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Title: Comparison of L04, L05, and L07: three irradiated 7-pin bundle TUCOP tests. [LMFBR]

Abstract

Four transient-undercooling-driven overpower (TUCOP) tests on seven-pin bundles have been performed in the PFR/TREAT program. All were on full-length, bottom-plenum UK-design fuel. Three of them (tests L04, L05, and L07) tested sibling fuel elements having had the same preirradiation in PFR; one (L06) tested fresh fuel. The three tests on preirradiated fuel were designed to determine the differences in the motions of reactor-core materials that would result from the variation in power-to-flow mismatch conditions across the core of a commercial-size reactor during a hypothetical TUCOP accident. By initiating the overpower bursts at different fuel-coolant thermal-hydraulic states, the three tests yielded distinct differences in fuel and coolant response, providing a wide range of behavior useful in verifying accident models and codes.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA); UKAEA Atomic Energy Establishment, Winfrith
OSTI Identifier:
6339047
Report Number(s):
CONF-841105-3
ON: DE84014680
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Joint meeting of the American Nuclear Society and the Atomic Industrial Forum, Washington, DC, USA, 11 Nov 1984; Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; FUEL-COOLANT INTERACTIONS; TEST FACILITIES; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; TRANSIENT OVERPOWER ACCIDENTS; FLOW RATE; THERMAL STRESSES; FUEL ELEMENT FAILURE; REACTOR SAFETY; ACCIDENTS; BREEDER REACTORS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; REACTORS; SAFETY; STRESSES; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 210500 - Power Reactors, Breeding

Citation Formats

Wright, A E, Robinson, W R, Bauer, T H, Klickman, A E, Woods, W J, Cooper, A A, and Herbert, R. Comparison of L04, L05, and L07: three irradiated 7-pin bundle TUCOP tests. [LMFBR]. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Wright, A E, Robinson, W R, Bauer, T H, Klickman, A E, Woods, W J, Cooper, A A, & Herbert, R. Comparison of L04, L05, and L07: three irradiated 7-pin bundle TUCOP tests. [LMFBR]. United States.
Wright, A E, Robinson, W R, Bauer, T H, Klickman, A E, Woods, W J, Cooper, A A, and Herbert, R. Sun . "Comparison of L04, L05, and L07: three irradiated 7-pin bundle TUCOP tests. [LMFBR]". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6339047.
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title = {Comparison of L04, L05, and L07: three irradiated 7-pin bundle TUCOP tests. [LMFBR]},
author = {Wright, A E and Robinson, W R and Bauer, T H and Klickman, A E and Woods, W J and Cooper, A A and Herbert, R},
abstractNote = {Four transient-undercooling-driven overpower (TUCOP) tests on seven-pin bundles have been performed in the PFR/TREAT program. All were on full-length, bottom-plenum UK-design fuel. Three of them (tests L04, L05, and L07) tested sibling fuel elements having had the same preirradiation in PFR; one (L06) tested fresh fuel. The three tests on preirradiated fuel were designed to determine the differences in the motions of reactor-core materials that would result from the variation in power-to-flow mismatch conditions across the core of a commercial-size reactor during a hypothetical TUCOP accident. By initiating the overpower bursts at different fuel-coolant thermal-hydraulic states, the three tests yielded distinct differences in fuel and coolant response, providing a wide range of behavior useful in verifying accident models and codes.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6339047}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
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