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Title: A transient overpower experiment in EBR-II

Abstract

The TOPI-IE test was a transient overpower test on irradiate mixed-oxide fuel pins in the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II). The test, the fifth in a series, was part of a cooperative program between the US Department of Energy and the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation of Japan to conduct operational transient testing on mixed-oxide fuel pins in the metal-fueled EBR-II. The principle objective of the TOPI-1E test was to assess breaching margins for irradiated mixed-oxide fuel pins over the Plant Protection System (PPS) thresholds during a slow, extended overpower transient. This paper describes the effect of the TOPI-1E experiment on reactor components and the impact of the experiment on the long-term operability of the reactor. The paper discusses the role that SASSYS played in the pre-test safety analysis of the experiment. The ability of SASSYS to model transient overpower events is detailed by comparisons of data from the experiment with computed reactor variables from a SASSYS post-test simulation of the experiment.

Authors:
; ;  [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
  2. Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corp., Tokyo (Japan)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10129533
Report Number(s):
ANL/RA/CP-80023; CONF-940402-8
ON: DE94007625; TRN: 94:008453
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International topical meeting on the safety of advanced reactors,Pittsburgh, PA (United States),18-20 Apr 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; FUEL PINS; TESTING; REACTOR COMPONENTS; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; EXCURSIONS; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; FAILURES; REACTOR SAFETY; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; S CODES; EBR-2 REACTOR; TRANSIENTS; 220900; 210500; 990200; POWER REACTORS, BREEDING; MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS

Citation Formats

Herzog, J.P., Tsai, H., Dean, E.M., Aoyama, T., and Yamamoto, K. A transient overpower experiment in EBR-II. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Herzog, J.P., Tsai, H., Dean, E.M., Aoyama, T., & Yamamoto, K. A transient overpower experiment in EBR-II. United States.
Herzog, J.P., Tsai, H., Dean, E.M., Aoyama, T., and Yamamoto, K. Tue . "A transient overpower experiment in EBR-II". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10129533.
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title = {A transient overpower experiment in EBR-II},
author = {Herzog, J.P. and Tsai, H. and Dean, E.M. and Aoyama, T. and Yamamoto, K.},
abstractNote = {The TOPI-IE test was a transient overpower test on irradiate mixed-oxide fuel pins in the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II). The test, the fifth in a series, was part of a cooperative program between the US Department of Energy and the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation of Japan to conduct operational transient testing on mixed-oxide fuel pins in the metal-fueled EBR-II. The principle objective of the TOPI-1E test was to assess breaching margins for irradiated mixed-oxide fuel pins over the Plant Protection System (PPS) thresholds during a slow, extended overpower transient. This paper describes the effect of the TOPI-1E experiment on reactor components and the impact of the experiment on the long-term operability of the reactor. The paper discusses the role that SASSYS played in the pre-test safety analysis of the experiment. The ability of SASSYS to model transient overpower events is detailed by comparisons of data from the experiment with computed reactor variables from a SASSYS post-test simulation of the experiment.},
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year = {1994},
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