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TRANSURANUS: A fuel rod analysis code ready for use

Abstract

The basic concepts of fuel rod performance codes are discussed. The TRANSURANUS code developed at the Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (GE) is presented. It is a quasi two-dimensional (1{sub 1/2}-D) code designed for treatment of a whole fuel rod for any type of reactor and any situation. The fuel rods found in the majority of test- or power reactors can be analyzed for very different situations (normal, off-normal and accidental). The time scale of the problems to be treated may range from milliseconds to years. The TRANSURANUS code consists of a clearly defined mechanical/mathematical framework into which physical models can easily be incorporated. This framework has been extensively tested and the programming very clearly reflects this structure. The code is well structured and easy to understand. It has a comprehensive material data bank for different fuels, claddings, coolants and their properties. The code can be employed in a deterministic and a statistical version. It is written in standard FORTRAN 77. The code system includes: 2 preprocessor programs (MAKROH and AXORDER) for setting up new data cases; the post-processor URPLOT for plotting all important quantities as a function of the radius, the axial coordinate or the time; the post-processor URSTART  More>>
Authors:
Lassmann, K; O`Carroll, C; Van de Laar, J; [1]  Ott, C [2] 
  1. Commission of the European Communities, Karlsruhe (Germany). European Inst. for Transuranium Elements
  2. Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1994
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-BG-0012; CONF-9409463-
Reference Number:
SCA: 990200; 220300; PA: AIX-28:031692; EDB-97:059262; SN: 97001765766
Resource Relation:
Conference: International seminar on WWER reactor fuel performance, modelling and experimental support, Varna (Bulgaria), 7-11 Sep 1994; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of WWER reactor fuel performance, modelling and experimental support. Proceedings; Stefanova, S.; Chantoin, P.; Kolev, I. [eds.]; PB: 272 p.
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; 22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; T CODES; FUEL RODS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; FINITE DIFFERENCE METHOD; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; FORTRAN; PERFORMANCE; TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION; THERMAL ANALYSIS; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; VERIFICATION
OSTI ID:
456135
Research Organizations:
Bylgarska Akademiya na Naukite, Sofia (Bulgaria). Inst. za Yadrena Izsledvaniya i Yadrena Energetika
Country of Origin:
Bulgaria
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97620150; TRN: BG9600363031692
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97620150
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 95-101
Announcement Date:
Apr 21, 1997

Citation Formats

Lassmann, K, O`Carroll, C, Van de Laar, J, and Ott, C. TRANSURANUS: A fuel rod analysis code ready for use. Bulgaria: N. p., 1994. Web.
Lassmann, K, O`Carroll, C, Van de Laar, J, & Ott, C. TRANSURANUS: A fuel rod analysis code ready for use. Bulgaria.
Lassmann, K, O`Carroll, C, Van de Laar, J, and Ott, C. 1994. "TRANSURANUS: A fuel rod analysis code ready for use." Bulgaria.
@misc{etde_456135,
title = {TRANSURANUS: A fuel rod analysis code ready for use}
author = {Lassmann, K, O`Carroll, C, Van de Laar, J, and Ott, C}
abstractNote = {The basic concepts of fuel rod performance codes are discussed. The TRANSURANUS code developed at the Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (GE) is presented. It is a quasi two-dimensional (1{sub 1/2}-D) code designed for treatment of a whole fuel rod for any type of reactor and any situation. The fuel rods found in the majority of test- or power reactors can be analyzed for very different situations (normal, off-normal and accidental). The time scale of the problems to be treated may range from milliseconds to years. The TRANSURANUS code consists of a clearly defined mechanical/mathematical framework into which physical models can easily be incorporated. This framework has been extensively tested and the programming very clearly reflects this structure. The code is well structured and easy to understand. It has a comprehensive material data bank for different fuels, claddings, coolants and their properties. The code can be employed in a deterministic and a statistical version. It is written in standard FORTRAN 77. The code system includes: 2 preprocessor programs (MAKROH and AXORDER) for setting up new data cases; the post-processor URPLOT for plotting all important quantities as a function of the radius, the axial coordinate or the time; the post-processor URSTART evaluating statistical analyses. The TRANSURANUS code exhibits short running times. A new WINDOWS-based interactive interface is under development. The code is now in use in various European institutions and is available to all interested parties. 7 figs., 15 refs.}
place = {Bulgaria}
year = {1994}
month = {Dec}
}