Deadline: 17/04/2018 23:59 Brussels time

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Short description of activity:

The trainee position is available at the Nuclear Security Unit. The unit focus is on state of the art enabling research, the use of specific technology, development of instruments and methods, delivering technical services and training in the domain of nuclear safeguards, non-proliferation and nuclear security. In this way, the unit supports the verification of international treaties and agreements related to nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation.
The Nuclear Security Unit develops Sealing and Identification Techniques for nuclear safeguards, especially underwater and dry storage casks. In particular, the aim of this traineeship is the preliminary design of an ultrasonic system able to verify the integrity of a cask before installation of a sealing bolt.
The main part of the work concerns development of the ultrasonic part of this prototype, using simulation software available in the laboratory called CIVA, the trainee will define the best ultrasonic transducer and the geometry of the reader. The prototype will be tested on a mock up of dry storage cask. The trainee will be part of a small team of specialists and will be guided through the various aspects of the project. The planned contributions of the trainee are suitable for presentation as a thesis project at MSc level.

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