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Title: Preliminary Analysis of a Light Water Ingress Accident for the French High Flux Reactor

Abstract

The consequences of a light water ingress accident scenario have been analyzed for the French High Flux Reactor, an heavy-water cooled, moderated and reflected reactor. It is found that the use of safety analysis code such as RELAP or CATHARE are required and neutronic tool alone cannot provide an accurate description of all phenomena involved. It is also found that even a loose coupling between neutronic and safety analysis code can be implemented and used to analyze the accident scenario considered. As a result, despite the substantial reactivity increase induced by the ingress of light water in the core, it is concluded that the RHF reactor would remain safe (peak cladding temperature well below melting temperature) in any conditions considered and at any time.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20). Office of Material Management and Minimization (M3)
OSTI Identifier:
1468576
Report Number(s):
ANL/RTR/TM-17/15
143453; TRN: US1902568
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Licht, Jeremy, and Bergeron, Aurelien. Preliminary Analysis of a Light Water Ingress Accident for the French High Flux Reactor. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1468576.
Licht, Jeremy, & Bergeron, Aurelien. Preliminary Analysis of a Light Water Ingress Accident for the French High Flux Reactor. United States. doi:10.2172/1468576.
Licht, Jeremy, and Bergeron, Aurelien. Fri . "Preliminary Analysis of a Light Water Ingress Accident for the French High Flux Reactor". United States. doi:10.2172/1468576. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1468576.
@article{osti_1468576,
title = {Preliminary Analysis of a Light Water Ingress Accident for the French High Flux Reactor},
author = {Licht, Jeremy and Bergeron, Aurelien},
abstractNote = {The consequences of a light water ingress accident scenario have been analyzed for the French High Flux Reactor, an heavy-water cooled, moderated and reflected reactor. It is found that the use of safety analysis code such as RELAP or CATHARE are required and neutronic tool alone cannot provide an accurate description of all phenomena involved. It is also found that even a loose coupling between neutronic and safety analysis code can be implemented and used to analyze the accident scenario considered. As a result, despite the substantial reactivity increase induced by the ingress of light water in the core, it is concluded that the RHF reactor would remain safe (peak cladding temperature well below melting temperature) in any conditions considered and at any time.},
doi = {10.2172/1468576},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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