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Range of Applications

ATHLET can be applied for the simulation of operational transients, design-base and beyond design base accidents without core damage in different types of light water reactors (PWR, BWR, VVER, RBMK). Current applications are related to
- increase of power and enrichment
- probabilistic safety analyses, core damage analyses
- periodic safety analyses
- boron dilution events
- reactivity initiated events (3D neutron kinetics)
- research reactors (e.g. FRM-2 in Garching)

Furthermore, ATHLET can be applied for advanced reactor designs (GEN IV) using liquid metals or helium as coolant.