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Abstract

This compendium of post accident heat removal models for liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactors is meant to provide recommended models and appraisals over the whole field of PAHR. Contributors were asked to make recommendations useful to both analysts making assessments of plant responses to a hypothetical accident, and to potential code writers required to make numerical models of the late stages of an accident. Contributors were requested to review the experimental information and theoretical approaches on which the models are based, and consider relevant experience in their use. A standard format of recommendation - critical appraisal - alternative models/data requirements was proposed, but could not be carried through. We have attempted to consider the original papers and we have also used previously unpublished material from the UK programme, and in some areas have attempted model developments specifically for this review. Part one contains "model requirements for post accident heat removal studies'; part two is the compendium of models and data: basic data; formation and location of particulate debris; characterization of particulate debris; debris bed heat transfer; molten debris heat transfer; debris crusts; convective cooling of structures; structural response and failure modelling; debris interaction with concrete; effects of sodium release on PAHR.

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Authors: MORGAN J, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK);WINTER P, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK);TURLAND B D, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK);DULLFORCE T A, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK);MOORE K A CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUROPEAN APPLIED RESEARCH REPORTS + NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION VOL. 6 (1985), NO. 5, PP. 1003-1418 (EUR 10250 EN).
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