Keywords: fast reactors, nuclear knowledge management, knowledge preservation, nuclear reactors, nuclear energy, nuclear power, taxonomy
Fast reactor knowledge inventory
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) took an initiative to coordinate the preservation of knowledge in the area of Fast Reactors (FRs). In the framework of this initiative, the IAEA intends to create an international inventory of information on FRs through an integrated Fast Reactor Knowledge Organisation System (FR-KOS) established and maintained by the IAEA. FR-KOS is based on the taxonomy intended to guide experts and will help research and development, educational and industrial organisations facilitate the process of FR knowledge mining. The FR taxonomy and the basic requirements for FR-KOS are defined. This paper covers the IAEA approach, as well as a description of the taxonomy and basic principles of FR-KOS.