Increased margin associated with options to enhance in-vessel retention

J. L. Rempe, D. L. Knudson, K. G. Condie, K. Y. Suh, Fan-bill B. Cheung, S. B. Kim

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    Abstract

    A three-year, U.S. - Korean INERI project was recently completed in which the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Seoul National University (SNU), Pennsylvania State University (PSU), and Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) explored options, such as enhanced External Reactor Vessel Cooling (ERVC) and the use of internal core catchers, that have the potential to ensure that in-vessel retention (IVR) is feasible for high power reactors. As part of this project, state-of-the-art analytical tools and key U.S. and Korean experimental facilities were used to evaluate options that could increase the margins for successful IVR associated with proposed modifications. This paper describes efforts by INEEL to apply analytical methods to evaluate the increase in margin associated with various design options evaluated in this project. Results from evaluations using the SCDAP/RELAP5-3D

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages2103-2115
    Number of pages13
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
    EventAmerican Nuclear Society - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2005, ICAPP'05 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: May 15 2005May 19 2005

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    OtherAmerican Nuclear Society - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2005, ICAPP'05
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CitySeoul
    Period5/15/055/19/05

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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