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The framework of the 'Phebus FP' in-pile experimental programme is the study of severe accidents in light water reactors. More precisely, this involves the study of both fuel and fission product behaviour: releases from the core, transport and retention in the primary circuit, and the chemical and physical behaviour in the containment building. The first (FPT 0) of the six planned tests was carried out with a trace-irradiated fuel. Irradiated fuel (20 to 30 Gxd/t will be used in the 5 other tests (FPT 1 to FPT 5).

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Authors: GONNIER C, CEA, CEN Cadarche, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);REPETTO G, CEA, CEN Cadarche, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);CLÉMENT B, CEA, CEN Cadarche, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);VON DER HARDT P, Comission of the European Union, Safety Technology Institute (BE);ZEYEN R, Comission of the European Union, Safety Technology Institute (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Topical Meeting on Probabilisitc Safety Assessment, Utah (US), September 29 - October 3, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39848 ORA
Record Number: 199610740 / Last updated on: 1996-08-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en