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Abstract

The simplified tests on resuspension mechanisms (STORM) project investigates aerosol phenomena inside reactor components during severe accidents. Representative experiments are performed under prototypical accident conditions like light water reactor (LWR) Station Blackout, pressurized water reactor (PWR) V-sequence, etc. In particular the effect of high gas velocities on the deposition and resuspension of aerosol particles in pipework is investigated. Up to now thermal-hydraulic tests with steam nitrogen and deposition tests with solid particles of SnO(2) have been carried out to investigate turbulent and thermophoretic deposition in straight tubes with nitrogen and/or steam atmospheres. Due to the flexibility of the facility studies of other components behaviour in aerosol containing atmospheres have been proposed.

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Authors: KRASENBRINK A, JRC Ispra (IT);HUMMEL R, JRC Ispra (IT);HAUTOJÄRVI A, JRC Ispra (IT);AREIA-CAPITAO J, JRC Ispra (IT);DE SANTI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented : ENS Calss 1 Topical Meeting on Research Facilities for the Future of Nuclear Energy, Bruxelles (BE), June 4-6, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39540 ORA
Record Number: 199610950 / Last updated on: 1996-09-30
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en