Dr. C.H.M. Broeders, retired from Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Institut für Reaktorsicherheit

Professional background:

Electrotechnical engineer (Ing) Higher Technological School St-Virgilius Breda, 1962, Electrotechnical engineer (Ir) Technological University of Eindhoven 1968 (link to Diploma work). , PhD in nuclear engineering (Dr) University of Karlsruhe 1992 (link to PhD work).

Member of FZK / INR since 1969, FZK/IRS since 2000.
Head of Section Neutron Physics and Reactor Dynamics (NR) of IRS February 2003-2007. Retirement March, 2007

Main areas of interest:
nuclear reactor physics, reactor code development and validation, nuclear data libraries, reactor design, reactor dynamics, spallation target physics., multi-physics codes.

Experience in the areas:
fast reactor physics, tight light water reactor physics and design, physics of high performance light water reactor with coolant at super-critical thermodynamic conditions, spent LWR-fuel analysis, long term waste treatment, dynamics of sub-critical systems, physics and design of accelerator driven sub-critical systems (ADS). Coupling of nuclear physics and thermodynamic reactor codes.

He is one of the key developers of the current UNIX workstation version of the modular code system for reactor physics calculations KAPROS, created at FZK in the past 35 years. The KAPROS subsystem KARBUS is well suited for nuclear fuel burnup analysis for a wide variety of reactor configurations. In the current version KAPROS-E a number of couplings with international stand-alone codes have been realized, e.g. for coupling of neutron physics, neutron kinetics and thermo hydraulic tasks. (more detailed information about KAPROS and its successor KANEXT)

He participated in the 4. EC framework program IABAT. He was involved in the 5. EC framework programs MUSE, HPLWR, PDS-XADS and MEGAPIE-TEST, as well as in the bilateral projects MEGAPIE and TRADE. He is involved in the 6. EC framework program Integrated Project EUROTRANS domains DESIGN, ECATS and NUDATRA

Since his first visits to Russia in 1996, he is actively supporting (some detailed information) the initial incentives of the International Scientific Technology Center ISTC in Moscow (

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Selected publications since 1996:

  • "Recent publications related to Nuclear Fuel Cycle"

  • "Documents prepared by students in the section"

  • "Documents related to Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship Project ACITADS"

  • "Documents related to TRADE Project"

  • "Documents related to reactor kinetics"

  • "Documents related to coupled thermohydraulic and neutron physics codes"

  • "Documents related to nuclear data evaluation"

  • "Information about planned ADS experiment in Dubna, Russia, in ISTC Project #2267, SAD".

  • "Burnup dependant power distributions in TRIGA fuel elements".

  • Paper presented at ICAPP'10, San Diego (2010)

  • Paper presented at ACCAPP'07, Pocatello (2007)

  • Papers presented at ND2007 2006, Nice (2007)

  • Papers presented at 9th. IEMPT 2006, Nimes (2006)

  • Papers presented at PHYSOR 2006, Vancouver (2006)

  • Papers presented at Reaktortagung 2006, Aachen (2006)

  • Paper presented at M & C Avignon 2005, Avignon (2005)

  • Papers presented at Reaktortagung 2005, Nuremberg (2005)

  • Papers presented at Reaktortagung 2004, Dusseldorf (2004)

  • Papers presented at PHYSOR 2004, Chicago (2004)

  • Paper presented at InWor P&T, Mol (2003)

  • Paper presented at ICAPP'03, Cordoba (2003)

  • Papers presented at ACCAPP'03, San Diego (2003)

  • Paper presented at Reaktortagung 2003, Berlin (2003)

  • Paper presented at Reaktortagung 2002, Stuttgart (2002)

  • Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Transport Theory, Imperial College, London 2001

  • Article in German on "Modern Strategies for Incineration of Plutonium in ATW January 2001

  • Paper and Viewcharts presented at IAEA TCM in Argonne 2000

  • NED Volume 202 2000

  • Neutron physics calculations for ADS targets, FZKA report 6507 2000

  • Modifications of the code SAS4A for simulation of ADS designs, FZKA report 6334 2000

  • Burnup dependant power distributions of large multi-beam ADS with Thorium based fuel

  • FZK contribution to 4. EC IABAT Programme

  • Contributions to Status Reports of Project NUKLEAR

  • Paper presented at OECD P&T meeting Mol 1998

  • Viewcharts presented at workshop in Trento 1997

  • Investigations related to the buildup of transurania in PWR, FZKA report 5784 1996,

  • Paper presented at NATO Workshop Moscow 1996

  • Papers presented at ICENES96 Obninsk 1996

  • Paper presented at NMTW96 Dubna 1996

  • "Entwicklungsarbeiten fuer die neutronenphysikalische Auslegung von Fortschrittlichen Druckwasserreaktoren (FDWR) mit kompakten Dreiecksgittern in hexagonalen Brennelemanten". Scanned version of PhD thesis 1992.

    and related paper in Kerntechnik Vol. 57 No.1 1992.

    Important publications from other resources related to ADS activities:

  • European Roadmap for Developing Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) for Nuclear Waste Incineration 2001

  • The MEGAPIE initiative 2001

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  • EUROTANS ECATS-SAD/YALINA-RACE (password needed)

  • ISTC CEG P&T (password needed)

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    Last update 12.06.2021 by C.H.M. Broeders.