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Abstract

Freezing of molten materials flowing into channels is a crucial issue in fast reactor safety analysis. This paper deals with the interpretation of experiments performed at KfK using aluminium oxide flowing into quartz-glass tubes. Generally, stable crusts have been observed and as expected in such situations, conduction freezing models have been found adequate to reproduce the experimental results. In addition, a sensitivity analysis, to explore the effects on predicted penetration lengths of the variations in the most relevant input parameters in code calculations, has been performed. These effects have been discussed and a hierarchy in the relative importance of the parameters considered has been established.

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Authors: BENUZZI A JRC-ISPRA BIASI L UNIVERSITA DI PISA, ITALY , JRC-ISPRA;UNIVERSITA DI PISA, ITALY
Bibliographic Reference: CONFERENCE ON FAST REACTOR SAFETY, GUERNSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS/GB, MAY 11-16, 1986, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII/A2, BP 1907, MENTIONING PAPER ORA 32604 E
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Record Number: 1989126090600 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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