation of VVER type reactors. The participant institutions pay a nominal fee but their major contribution is through their participation in the joint work to solve problems of common interest. Two- or more sided cooperation is possible.


The work in the framework of AER is organized in working groups (WGs), where the participants are investigating a given problem. In 1998, the following working groups existed:

WG A: cross-section libraries and algorithms;

WG B: investigates questions of VVER core design (load follow operation, four year fuel cycle, design code testing)

WG C: Core Monitoring and Surveillance;

WG D: safety analysis;

WG E: radwaste, spent fuel and decommissioning.

Benchmark Committee: compile and publishes VVER related Benchmarks and Benchmark solutions, compiles AER Benchmark Book

AER organizes a Symposium every year where the participants present their contributions.

The Scientific Council meets once a year to set the main stream problems.