MELCOR ex-vessel LOCA simulations for ITER{sup +}

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Ex-vessel Loss-of-Coolant-Accident (LOCA) simulations for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) were performed using the MELCOR code. The main goals of this work were to estimate the ultimate pressurization of the heat transport system (HTS) vault in order to gauge the potential for stack releases and to estimate the total amount of hydrogen generated during a design basis ex-vessel LOCA. Simulation results indicated that the amount of hydrogen produced in each transient was below the flammability limit for the plasma chamber. In addition, only moderate pressurization of the HTS vault indicated a very small potential for releases through the stack.

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Gaeta, M.J.; Merrill, B.J. & Bartels, H.W. November 1, 1995.

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Ex-vessel Loss-of-Coolant-Accident (LOCA) simulations for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) were performed using the MELCOR code. The main goals of this work were to estimate the ultimate pressurization of the heat transport system (HTS) vault in order to gauge the potential for stack releases and to estimate the total amount of hydrogen generated during a design basis ex-vessel LOCA. Simulation results indicated that the amount of hydrogen produced in each transient was below the flammability limit for the plasma chamber. In addition, only moderate pressurization of the HTS vault indicated a very small potential for releases through the stack.

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  • 16. IEEE/NPSS symposium on fusion engineering, Champaign, IL (United States), 1-5 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96001850
  • Report No.: INEL--95/00282
  • Report No.: CONF-950905--1
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 120916
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621386

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Gaeta, M.J.; Merrill, B.J. & Bartels, H.W. MELCOR ex-vessel LOCA simulations for ITER{sup +}, article, November 1, 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621386/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.