Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne licenses SAS4A/SASSYS-1 advanced reactor safety analysis code to TerraPower

August 13, 2012

UChicago Argonne, LLC and TerraPower have reached a license agreement for the SAS4A/SASSYS-1 safety analysis code system. SAS4A/SASSYS-1 Version 5.0 is the culmination of decades of research and development by Argonne in advanced reactor safety modeling.

TerraPower aims to develop a "sustainable and economic nuclear energy system," and SAS4A/SASSYS-1 is a key component in evaluating the safety performance of their evolving designs.

 SAS4A/SASSYS-1 plays a role in several international collaborations on reactor safety, and is also maintained and developed to evaluate safety performance of conceptual design options under DOE's Advanced Reactor Concepts Program.