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Progress in fuel pin modelling in the USA

Abstract

In the USA, the focus for theoretical fuel pin modeling is the LIFE system. This system of codes, algorithms, criteria and analysis guidelines is intended to provide a common basis for communication amongst the development groups, a reference set of analysis guidelines for design, and eventually a consensus on the state-of-the-art for licensing. The technical objective is to predict the effect of design options on fuel pin performance limits, which include fuel temperature, pin deformation and cladding breach during normal operation and design basis transients. The mechanistic approach to modeling is taken in LIFE to the extent possible. That is, the approach is to describe the key phenomena in sufficient detail to provide a fundamental understanding of their synergistic effect on the fuel pin performance limits.
Authors:
Stephen, J D; Biancheria, A; Leibnitz, D; O'Reilly, B D; Liu, Y Y; Labar, M P; Gneiting, B C [1] 
  1. General Electric Company, Sunnyvale, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1979
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IWGFR-31
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAEA-IWGFR specialists' meeting on theoretical modelling of LMFBR fuel pin behaviour, Fontenay-aux-Roses (France), 28 May - 1 Jun 1979; Other Information: 5 refs, figs; PBD: Dec 1979; Related Information: In: Specialists' meeting on theoretical modelling of LMFBR fuel pin behaviour. Summary report, 183 pages.
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CLADDING; DEFORMATION; DESIGN BASIS ACCIDENTS; FUEL PINS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; SPECIFICATIONS; STEADY-STATE CONDITIONS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE
OSTI ID:
20243571
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, International Working Group on Fast Reactors, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA0200920016336
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 122-126
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Stephen, J D, Biancheria, A, Leibnitz, D, O'Reilly, B D, Liu, Y Y, Labar, M P, and Gneiting, B C. Progress in fuel pin modelling in the USA. IAEA: N. p., 1979. Web.
Stephen, J D, Biancheria, A, Leibnitz, D, O'Reilly, B D, Liu, Y Y, Labar, M P, & Gneiting, B C. Progress in fuel pin modelling in the USA. IAEA.
Stephen, J D, Biancheria, A, Leibnitz, D, O'Reilly, B D, Liu, Y Y, Labar, M P, and Gneiting, B C. 1979. "Progress in fuel pin modelling in the USA." IAEA.
@misc{etde_20243571,
title = {Progress in fuel pin modelling in the USA}
author = {Stephen, J D, Biancheria, A, Leibnitz, D, O'Reilly, B D, Liu, Y Y, Labar, M P, and Gneiting, B C}
abstractNote = {In the USA, the focus for theoretical fuel pin modeling is the LIFE system. This system of codes, algorithms, criteria and analysis guidelines is intended to provide a common basis for communication amongst the development groups, a reference set of analysis guidelines for design, and eventually a consensus on the state-of-the-art for licensing. The technical objective is to predict the effect of design options on fuel pin performance limits, which include fuel temperature, pin deformation and cladding breach during normal operation and design basis transients. The mechanistic approach to modeling is taken in LIFE to the extent possible. That is, the approach is to describe the key phenomena in sufficient detail to provide a fundamental understanding of their synergistic effect on the fuel pin performance limits.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1979}
month = {Dec}
}