PINM - A FAST RUNNING FINITE ELEMENT MODEL FOR FUEL PIN MECHANICS ANALYSES IN LMFBR TRANSIENTS
The scope of the modular code EAC (European Accident Code) is to describe physical phenomena which contribute to the reactivity balance in LMFBR whole core analysis under hypothetical accident situations. The PIN Mechanics module PINM, in particular, is a simplified plane strain finite element program which predicts the reactivity effects due to thermal dilatation and in-pin molten fuel motion. Thermomechanics is actually modelled using a series of initial strains which represent, successively, thermal dilatation, restructuring, irradiation swelling, plasticity and creep, together with cracking. In addition, this program predicts the time and location of cladding failure which are introduced in EAC as initial conditions for the subsequent out-of-pin molten fuel motion model. Several numerical results are presented to illustrate the versatility and the efficiency of this module in the framework of a large whole core analysis code such as EAC.
Bibliographic Reference: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURAL MECHANICS IN REACTOR TECHNOLOGY, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), AUG. 19-23, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32094 ORA
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Record Number: 1989123060000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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