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Title: RELAP5-3D Code Validation for RBMK Phenomena

Abstract

The RELAP5-3D thermal-hydraulic code was assessed against Japanese Safety Experiment Loop (SEL) and Heat Transfer Loop (HTL) tests. These tests were chosen because the phenomena present are applicable to analyses of Russian RBMK reactor designs. The assessment cases included parallel channel flow fluctuation tests at reduced and normal water levels, a channel inlet pipe rupture test, and a high power, density wave oscillation test. The results showed that RELAP5-3D has the capability to adequately represent these RBMK-related phenomena.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
911482
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-99-00924
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 - GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; high density; high power; parallel channel flow; pipe rupture; RBMK reactor; RELAP5-3D; thermal-hydraulic; water levels

Citation Formats

Fisher, James Ebberly. RELAP5-3D Code Validation for RBMK Phenomena. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/911482.
Fisher, James Ebberly. RELAP5-3D Code Validation for RBMK Phenomena. United States. doi:10.2172/911482.
Fisher, James Ebberly. Wed . "RELAP5-3D Code Validation for RBMK Phenomena". United States. doi:10.2172/911482. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911482.
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author = {Fisher, James Ebberly},
abstractNote = {The RELAP5-3D thermal-hydraulic code was assessed against Japanese Safety Experiment Loop (SEL) and Heat Transfer Loop (HTL) tests. These tests were chosen because the phenomena present are applicable to analyses of Russian RBMK reactor designs. The assessment cases included parallel channel flow fluctuation tests at reduced and normal water levels, a channel inlet pipe rupture test, and a high power, density wave oscillation test. The results showed that RELAP5-3D has the capability to adequately represent these RBMK-related phenomena.},
doi = {10.2172/911482},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}

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