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TRANSURANUS is a computer program, developed at the European Institute for Transuranium Elements, for the thermal and mechanical analysis of fuel rods in nuclear reactors. The TRANSURANUS code consists of a clearly defined mechanical-mathematical framework into which physical models can easily be incorporated. Besides its flexibility for the fuel rod design, the code can deal with very different situations, as given for instance in an experiment under normal, off-normal and accident conditions. The time scale of the problems to be treated may range from milliseconds to years. The code has a comprehensive material data bank for oxide, mixed oxide, carbide and nitride fuels, Zircaloy and steel claddings and different coolants. During its development great effort was spent on obtaining an extremely flexible tool which is easy to handle, but exhibits very fast running times. The total development effort is approximately 40 man-years. The paper outlines features and capabilities of the TRANSURANUS code and its possible use in simulators and plant analysers.

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Authors: LASSMANN K, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: OECD/NED Specialist Meeting on Simulators and Plant Analyzers, Lappeenranta (FI), June 8-10, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36684 ORA
Record Number: 199210805 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en