Melcor Benchmarking Against Integral Severe Fuel Damage Tests

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MELCOR is a fully integrated computer code that models all phases of the progression of severe accidents in light water reactor nuclear power plants, and is being developed for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has a program with the NRC to provide independent assessment of MELCOR, and a very important part of this program is to benchmark MELCOR against experimental data from integral severe fuel damage tests and predictions of that data from more mechanistic codes such as SCDAP or SCDAP/RELAP5. Benchmarking analyses with MELCOR have been carried out at ... continued below

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Madni, I.K. December 31, 1994.

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MELCOR is a fully integrated computer code that models all phases of the progression of severe accidents in light water reactor nuclear power plants, and is being developed for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has a program with the NRC to provide independent assessment of MELCOR, and a very important part of this program is to benchmark MELCOR against experimental data from integral severe fuel damage tests and predictions of that data from more mechanistic codes such as SCDAP or SCDAP/RELAP5. Benchmarking analyses with MELCOR have been carried out at BNL for five integral severe fuel damage tests, namely, PBF SFD 1-1, SFD 1-4, and NRU FLHT-2, FLHT-4, and FLHT-5. This paper presents a summary of these analyses, and their role in identifying areas of modeling strengths and weaknesses in MELCOR.

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  • 7. international meeting on nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics (NURETH-7), Saratoga Springs, NY (United States), 10-15 Dec 1994

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  • Other: TI95005956
  • Report No.: BNL-NUREG--61254
  • Report No.: CONF-941253--1
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 26693
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667767

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Madni, I.K. Melcor Benchmarking Against Integral Severe Fuel Damage Tests, article, December 31, 1994; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667767/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.