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This presentation summarises VICTORIA-ESTER and the differences between this version of VICTORIA and the version VICTORIA-92 released by Sandia National Laboratories. VICTORIA was reprogrammed by AEE Winfrith to comply with ESTER programming standards. The main differences between the two versions of the code are: (i) only the fission product transport part of VICTORIA has been included in ESTER - not the fission product release part; (ii) the input preparation is much simpler; (iii) the code has been coupled (by JRC Ispra) to the thermalhydraulic code ICARE-2; (iv) the ESTER post-processing tools allow easier analysis of results and comparison with experiment; (v) the original thermochemical database in VICTORIA did not agree with other codes such as RAFT or with accepted values. As far as accuracy is concerned, VICTORIA-ESTER, like VICTORIA-92, gives reasonable qualitative agreement for aerosol behaviour but is not valid for the transport of fission product vapours. In fact the basic assumption of an ideal solution between vapour and liquid is not justified. In FALCON tests VICTORIA predicted the behaviour of caesium and cadmium well but not the other elements.

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Authors: SHEPHERD I, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: CSRP, Maryland (US), May 1-5, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39039 ORA
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