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Abstract

SEURBNUK-2 is a two-dimensional, axisymmetric, Eulerian, finite difference containment code developed initially by AWRE Aldermaston, AEE Winfrith and JRC- Ispra, and more recently by AEEW, JRC and EIR Wurenlingen. The numerical procedure adopted in SEURBNUK to solve the hydrodynamic equations is based on the semi-implicit ICE method which itself is an extension of the MAC algorithm. SEURBNUK has a finite difference thin shell treatment for vessels and internal structures of arbitrary shape and includes the effects of the compressibility of the fluid. Fluid flow through previous media and porous structures can also be accommodated. SEURBNUK/EURDYN is an extension of SEURBNUK-2 in which the finite difference thin shell treatment is replaced by a finite element calculation for both thin or thick structures. This has been achieved by coupling the finite element code EURDYN with SEURBNUK-2, allowing the use of conical shell elements and axisymmetric triangular elements. Within the code, the equations of motion for the structures are solved quite separately from those for the fluid, and the timestep for the fluid can be an integer multiple of that for the structures. The interaction of the structures with the fluid is then considered as a modification to the coefficients in the pressure equations, the modifications naturally depending on the behaviour of the structures within the fluid cell. The code is limited to dealing with a single fluid, the coolant, and the bubble and the cover gas are treated as cavities of uniform pressure calculated via appropriate pressure-volume-energy relationships. This manual describes the input data specifications needed for the execution of SEURBNUK/EURDYN calculations. After explaining the output facilities information is included to aid users to avoid some common pit-falls.

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Authors: YERKESS A JRC-ISPRA BROADHOUSE B J AEE WINFRITH (UK) SMITH B L EIR WUERENLINGEN (SWITZERLAND) , JRC-ISPRA;AEE WINFRITH (UK);EIR WUERENLINGEN (SWITZERLAND)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10697 EN (1987) MF, PART 2, 143 P., BFR 300, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 715, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989126015300 / Last updated on: 1989-03-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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