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Evaluation of computational fluid dynamic methods for reactor safety analysis

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.

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Coordinator

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH

Address

Forschungsgelaende
85739 Garching

Germany

Administrative Contact

Klaus WOLFERT

Participants (12)

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AEA TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Germany

AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC

United Kingdom

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

KFKI - ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Hungary

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

NUCLEAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE REZ A.S.

Czechia

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

RESEARCH CENTER ROSSENDORF

Germany

SERCO LTD

United Kingdom

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

VATTENFALL UTVECKLING AB

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKS-CT-2001-00154

  • Start date

    1 October 2001

  • End date

    30 September 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 623 822

  • EU contribution

    € 753 480

Coordinated by:

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH

Germany