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The COMETA code has been developed in the Ispra site of the Joint Research Centre (JRC). It is a coupled thermalhydraulic code, which takes into account the melt fragmentation. It has been specifically developed for the analysis of the interaction of the melt fuel with the coolant and the quenching phenomena under severe accident conditions in LWR.

The work has been focused in the simulation (with COMETA thermalhydraulic code) of the MFCI test series carried out in the FARO facility. The objective is to analyse and to unify the experiment simulations with the last available version of the COMETA code.

FARO was an experimental facility settled in the JRC Ispra, property of the European Commission. The interaction of big melt masses in the water under realistic accident conditions was the objective of the FARO experiments. F ARO facility began the experiments of the L WR-MFCI phenomena in 1991. The last test was performed in 1999.

Additional information

Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19761 EN (2001), pp.278. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available by Documentation Service JRC Ispra. Fax:+39-0332-785818
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-0894-4
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