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Scaling of containment experiments

Objective

The proposal addresses the scaling issue, e.g. the transfer of results from experiments to real reactor conditions in a systematic and reliable way. Anet work of European experts will summarise the theoretical basis for scaling and scrutinize applications; strengths, weaknesses, common features of the available studies and methods, and their applicability to an extended set of reactor technology and safety problems will be investigated. The scaling methods will be applied to a variety of containment-related thermal-hydraulic and material behaviour experiments (conducted mainly in previous Euratom projects. The objectives include: the preparation of a report documenting this valuable experience and case studies of scaling analyses as reference for future applications; the assessment of the need, potential and benefits of a Scaling Handbook for nuclear reactor technology.

The proposal addresses the problem how results from experiments can be transferred to real reactor conditions in a systematic and reliable way. A network of European experts shall apply scaling methods to a variety of containment-related thermal-hydraulic and material behaviour experiments.

Objectives are:
- Identify applicability and requirements of existing scaling theory;
- Document example cases of scaling analysis as reference for future applications;
- Find out common features and rules of scaling analyses in different application fields;
- Identify the significance of scaling for experiments and modelling;
- Assess the needs, potentials and benefits of a Scaling Handbook in nuclear reactor technology.

The result of the work shall be a report that can be used as reference and guidance for future scaling applications by nuclear engineers. Case studies are related to operational safety of existing installations, to plant life extension and management, and innovative reactor concepts.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

BECKER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Address
Im Kusterfeld 23/1
71522 Backnang
Germany

Participants (11)

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
12-14,Avenue Dutriévoz 12-14
69628 Villeurbanne
EMPRESARIOS AGRUPADOS INTERNACIONAL SA
Spain
Address
Magallanes 3
28015 Madrid
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Germany
Address

76021 Karlsruhe
FRAMATOME ANP GMBH
Germany
Address
Freyeslebenstrasse 1
91058 Erlangen
GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANLAGEN- UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) MBH
Germany
Address
1,Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Koeln
Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire
France
Address
Dpea/serac, Ce Saclay, Bat. 450
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
NUCLEAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE REZ A.S.
Czechia
Address
Rez 130
250 68 Rez - Praha
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PISA
Italy
Address
Via Diotisalvi 2
56126 Pisa
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Simon Building, Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Via S. Pietro In Vincoli 10
00184 Roma
VUJE TRNAVA INC - ENGINEERING, DESIGN AND RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Slovakia
Address
Okruzna 5
918 64 Trnava