The NUC engages in collaborative research strengthening the portfolios of INL and the universities while furthering the nation's strategic nuclear energy objectives. NUC members work closely with INL project personnel to further the goals of high-priority INL projects. Each project is led by an INL project lead or researcher that collaborates with researchers from one or more of the partner universities. This teaming fosters project-related collaboration across the five NUC universities to bring to bear the collective experience, capabilities and wisdom of these institutions to solve problems and improve performance in the identified projects.
NUC focuses on two high-priority projects
Modeling, Co-Simulation and Optimization of Dynamic Energy Systems (Hybrid Energy Systems Design)
Multi-scale, Multi-physics Modeling (MOOSE, RATTLESNAKE, BADGER, MAMMOTH, RAVEN, etc.) – Model Development and Validation