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The major objective of the F2 experiment was to investigate thermal-hydraulic long-term phenomena with special emphasis on natural convection phenomena in a loop-type geometry affected by variations of steam and air injections at different locations as well as dry energy supply into various compartments. The open post-test exercise was performed in two consecutive phases, with Phase 1 covering the initial long-term heat-up phase. The exercise received widespread international attention with nine organisations from six European countries participating with seven different computer codes (FUMO, Jericho2, Fiploc, Wavco, Contain, Melcor and Cobra/Fathoms). These codes cover a broad spectrum of presently known European computational tools in severe accident containment analyses. The participants used either the specified mass flow or pressure control boundary conditions, or both. In total, 14 different computations were officially provided by the participants.

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Authors: FISCHER K, Battelle Institut E.V., Frankfurt am Main (DE);SCHALL M, Battelle Institut E.V., Frankfurt am Main (DE);WOLF L, Battelle Institut E.V., Frankfurt am Main (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13588 EN (1991) 86 pp., FS, ECU 8.75
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2777-2
Record Number: 199111049 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en