Severe fuel-damage scoping test performance. [PWR]

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As a result of the Three Mile Island Unit-2 (TMI-2) accident, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has initiated a severe fuel damage test program to evaluate fuel rod and core response during severe accidents similar to TMI-2. The first test of Phase I of this series has been successfully completed in the Power Burst Facility at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Following the first test, calculations were performed using the TRAC-BD1 computer code with actual experimental boundary conditions. This paper discusses the test conduct and performance and presents the calculated and measured test bundle results. The test resulted in a slow ... continued below

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Gruen, G.E. & Buescher, B.J. January 1, 1983.

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    Publisher Info: EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls (USA)
    Place of Publication: Idaho Falls, Idaho

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As a result of the Three Mile Island Unit-2 (TMI-2) accident, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has initiated a severe fuel damage test program to evaluate fuel rod and core response during severe accidents similar to TMI-2. The first test of Phase I of this series has been successfully completed in the Power Burst Facility at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Following the first test, calculations were performed using the TRAC-BD1 computer code with actual experimental boundary conditions. This paper discusses the test conduct and performance and presents the calculated and measured test bundle results. The test resulted in a slow heatup to 2000 K over about 4 h, with an accelerated reaction of the zirconium cladding at temperatures above 1600 K in the lower part or the bundle and 2000 K in the upper portion of the bundle.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; 1.

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  • 21. ASME/AIChE national heat transfer conference, Seattle, WA, USA, 24 Jul 1983

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  • Other: DE84000561
  • Report No.: CONF-830702-23
  • Grant Number: AC07-76ID01570
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5624709
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1087410

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Gruen, G.E. & Buescher, B.J. Severe fuel-damage scoping test performance. [PWR], article, January 1, 1983; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1087410/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.