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Title: A FREQUENCY RESPONSE APPROACH TO MODEL VALIDATION FOR THE COMPACT INTEGRAL EFFECTS TEST FACILITY IN TRANSFORM

Abstract

One of the key challenges to licensing new reactor designs is validating the integral transient response models of a novel system. This work used a frequency response approach for model validation of the Compact Integral Effects Test (CIET) facility at the University of California, Berkeley. This facility was built as a scaled integral effects test for verifying transient modeling tools for fluoride-salt-cooled hightemperature reactors using Dowtherm A as a simulant fluid for molten salt. The dynamic system model of CIET was created using the Modelica-based TRANSFORM tool developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Analysis of the model’s performance as compared with experimental results indicates good agreement under both steady-state and transient conditions. This paper describes the Modelica model creation process using TRANSFORM and the modeling assumptions and methods for matching dynamic behavior with frequency response data. Results, analysis, and a discussion of future work are also presented.

Authors:
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  1. University of California, Berkeley
  2. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1570910
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-18) - Portland, Oregon, United States of America - 8/18/2019 8:00:00 AM-8/23/2019 8:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

De wet, Dane, Peterson, Per F., and Greenwood, Michael Scott. A FREQUENCY RESPONSE APPROACH TO MODEL VALIDATION FOR THE COMPACT INTEGRAL EFFECTS TEST FACILITY IN TRANSFORM. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
De wet, Dane, Peterson, Per F., & Greenwood, Michael Scott. A FREQUENCY RESPONSE APPROACH TO MODEL VALIDATION FOR THE COMPACT INTEGRAL EFFECTS TEST FACILITY IN TRANSFORM. United States.
De wet, Dane, Peterson, Per F., and Greenwood, Michael Scott. Thu . "A FREQUENCY RESPONSE APPROACH TO MODEL VALIDATION FOR THE COMPACT INTEGRAL EFFECTS TEST FACILITY IN TRANSFORM". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1570910.
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author = {De wet, Dane and Peterson, Per F. and Greenwood, Michael Scott},
abstractNote = {One of the key challenges to licensing new reactor designs is validating the integral transient response models of a novel system. This work used a frequency response approach for model validation of the Compact Integral Effects Test (CIET) facility at the University of California, Berkeley. This facility was built as a scaled integral effects test for verifying transient modeling tools for fluoride-salt-cooled hightemperature reactors using Dowtherm A as a simulant fluid for molten salt. The dynamic system model of CIET was created using the Modelica-based TRANSFORM tool developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Analysis of the model’s performance as compared with experimental results indicates good agreement under both steady-state and transient conditions. This paper describes the Modelica model creation process using TRANSFORM and the modeling assumptions and methods for matching dynamic behavior with frequency response data. Results, analysis, and a discussion of future work are also presented.},
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