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Title: TRACE/PARCS Core Modeling of a BWR/5 for Accident Analysis of ATWS Events

The TRACE/PARCS computational package [1, 2] isdesigned to be applicable to the analysis of light water reactor operational transients and accidents where the coupling between the neutron kinetics (PARCS) and the thermal-hydraulics and thermal-mechanics (TRACE) is important. TRACE/PARCS has been assessed for itsapplicability to anticipated transients without scram(ATWS) [3]. The challenge, addressed in this study, is to develop a sufficiently rigorous input model that would be acceptable for use in ATWS analysis. Two types of ATWS events were of interest, a turbine trip and a closure of main steam isolation valves (MSIVs). In the first type, initiated by turbine trip, the concern is that the core will become unstable and large power oscillations will occur. In the second type,initiated by MSIV closure,, the concern is the amount of energy being placed into containment and the resulting emergency depressurization. Two separate TRACE/PARCS models of a BWR/5 were developed to analyze these ATWS events at MELLLA+ (maximum extended load line limit plus)operating conditions. One model [4] was used for analysis of ATWS events leading to instability (ATWS-I);the other [5] for ATWS events leading to emergency depressurization (ATWS-ED). Both models included a large portion of the nuclear steam supply system and controls, andmore » a detailed core model, presented henceforth.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1108563
Report Number(s):
BNL--101128-2013-CP
R&D Project: 15451/15830; 401001060
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2013 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo; Washington, D.C; 20131110 through 20131114
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
Sponsoring Org:
AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING ATWS-ED; TRACE/PARCS; MATLAB; BWR/5