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Title: CIAE-ANL CRADA for SFR SAFETY ANALYSIS: Final CRADA Report

Abstract

The purpose of this project is joint verification and validation of system analysis code capabilities for Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) design and licensing. As the researchers and code developers at the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) independently build their own SFR system analysis capabilities, this collaboration facilitated exchange of information on, and evaluation of alternative approaches for, modeling the key phenomena (such as decay heat removal and natural circulation) and the safety-related components (such as pumps, heat exchangers, and outlet plenum) common in SFR systems. The analysis at ANL and CIAE also applied their respective computational capabilities and methods (in SAS4A/SASSYS-1 computer code at ANL and FR-Sdaso computer code at CIAE) on jointly identified benchmark problems for verification, and publicly available integral tests for validation, of their results. ANL team also shared the expertise on the established software quality assurance practices and the techniques for component reliability estimates to support probabilistic risk assessments.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE)
OSTI Identifier:
1574291
Report Number(s):
ANL/NSE-C2016-16178
155763
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Sofu, Tanju, Brunett, Acacia, Sumner, Tyler, Thomas, Justin, Fanning, Thomas, Hu, Rui, Kraus, Adam, Hua, Thanh, Grabaskas, David, and Bucknor, Matthew. CIAE-ANL CRADA for SFR SAFETY ANALYSIS: Final CRADA Report. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1574291.
Sofu, Tanju, Brunett, Acacia, Sumner, Tyler, Thomas, Justin, Fanning, Thomas, Hu, Rui, Kraus, Adam, Hua, Thanh, Grabaskas, David, & Bucknor, Matthew. CIAE-ANL CRADA for SFR SAFETY ANALYSIS: Final CRADA Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1574291.
Sofu, Tanju, Brunett, Acacia, Sumner, Tyler, Thomas, Justin, Fanning, Thomas, Hu, Rui, Kraus, Adam, Hua, Thanh, Grabaskas, David, and Bucknor, Matthew. Tue . "CIAE-ANL CRADA for SFR SAFETY ANALYSIS: Final CRADA Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1574291. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1574291.
@article{osti_1574291,
title = {CIAE-ANL CRADA for SFR SAFETY ANALYSIS: Final CRADA Report},
author = {Sofu, Tanju and Brunett, Acacia and Sumner, Tyler and Thomas, Justin and Fanning, Thomas and Hu, Rui and Kraus, Adam and Hua, Thanh and Grabaskas, David and Bucknor, Matthew},
abstractNote = {The purpose of this project is joint verification and validation of system analysis code capabilities for Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) design and licensing. As the researchers and code developers at the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) independently build their own SFR system analysis capabilities, this collaboration facilitated exchange of information on, and evaluation of alternative approaches for, modeling the key phenomena (such as decay heat removal and natural circulation) and the safety-related components (such as pumps, heat exchangers, and outlet plenum) common in SFR systems. The analysis at ANL and CIAE also applied their respective computational capabilities and methods (in SAS4A/SASSYS-1 computer code at ANL and FR-Sdaso computer code at CIAE) on jointly identified benchmark problems for verification, and publicly available integral tests for validation, of their results. ANL team also shared the expertise on the established software quality assurance practices and the techniques for component reliability estimates to support probabilistic risk assessments.},
doi = {10.2172/1574291},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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