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Title: Evaluation of the Use of Existing RELAP5-3D Models to Represent the Actinide Burner Test Reactor

Abstract

The RELAP5-3D code is being considered as a thermal-hydraulic system code to support the development of the sodium-cooled Actinide Burner Test Reactor as part of Global Nuclear Energy Partnership. An evaluation was performed to determine whether the control system could be used to simulate the effects of non-convective mechanisms of heat transport in the fluid that are not currently represented with internal code models, including axial and radial heat conduction in the fluid and subchannel mixing. The evaluation also determined the relative importance of axial and radial heat conduction and fluid mixing on peak cladding temperature for a wide range of steady conditions and during a representative loss-of-flow transient. The evaluation was performed using a RELAP5-3D model of a subassembly in the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II, which was used as a surrogate for the Actinide Burner Test Reactor. An evaluation was also performed to determine if the existing centrifugal pump model could be used to simulate the performance of electromagnetic pumps.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
911901
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-07-12228
TRN: US0800202
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 - SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS, 22 - GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; ACTINIDES; BURNERS; CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ELECTROMAGNETIC PUMPS; EVALUATION; LOSS OF FLOW; NUCLEAR ENERGY; PERFORMANCE; TEST REACTORS; TRANSPORT; ABTR; Electromagnetic pumps; Heat conduction; Mixing; RELAP5-3D; Sodium

Citation Formats

C. B. Davis. Evaluation of the Use of Existing RELAP5-3D Models to Represent the Actinide Burner Test Reactor. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/911901.
C. B. Davis. Evaluation of the Use of Existing RELAP5-3D Models to Represent the Actinide Burner Test Reactor. United States. doi:10.2172/911901.
C. B. Davis. Thu . "Evaluation of the Use of Existing RELAP5-3D Models to Represent the Actinide Burner Test Reactor". United States. doi:10.2172/911901. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911901.
@article{osti_911901,
title = {Evaluation of the Use of Existing RELAP5-3D Models to Represent the Actinide Burner Test Reactor},
author = {C. B. Davis},
abstractNote = {The RELAP5-3D code is being considered as a thermal-hydraulic system code to support the development of the sodium-cooled Actinide Burner Test Reactor as part of Global Nuclear Energy Partnership. An evaluation was performed to determine whether the control system could be used to simulate the effects of non-convective mechanisms of heat transport in the fluid that are not currently represented with internal code models, including axial and radial heat conduction in the fluid and subchannel mixing. The evaluation also determined the relative importance of axial and radial heat conduction and fluid mixing on peak cladding temperature for a wide range of steady conditions and during a representative loss-of-flow transient. The evaluation was performed using a RELAP5-3D model of a subassembly in the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II, which was used as a surrogate for the Actinide Burner Test Reactor. An evaluation was also performed to determine if the existing centrifugal pump model could be used to simulate the performance of electromagnetic pumps.},
doi = {10.2172/911901},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}

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