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Title: VVER-1000 thermal-hydraulic transients modeled with the RELAP5/MOD3.2 code

Abstract

A wide range of thermal-hydraulic transients has been modeled with the RELAP5/MOD3.2 code for the Balakovo-4 plant, a VVER-1000 V320 plant located in Russia. The detailed RELAP5 model has been prepared by the Kurchatov Institute of Moscow, Russia, and modified at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Results of some of these transients include a comparison of RELAP5 results with data from two operational transients performed at the Kozloduy-5 plant and also at a VVER-1000 V320 located in Bulgaria. The reactors of the Balakovo and the Kozloduy plants are of similar design, both rated at 3000 MW(thermal), 1000 MW(electric). A detailed RELAP5 model of the Balakovo-4 plant, a VVER-1000, has been employed to simulate a wide variety of thermal-hydraulic transients. Some of the transients have been compared to data measured at operational transients at the Kozloduy plant, a similar VVER-1000 plant, showing good agreement. These transients have been employed to validate the RELAP5 model.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  3. Kurchatov RRC, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
678148
Report Number(s):
CONF-990605-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 99:009133
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80; Conference: 1999 annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Boston, MA (United States), 6-10 Jun 1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; TRANSIENTS; HYDRAULICS; HEAT TRANSFER; R CODES; KOZLODUY-5 REACTOR; WWER-5 REACTOR; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; BALAKOVO-1 REACTOR; BALAKOVO-2 REACTOR

Citation Formats

Carbajo, J.J., Yoder, G.L., Pointer, D., and Ivanov, V. VVER-1000 thermal-hydraulic transients modeled with the RELAP5/MOD3.2 code. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Carbajo, J.J., Yoder, G.L., Pointer, D., & Ivanov, V. VVER-1000 thermal-hydraulic transients modeled with the RELAP5/MOD3.2 code. United States.
Carbajo, J.J., Yoder, G.L., Pointer, D., and Ivanov, V. Wed . "VVER-1000 thermal-hydraulic transients modeled with the RELAP5/MOD3.2 code". United States.
@article{osti_678148,
title = {VVER-1000 thermal-hydraulic transients modeled with the RELAP5/MOD3.2 code},
author = {Carbajo, J.J. and Yoder, G.L. and Pointer, D. and Ivanov, V.},
abstractNote = {A wide range of thermal-hydraulic transients has been modeled with the RELAP5/MOD3.2 code for the Balakovo-4 plant, a VVER-1000 V320 plant located in Russia. The detailed RELAP5 model has been prepared by the Kurchatov Institute of Moscow, Russia, and modified at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Results of some of these transients include a comparison of RELAP5 results with data from two operational transients performed at the Kozloduy-5 plant and also at a VVER-1000 V320 located in Bulgaria. The reactors of the Balakovo and the Kozloduy plants are of similar design, both rated at 3000 MW(thermal), 1000 MW(electric). A detailed RELAP5 model of the Balakovo-4 plant, a VVER-1000, has been employed to simulate a wide variety of thermal-hydraulic transients. Some of the transients have been compared to data measured at operational transients at the Kozloduy plant, a similar VVER-1000 plant, showing good agreement. These transients have been employed to validate the RELAP5 model.},
doi = {},
journal = {Transactions of the American Nuclear Society},
number = ,
volume = 80,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}