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The PHEBUS FP programme is part of a world-wide co-operation investigating severe accidents of light water reactors (LWR). Phebus tests check, through a series of integral in-pile experiments using irradiated core material, that all important phenomena controlling core degradation as well as subsequent fission product and structural material release to the containment are correctly understood and properly modelled in the computer codes used to assess the safety of LWR plants and the efficiency of accident management procedures. The paper updates the results obtained so far and describes rationale, layout, and schedules of future tests.

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Authors: VON DER HARDT P, JRC Ispra (IT);ZEYEN R, JRC Ispra (IT);CLEMENT B, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);SCHWARZ M, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: NUTHOS-5, Beijing (CN), April 14-18, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40362 ORA
Record Number: 199710270 / Last updated on: 1997-04-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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