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Title: NSRD-15:Computational Capability to Substantiate DOE-HDBK-3010 Data

Abstract

Safety basis analysts throughout the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex rely heavily on the information provided in the DOE Handbook, DOE-HDBK-3010, Airborne Release Fractions/Rates and Respirable Fractions for Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities, to determine radionuclide source terms from postulated accident scenarios. In calculating source terms, analysts tend to use the DOE Handbook’s bounding values on airborne release fractions (ARFs) and respirable fractions (RFs) for various categories of insults (representing potential accident release categories). This is typically due to both time constraints and the avoidance of regulatory critique. Unfortunately, these bounding ARFs/RFs represent extremely conservative values. Moreover, they were derived from very limited small-scale bench/laboratory experiments and/or from engineered judgment. Thus, the basis for the data may not be representative of the actual unique accident conditions and configurations being evaluated. The goal of this research is to develop a more accurate and defensible method to determine bounding values for the DOE Handbook using state-of-art multi-physics-based computer codes.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); University of New Mexico,, Albuquerque, NM
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), Office of Nuclear Safety (HS-30)
OSTI Identifier:
1417872
Report Number(s):
SAND-2018-0436
659966
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Louie, David, Bignell, John, Dingreville, Remi Philippe Michel, O'Brien, Christopher John, Zepper, Ethan T., Busch, Robert D., and Skinner, Corey M. NSRD-15:Computational Capability to Substantiate DOE-HDBK-3010 Data. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1417872.
Louie, David, Bignell, John, Dingreville, Remi Philippe Michel, O'Brien, Christopher John, Zepper, Ethan T., Busch, Robert D., & Skinner, Corey M. NSRD-15:Computational Capability to Substantiate DOE-HDBK-3010 Data. United States. doi:10.2172/1417872.
Louie, David, Bignell, John, Dingreville, Remi Philippe Michel, O'Brien, Christopher John, Zepper, Ethan T., Busch, Robert D., and Skinner, Corey M. Mon . "NSRD-15:Computational Capability to Substantiate DOE-HDBK-3010 Data". United States. doi:10.2172/1417872. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1417872.
@article{osti_1417872,
title = {NSRD-15:Computational Capability to Substantiate DOE-HDBK-3010 Data},
author = {Louie, David and Bignell, John and Dingreville, Remi Philippe Michel and O'Brien, Christopher John and Zepper, Ethan T. and Busch, Robert D. and Skinner, Corey M.},
abstractNote = {Safety basis analysts throughout the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex rely heavily on the information provided in the DOE Handbook, DOE-HDBK-3010, Airborne Release Fractions/Rates and Respirable Fractions for Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities, to determine radionuclide source terms from postulated accident scenarios. In calculating source terms, analysts tend to use the DOE Handbook’s bounding values on airborne release fractions (ARFs) and respirable fractions (RFs) for various categories of insults (representing potential accident release categories). This is typically due to both time constraints and the avoidance of regulatory critique. Unfortunately, these bounding ARFs/RFs represent extremely conservative values. Moreover, they were derived from very limited small-scale bench/laboratory experiments and/or from engineered judgment. Thus, the basis for the data may not be representative of the actual unique accident conditions and configurations being evaluated. The goal of this research is to develop a more accurate and defensible method to determine bounding values for the DOE Handbook using state-of-art multi-physics-based computer codes.},
doi = {10.2172/1417872},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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