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Title: Progress for the Industry Application External Hazard Analyses Early Demonstration

This report describes the current progress and status related to the Industry Application #2 focusing on External Hazards. For this industry application within the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) R&D Pathway, we will create the Risk-Informed Margin Management (RIMM) approach to represent meaningful (i.e., realistic facility representation) event scenarios and consequences by using an advanced 3D facility representation that will evaluate external hazards such as flooding and earthquakes in order to identify, model and analyze the appropriate physics that needs to be included to determine plant vulnerabilities related to external events; manage the communication and interactions between different physics modeling and analysis technologies; and develop the computational infrastructure through tools related to plant representation, scenario depiction, and physics prediction. One of the unique aspects of the RISMC approach is how it couples probabilistic approaches (the scenario) with mechanistic phenomena representation (the physics) through simulation. This simulation-based modeling allows decision makers to focus on a variety of safety, performance, or economic metrics. In this report, we describe the evaluation of various physics toolkits related to flooding representation. Ultimately, we will be coupling the flooding representation with other events such as earthquakes in order to providemore » coupled physics analysis for scenarios where interactions exist.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  2. Idaho State Univ., Pocatello, ID (United States)
  3. Centroid PIC, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1245520
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT--15-36749
TRN: US1601196
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; HAZARDS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; SAFETY MARGINS; SIMULATION; EARTHQUAKES; WATER COOLED REACTORS; PROBABILISTIC ESTIMATION; FLOODS; EVALUATION; MANAGEMENT; PERFORMANCE; VULNERABILITY external hazard; Flooding; PRA