Overview of the use of ATHENA for thermal-hydraulic analysis of systems with lead-bismuth coolant

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The INEEL and MIT are investigating the suitability of lead-bismuth cooled fast reactor for producing low-cost electricity as well as for actinide burning. This paper is concerned with the general area of thermal-hydraulics of lead-bismuth cooled reactors. The ATHENA code is being used in the thermal-hydraulic design and analysis of lead-bismuth cooled reactors. The ATHENA code was reviewed to determine its applicability for simulating lead-bismuth cooled reactors. Two modifications were made to the code as a result of this review. Specifically, a correlation to represent heat transfer from rod bundles to a liquid metal and a void correlation based on ... continued below

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Davis, C. B. & Shieh, A. S. April 2, 2000.

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The INEEL and MIT are investigating the suitability of lead-bismuth cooled fast reactor for producing low-cost electricity as well as for actinide burning. This paper is concerned with the general area of thermal-hydraulics of lead-bismuth cooled reactors. The ATHENA code is being used in the thermal-hydraulic design and analysis of lead-bismuth cooled reactors. The ATHENA code was reviewed to determine its applicability for simulating lead-bismuth cooled reactors. Two modifications were made to the code as a result of this review. Specifically, a correlation to represent heat transfer from rod bundles to a liquid metal and a void correlation based on data taken in a mixture of lead-bismuth and steam were added the code. The paper also summarizes the analytical work that is being performed with the code and plans for future analytical work.

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  • 8th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-8), Baltimore, MD (US), 04/02/2000--04/06/2000

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  • Report No.: INEEL/CON-2000-00127
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 758081
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Davis, C. B. & Shieh, A. S. Overview of the use of ATHENA for thermal-hydraulic analysis of systems with lead-bismuth coolant, article, April 2, 2000; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711923/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.