Escalating and propagating melt/coolant interactions in the Krotos experiments : Status of knowledge
The experimental programme KROTOS at JRC Ispra investigates the energetic FCI in well-controlled one- or two-dimensional geometries, and has the advantage of being able to use fuel simulants (Sn, Al(2)O(3)) or recent reactor fuel melt (UO(2)/ZrO(2)). The KROTOS experiments have become the main reference experiments for investigating the escalation and propagation (or thermal detonation) behaviour of interactions in melt/coolant systems (vapour explosions).
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Seminar on Heat and Mass Transfer in Severe Reactor Accidents, Cesme (TR), May 21-26, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39057 ORA
Record Number: 199511085 / Last updated on: 1995-08-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en