Project FORTE Phase 1

Phase 1 was completed in 2019 and identified areas of Thermal Hydraulics research and development in the UK through the following programme.

All published deliverables from this work are available to download using the document picture links below or visit the publications site for all exportable documents

This work identified and reviewed the user requirements that should drive development of the UK thermal hydraulics capability.

A wide range of reactor developers, academic institutions, service providers and the UK regulatory body covering a diversity of reactor types and development aspirations were approached to provide feedback and input.

These user requirements were used to develop the specification documents for the test facility and model development.

pdf cover for user requirements report

Phase 1 identified what thermal hydraulic facilities and modelling capability is required by the end users/developers to improve the efficiency and reliability of nuclear power plants now and in the future.

Reduce Cost

Improving performance, reliability and confidence.

Share Knowledge

Bringing together the UK thermal hydraulics community.

Skills Development

Developing UK capability in advanced nuclear technologies.


A consortium linking academia, industry and government, including international partners.

Application Led

End-user engagement to ensure research relevance.

Integrated Capability

Integrated modelling and facility specification for UK nuclear thermal hydraulics development.
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