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Abstract

Three different international fuel behaviour codes COMETHE, INTERPIN and TRANSURANUS were used to perform calculations on three rods of the TRIBULATION fuels programme. All three codes showed quite good agreement between calculated and measured values. By varying fuel swelling and cladding creep rates, it was shown that accurate and detailed input data are essential in order to make reliable predictions of fuel rod behaviour parameters. Comparisons indicate extensive similarities between COMETHE and TRANSURANUS while INTERPIN differs, especially concerning its FGR models. The influence of the Halden Fission Gas Release threshold modelled in COMETHE is examined.

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Authors: OTT C, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (CH);NORDSTRÖM L Å, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (CH);KOHL H K, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (CH);BILLAUX M, Belgonucléaire S.A., Bruxelles (BE);LASSMANN K, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Topical Meeting on LWR Fuel Performance, Avignon (FR), April 21-24, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35906 ORA
Record Number: 199110224 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en