SAFE: A computer code for the steady-state and transient thermal analysis of LMR fuel elements

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SAFE is a computer code developed for both the steady-state and transient thermal analysis of single LMR fuel elements. The code employs a two-dimensional control-volume based finite difference methodology with fully implicit time marching to calculate the temperatures throughout a fuel element and its associated coolant channel for both the steady-state and transient events. The code makes no structural calculations or predictions whatsoever. It does, however, accept as input structural parameters within the fuel such as the distributions of porosity and fuel composition, as well as heat generation, to allow a thermal analysis to be performed on a user-specified fuel ... continued below

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Hayes, S.L. December 1, 1993.

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    Publisher Info: Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
    Place of Publication: Idaho Falls, Idaho

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SAFE is a computer code developed for both the steady-state and transient thermal analysis of single LMR fuel elements. The code employs a two-dimensional control-volume based finite difference methodology with fully implicit time marching to calculate the temperatures throughout a fuel element and its associated coolant channel for both the steady-state and transient events. The code makes no structural calculations or predictions whatsoever. It does, however, accept as input structural parameters within the fuel such as the distributions of porosity and fuel composition, as well as heat generation, to allow a thermal analysis to be performed on a user-specified fuel structure. The code was developed with ease of use in mind. An interactive input file generator and material property correlations internal to the code are available to expedite analyses using SAFE. This report serves as a complete design description of the code as well as a user`s manual. A sample calculation made with SAFE is included to highlight some of the code`s features. Complete input and output files for the sample problem are provided.

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INIS; OSTI as DE94008491

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  • Other Information: PBD: Dec 1993

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  • Other: DE94008491
  • Report No.: ANL-IFR--221
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/140916 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140916
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621926

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Hayes, S.L. SAFE: A computer code for the steady-state and transient thermal analysis of LMR fuel elements, report, December 1, 1993; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621926/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.