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European Research on the Corium issues within the SARNET network of excellence
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2008 (English)In: International Conference on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP 2008, 2008, 1172-1181 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Within SARNET, the corium topic covers all the behaviors of corium from early phase of core degradation to in or ex-vessel corium recovery with the exception of corium interaction with water, direct containment heating and fission product release. The corium topic regroups in three work packages the critical mass of competence required to improve significantly the corium behavior knowledge. The spirit of the SARNET networking is to share the knowledge, the facilities and the simulation tools for severe accidents, so to reach a better efficiency and to rationalize the R&D effort at European level. Extensive benchmarking has been launched in most of the areas of research. These benchmarks were mainly dedicated to the recalculation of experiments, while, in the next periods, a larger focus will be given to integral experiments or reactor applications. Eventually, all the knowledge will be accumulated in the ASTEC severe accident simulation code through physical model improvements and extension of validation database. This paper summarizes the progress that has been achieved in the frame of the networking activities. A special focus is placed on the melt pool and debris coolability and corium-concrete interaction, in which, the effects due to multidimensional geometries and heterogeneities has been shown, during SARNET, to play a crucial role and for which further research is still needed.

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2008. 1172-1181 p.
Keyword [en]
Core degradation, Critical mass, Debris coolability, Direct containment heating, European levels, European research, Extensive benchmarking, Integral experiments, Melt pool, Physical model, Severe accident, Simulation tool, Work packages, Benchmarking, Debris, Fission products, Nuclear energy, Nuclear industry, Nuclear power plants, Nuclear reactor accidents, Special effects, Experiments
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70349974746ISBN: 9781605607870OAI: diva2:762388
International Conference on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP 2008, 8 June 2008 through 12 June 2008, Anaheim, CA, United States

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Available from: 2014-11-11 Created: 2014-10-10 Last updated: 2014-11-11Bibliographically approved

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