Fuel deformation analysis after irradiation

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Nuclear Fuel Department, Nuclear Division, Baden, Switzerland

Your responsibilities
Fuel elements deform during irradiation in the reactor. When loading / unloading fuel elements, this can cause serious damage to the fuel element structure. By analyzing the friction data between fuel elements during the loading / unloading process, we aim to determine, whether a certain fuel element has a relevant deformation. The expected outcome is an automated analysis of the friction data, ideally including a reliable criterion for fuel elements that are at risk.

Your profile

  • Interest for mechanical engineering problems
  • Data analysis tools like Python, Matlab, R or similar needed.

We offer
You will have the opportunity to work alongside nuclear experts and apply your academic and research background in real industrial applications. In this project you will have the opportunity to work in a hybrid mode from Axpo’s HQs in Baden. Depending on the outcome of the project, the internship could be extended.


Axpo Power AG offers 18 internship proposals for the Summer 2024.
Please, apply online using the following link by 21.02.2024
In your online application you can specify for which of Axpo’s projects you are interested in.
A selection day will follow at beginning of March at Axpo’s HQ.

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