NSERC and UNENE sponsored Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grants

Industry funds from our Sponsors are matched by NSERC for the creation of Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) in support of research and development. The CRDs are targeted research grants.

For administrative matters relating to the research chairs, grants and committees, see the CRD Admin Area.

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Recently Awarded CRDs

CRD Title
CRD Holder
Research
Summary Report
Admin Documentation
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SCC of Ni-Fe Alloys and IASCC of Stainless Steels: Evaluation using Micro-mechanical Testing Techniques
Queen's University
   
Evaluation of the Effect of Ion Exchange Resin on Feeder Integrity
(2018.09.11 – 2021.09.10)
University of New Brunswick
 
Pulsed Eddy Current For Rapid Scanning Of Insulated Steel In Candu® Reactors
(2019.06.03 – 2022.06.02)
Royal Military College
 
Investigation of Irradiated Spacer Materials (X750 and Zr-Nb-Cu) ​
(2019.05.01 – 2022.04.30)
Queen's University
 

Ongoing CRDs

CRD Title
CRD Holder
Research
Summary Report
Admin Documentation
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Decommissioning CRD
Towards an optimum membrane and membrane assembly for the filtration of heavy water containing tritiated heavy water
(2017.12.01 – 2020.11.30)

 

Queen's University
Dr. Mark Daymond
 
Decommissioning CRD
Waste Management and Radionuclide Monitoring
(2019.03.01 – 2021.02.28)
UOIT
Dr. Glenn Harvel
Dr. Ed Waller 
Dr. Tony Waker
 
Decommissioning CRD
Networked Drones for Concrete Structure, Environmental and Radiation Surveys
(2019.04.01 – 2020.03.31)
Univesity of Toronto
Angela Schoellig
 
Decommissioning CRD
Robotics and Automation for Optimal Characterization for Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning
(2017.01.01 – 2020.06.30)

 

University of Waterloo
Drs. Haas
Dr. Narasimhan
Dr. Cascante
Decommissioning CRD
Methodology development for volume reduction and safe storage and disposal of solid and liquid radioactive wastes and secondary wastes
(2018.04.01 – 2021.03.31)

 

Western University
Dr. Clara Wren
Dr. David Shoesmith
 
CFD Based Thermal-hydraulics Analysis of Corium Melt Pool Behavior and Coolability in Calandria Vessel
(2018.01.01 – 2021.12.31)
McMaster University

Radiolysis-induced Corrosion of Dissimilar Metal Welds 
(2015.04.01 – 2020.03.31)
Western University
 

Completed CRDs

CRD Title CRD Holder Research Summary  Report
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Investigation of the Dynamic Response of CANDU Fuel Bundle Due to Acoustic Pressure Pulsations in the HTS Piping System
(2016.07.01 – 2019.06.30)
UOIT
Thermodynamic Data and Models for Coolant and Moderator Chemistry Under CANDU Operating Conditions
University of Guelph
 
Study of The Effect of Helium, Irradiation, and Temperature on the Embrittlement of Inconel X-750 CANDU Garter Spring Spacers
(2014.12.23 – 2017.12.22)
Western University
 
Comprehensive Model of Eddy Current Based Pressure Tube to Calandria Tube Gap Measurement
(2014.07.01 – 2018.12.31)
Royal Military College
Aging of Inconel X-750 Spacer Material
(2013.06.01 – 2017.05.31)
Queen's University
Improved CANDU Core Homogenization and Benchmark Models
(2014.04.01 – 2018.03.31)
UOIT
Experimental and Computational Studies of Two-Phase Flows in Nuclear Reactor Systems
(2014.01.01 – 2017.12.31)
University of Ottawa
Seismic Risk Analysis and Design of Nuclear Power Plants
(2014.09.01 – 2017.12.31)
University of Waterloo
Predictive Models for D2 O Isotope Effects on Ionization and Metal Hydrolysis Under CANDU-6 Coolant Conditions
(2013.07.01 – 2016.06.30)
University of Guelph
Mechanical and Chemical Indicators for SCC in Alloy 800 Steam Generator Tubing
(2013.04.01 – 2016.03.31)
Western University
Molybdenum based Oxygen Sensors and Analysis for Intact and Defective Fuel Studies (2012.06.01 – 2018.11.30)
Royal Military College
 
Development of New Fuel Channel Inspection Tools for Increased Inspection Speed
(2012.02.01 – 2016.04.30)
UOIT
Advancement of Sensor Array Processing for Non-Destructive Testing in Nuclear Power Plants (2011.01.01 – 2015.12.31)
UOIT
Seismic Risk Analysis of Nuclear Plants (2011.01.01 – 2013.12.31)
University of Waterloo
Experimental and Computational Studies of Two-Phase Flows in Nuclear Reactor Systems (2010.09.01 – 2013.08.31)
University of Ottawa
Improved Understanding of Intersubchannel Thermal Mixing (2011.01.01 – 2013.12.31)
McMaster University
D2O Isotope Effects on Ionization, Transition Metal Hydrolysis and Solubility under CANDU-6 Coolant Conditions (2009-2012) University of Guelph
Dr. Peter Tremaine
Mechanical and Chemical Indicators for SCC in Alloy 800 SG Tubing Materials
* CRD closed effective 2012 and transferred to Shoesmith/Ramamurthy
Western University
Dr. Leo Lau
Delayed Hydride Cracking in Zirconium during Heat-up and at Low Temperature (2008 – 2011) Queen's University
Dr. M. Daymond
Micro-indentation studies of the local ductility of Zr-2.5Nb CANDU pressure tubes (2007 – 2011) Western University
Dr. Robert J. Klassen
 
Liquid film dryout and IBIF in CANDU fuel channels (2007-2010) University of Toronto
Masahiro Kawaji
Measurement of Near-Surface Residual Stress in CANDU Feeders Using Magnetic Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques (2005-2008) Queen's University
Lynann Clapham

D2O Isotope Effects on Hydrolysis and Ionization Equilibria in High Temperature Water (2005-2008) University of Guelph
Dr. Peter Tremaine
Improved Understanding of Inter-sub-channel Thermal Mixing (2005-2007) McMaster University
Dr. Marilyn Lightstone