An experimental study on the coolability of stratified debris beds
2014 (English)In: International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP 2014, American Nuclear Society, 2014, 1107-1112 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Coolability of a debris bed is a real concern and hence it is receiving attention a part of ongoing in severe accident research. Many experimental and analytical studies have been done in order to enhance the quantitative understanding of the debris bed coolability. The present paper deals with an experimental investigation of multi-dimensional stratified bed and the horizontally stratified bed, which is the extension of our previous study on the radially and triangularly stratified beds. These stratified beds are composed of different zones/layers of various particle diameters and porosities, where the stainless steel spheres are used. These tests are carried out on the POMECO-HT facility built at KTH, Sweden. The dryout heat flux obtained for above specified beds helps to study the effect of multi-dimensional coolant ingression on coolability of the beds. All the experiments are carried out under top-flooding conditions at first. Afterwards, the use of a downcomer is installed in order to investigate study the effect of external natural convection driven coolability (NCDC) on dryout heat flux of the beds.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Nuclear Society, 2014. 1107-1112 p.
Debris, Nuclear energy, Nuclear power plants, Nuclear reactor accidents, Stainless steel, Analytical studies, Coolability, Down-comer, Dryout heat flux, Experimental investigations, Particle diameters, Severe accident, Stratified beds
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157901ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84907072488ISBN: 978-163266826-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-157901DiVA: diva2:772787
International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, ICAPP 2014, 6 April 2014 through 9 April 2014, Charlotte, NC, United States
QC 201412172014-12-172014-12-172014-12-17Bibliographically approved