The DISTINCTIVE university consortium: structural integrity

Rebecca Lunn, Andrea Hamilton, Matteo Pedrotti, Pieter Bots, Christopher Wong, Grainne El Mountassir, Joanna Renshaw, Riccardo Maddalena, Cheng Zhao, Li Sun, Rustam Stolkin, Michael Fairweather, Lois Tovey, Colin Boxall, Joseph Hriljac, Neil Hyatt, Nikolas Kaltsoyannis, William Lee, David Read, Thomas Scott

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) sponsored DISTINCTIVE consortium (Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage Solutions for Nuclear Waste Inventories) is developing technologies for civil infrastructure repair, in-situ subsurface waste immobilisation, and groundwater protection during construction and decommissioning. The consortium has contributed to the development of skilled cross-disciplinary civil engineers and scientists, that have the knowledge and experience required to develop engineering solutions tailored for application within radiologically contaminated sites. The Structural Integrity Theme focuses on challenges ranging from site-scale infrastructure preservation and restoration, through injectable ground barriers for risk mitigation, to the remote characterisation and handling of individual waste packages. The main aim of the theme is to develop novel engineering solutions, tailored for use on radiologically contaminated sites, for: ground protection; infrastructure characterisation; concrete restoration and waste characterisation. Technologies should minimise current, and future, radiation exposure of the workforce whilst providing economically viable engineering solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication44th Annual Waste Management Conference (WM2018)
Subtitle of host publicationNuclear and Industrial Robotics, Remote Systems and Other Emerging Technology
Place of PublicationTempe, Arizona
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2018
Event44th Annual Waste Management Conference - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 18 Mar 201822 Mar 2018


Conference44th Annual Waste Management Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • DISTINCTIVE consortium
  • site-scale infrastructure
  • preservation
  • restoration
  • injectable ground barriers


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