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Evaluation of computational fluid dynamic methods for reactor safety analysis

Objective

The capabilities of the current Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) codes in relation to safety analysis of existing installations and evolutionary reactors will be assessed in the present project. Through a comprehensive evaluation of previous applications for both primary loop and containment analysis, recommendations on their use will be made and perspective application areas will be identified.

A consensus will be achieved on the code extensions that are needed for comprehensive simulations of a range of safety-relevant accident scenarios to prepare the technical basis for coordinated research projects in future. It includes a new validation exercise of basic capabilities of the codes in relation to containment analysis and severe AM. This is to improve understanding of merits and limitations of CFD and defining realistic goals of these methods in safety analysis and reinforcing network among CoC.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH
Address
Forschungsgelaende
85739 Garching
Germany

Participants (12)

AEA TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
Address
Staudenfeldweg 12
83624 Otterfing
AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Winfrith Technology Centre
DT2 8DH Dorchester - Dorset
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Rue De Martyrs 17 Ctr Etudes De Grenoble - Ce-g
38054 Grenoble
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
Quai Watier 6
78401 Chatou
KFKI - ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Konkoly-thege Ut 29-33
1525 Budapest
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6800 ET Arnhem
NUCLEAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE REZ A.S.
Czechia
Address

250 68 Rez - Praha
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
RESEARCH CENTER ROSSENDORF
Germany
Address

01314 Weissig - Dresden
SERCO LTD
United Kingdom
Address
The Quadrant 404, Birchwood Park
WA3 6AT Warrington
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
4 C,tekniikantie 4 C
02044 Espoo
VATTENFALL UTVECKLING AB
Sweden
Address

81426 Aalvkarleby