TRAC-PF1/MOD3 calculations of Savannah River Laboratory Rig FA single-annulus heated experiments

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This paper presents the results of TRAC-PF1/MOD3 benchmarks of the Rig FA experiments performed at the Savannah River Laboratory to simulate prototypic reactor fuel assembly behavior over a range of fluid conditions typical of the emergency cooling system (ECS) phase of a loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA). The primary purpose of this work was to use the SRL Rig FA tests to qualify the TRAC-PF1/MOD3 computer code and models for computing Mark-22 fuel assembly LOCA/ECS power limits. This qualification effort was part of a larger effort undertaken by the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy to independently confirm ... continued below

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Fischer, S.R. & McDaniel, C.K. January 1, 1992.

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This paper presents the results of TRAC-PF1/MOD3 benchmarks of the Rig FA experiments performed at the Savannah River Laboratory to simulate prototypic reactor fuel assembly behavior over a range of fluid conditions typical of the emergency cooling system (ECS) phase of a loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA). The primary purpose of this work was to use the SRL Rig FA tests to qualify the TRAC-PF1/MOD3 computer code and models for computing Mark-22 fuel assembly LOCA/ECS power limits. This qualification effort was part of a larger effort undertaken by the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy to independently confirm power limits for the Savannah River Site K Reactor. The results of this benchmark effort as discussed in this paper demonstrate that TRAC/PF1/MOD3 coupled with proper modeling is capable of simulating thermal-hydraulic phenomena typical of that encountered in Mark-22 fuel assembly during LOCA/ECS conditions.

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  • International topical meeting on reactor thermal hydraulics: towards the next generation of nuclear power plants, Salt Lake City, UT (United States), 20-24 Sep 1992

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  • Other: DE92008472
  • Report No.: LA-UR-92-465
  • Report No.: CONF-920903--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5109224
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1057855

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Fischer, S.R. & McDaniel, C.K. TRAC-PF1/MOD3 calculations of Savannah River Laboratory Rig FA single-annulus heated experiments, article, January 1, 1992; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1057855/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.