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Title: Comparison of Calculated and Experimental Results for a Boiling/Condensing Experimental Facility

A new experimental facility for materials irradiation and testing at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) is being developed. Details of this facility have been presented before [1, 2]. A prototype of this facility, the Thermo-Syphon Test Loop (TSTL) has been built and experimental data have been obtained and analyzed [3, 4]. Pre-test calculations for this facility with the RELAP5-3D code [5] have been presented previously [6] as well as other calculations [7, 8] with the TRACE code [9]. The results of both codes were very different [7]. RELAP5-3D predicted much higher pressures and temperatures than TRACE. This paper compares calculated results with the TSTL experimental data.
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Conference: 2016 American Nuclear Society, New Orleans, LA, USA, 20160612, 20160616
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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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United States
boiling; condensing; thermo syphon