Evaluation of the Use of Existing RELAP5-3D Models to Represent the Actinide Burner Test Reactor

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The RELAP5-3D code is being considered as a thermal-hydraulic system code to support the development of the sodium-cooled Actinide Burner Test Reactor as part of Global Nuclear Energy Partnership. An evaluation was performed to determine whether the control system could be used to simulate the effects of non-convective mechanisms of heat transport in the fluid that are not currently represented with internal code models, including axial and radial heat conduction in the fluid and subchannel mixing. The evaluation also determined the relative importance of axial and radial heat conduction and fluid mixing on peak cladding temperature for a wide range ... continued below

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Davis, C. B. February 1, 2007.

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The RELAP5-3D code is being considered as a thermal-hydraulic system code to support the development of the sodium-cooled Actinide Burner Test Reactor as part of Global Nuclear Energy Partnership. An evaluation was performed to determine whether the control system could be used to simulate the effects of non-convective mechanisms of heat transport in the fluid that are not currently represented with internal code models, including axial and radial heat conduction in the fluid and subchannel mixing. The evaluation also determined the relative importance of axial and radial heat conduction and fluid mixing on peak cladding temperature for a wide range of steady conditions and during a representative loss-of-flow transient. The evaluation was performed using a RELAP5-3D model of a subassembly in the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II, which was used as a surrogate for the Actinide Burner Test Reactor. An evaluation was also performed to determine if the existing centrifugal pump model could be used to simulate the performance of electromagnetic pumps.

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  • Report No.: INL/EXT-07-12228
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/911901 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 911901
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc882472

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Davis, C. B. Evaluation of the Use of Existing RELAP5-3D Models to Represent the Actinide Burner Test Reactor, report, February 1, 2007; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc882472/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.