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Title: Computer Capability to Substantiate DOE-HDBK-3010 Data.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), Office of Nuclear Safety (HS-30)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the 2015 ANS Annual Meeting held June 7-11, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A..
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United States

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Louie, David, Brown, Alexander, and Restrepo, Louis. Computer Capability to Substantiate DOE-HDBK-3010 Data.. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Louie, David, Brown, Alexander, & Restrepo, Louis. Computer Capability to Substantiate DOE-HDBK-3010 Data.. United States.
Louie, David, Brown, Alexander, and Restrepo, Louis. 2015. "Computer Capability to Substantiate DOE-HDBK-3010 Data.". United States. doi:.
title = {Computer Capability to Substantiate DOE-HDBK-3010 Data.},
author = {Louie, David and Brown, Alexander and Restrepo, Louis},
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  • Safety basis analysts throughout the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex rely heavily on the information provided in the DOE Hand book, DOE-HDBK-3010, Airborne Release Fractions/Rates and Resp irable Fractions for Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities , to determine source terms. In calcula ting source terms, analysts tend to use the DOE Handbook's bounding values on airbor ne release fractions (ARFs) and respirable fractions (RFs) for various cat egories of insults (representing potential accident release categories). This is typica lly due to both time constraints and the avoidance of regulatory critique. Unfort unately, these bounding ARFs/RFs represent extremely conservative values. Moreover, thmore » ey were derived from very limited small- scale table-top and bench/labo ratory experiments and/or fr om engineered judgment. Thus the basis for the data may not be re presentative to the actual unique accident conditions and configura tions being evaluated. The goal of this res earch is to develop a more ac curate method to identify bounding values for the DOE Handbook using the st ate-of-art multi-physics-based high performance computer codes. This enable s us to better understand the fundamental physics and phenomena associated with the ty pes of accidents for the data described in it. This research has examined two of the DOE Handbook's liquid fire experiments to substantiate the airborne release frac tion data. We found th at additional physical phenomena (i.e., resuspension) need to be included to derive bounding values. For the specific cases of solid powder under pre ssurized condition and mechanical insult conditions the codes demonstrated that we can simulate the phenomena. This work thus provides a low-cost method to establis h physics-justified sa fety bounds by taking into account specific geometri es and conditions that may not have been previously measured and/or are too costly to do so.« less