2017 | AFC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 53 Figure 2. Specimen images of a FeCrAl coated rodlet after exposure to 320oC liquid water under both tension and compression before and after 40 days of testing (left), two rodlets exposed to 1200oC after 90 min (middle), two rods quench front after exposure to 1000oC (right). the NEAMS such as MOOSE/BISON (engineering scale fuel performance). For proper validation, existing experi- mental data will be utilized and new low-cost experimental data will be generated within this IRP. For verifica- tion, industry standard and licensing tools for neutronics, thermal hydraulics and fuel performance will be used for model development of conventional fuel and to provide cross-code checking ofATF performance.The newly devel- oped models will be evaluated at the core level under both steady state and transient conditions, including severe accidents, where time to failure of the fuel and core components is estimated. The project findings will advance the state-of-the-art tools for simulating the accident tolerance of current and innovative nuclear fuels.The project will play a strong role in the successful execution of Department of Energy (DOE’s) accident tolerant fuel program, which was started in response to the Fukushima accident. It will also improve selected safety analysis tools used by the nuclear regulatory commis- sion (NRC) by extending their ability to predict fuel failure during severe accident conditions.