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The objective of the oxidation phenomena in severe accidents (OPSA) project is to obtain an increased understanding of core degradation resulting from air ingress. The out-of-pile experimental programme includes both single rod and bundle tests. Initial work has concentrated on understanding better how air ingress can arise in real plants, modifying computational tools to handle air ingress, performing a number of separate effect tests to determine oxidation rates and making pre-test calculations for both sets of experiments.

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Authors: SHEPHERD ET AL, JRC Ispra (IT);ADROGUER B, CEA, CEN Cadarche, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);HOFMANN P ET AL, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (DE);KNORR J ET AL, Technische Universität, Dresden (DE);LEONARDI M ET AL, Universita degli Studi di Pisa (IT);MARÓTI L ET AL, KFKI Atomic Energy Institute, Budapest (HU)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: FISA 97, Luxembourg (LU), November 17-19, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41000 ORA
Record Number: 199711567 / Last updated on: 1997-12-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en