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ESTER is a system of codes developed in various laboratories of the EU and elsewhere and assembled in a host framework for the purpose of calculating light water reactor (LWR) severe accident phenomena both in reactors and in small-scale experiments such as Phebus FP. Codes incorporated as ESTER modules need to be changed only minimally as to their internal working, but to avoid unwanted mutual interference are constrained to receive their input data and supply their output data to an in-core database managed by the framework. The framework also supplies common facilities including a user interface, an input data reader and checker, printed and graphical output facilities (including an on-line display), and restart and post-processing tools. This report in four volumes describes the first official release of the code, ESTER 1.0. It contains physical model included in the new version, as well as updated documentation of software as the UNIX file structure and the online display system VISU. An overall installation and user manual is also provided.

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Authors: DELAVAL M ET AL, JRC Ispra (IT);BAMFORD G J ET AL, AEA Technology, SRD Culcheth, Warrington (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16307/2 EN (1996) 158pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT)
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