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Improvement of the European thermodynamic database NUCLEA
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czech Acad. Sci., Rez, Czech Republic.
Institut de Radioprotection et Suˆrete´ Nucle´aire (IRSN).
A.P. Alexandrov Research Institute of Technology (NITI).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7816-8442
European Commission – DG – Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements.
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2010 (English)In: Progress in nuclear energy (New series), ISSN 0149-1970, Vol. 52, no 1, 84-96 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Modelling of corium behaviour during a severe accident requires knowledge of the phases present at equilibrium for a given corium composition, temperature and pressure. The thermodynamic database NUCLEA in combination with a Gibbs Energy minimizer is the European reference tool to achieve this goal. This database has been improved thanks to the analysis of bibliographical data and to EU-funded experiments performed within the SARNET network, PLINIUS as well as the ISTC CORPHAD and EVAN projects. To assess the uncertainty range associated with Energy Dispersive X-ray analyses, a round-robin exercise has been launched in which a UO2-containing corium-concrete interaction sample from VULCANO has been analyzed by three European laboratories with satisfactorily small differences.

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2010. Vol. 52, no 1, 84-96 p.
Keyword [en]
Corium, Gibbs energy, Round Robin, Severe accident, Thermodynamic database
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Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-53274DOI: 10.1016/j.pnucene.2009.09.014ISI: 000273244600009OAI: diva2:469846
QC 20120117Available from: 2011-12-27 Created: 2011-12-26 Last updated: 2012-04-04Bibliographically approved

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