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This paper describes the prospectives of containment issues for the design of future reactors. The Fast Reactor Safety Working Group identified problems related to the integrity of the primary containment of fast reactors, as an area which a Community action would be appropriate. It decided to set up in 1975 a Containment Expert Group (CONT), with the mandate to contribute to outstanding containment problems on a Community level. Primary containment studies of the group fell under two headings. The first was code validation, to provide data for validating computer codes that are used to determine the response of the reactor tank, in the event of a hypothetical core accident. The second was code comparison and sensitivity analysis. Codes compared were ASTARTEA, CASSIOPEE, PISCES, SEURBNUK, SEURBUK/EURDYN and SIRIUS. Two studies of sodium aerosols were also undertaken.

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Authors: BALZ W, CEC, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 10th SMIRT Conference, Anaheim Ca. (US), Aug. 14-18, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34636 ORA
Record Number: 198910444 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en