Numerical methodology to evaluate fast reactor sodium combustion

Citation
A. Yamaguchi et al., Numerical methodology to evaluate fast reactor sodium combustion, NUCL TECH, 136(3), 2001, pp. 315-330
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Nuclear Emgineering
Journal title
NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY
ISSN journal
0029-5450 → ACNP
Volume
136
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
315 - 330
Database
ISI
SICI code
0029-5450(200112)136:3<315:NMTEFR>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
In the present study, a numerical methodology for sodium combustion has bee n developed for the safety evaluation of a liquid-metal-cooled fast reactor . The methodology includes a fast-running zone model computer program for s afety evaluation, afield model program for multidimensional thermal hydraul ics, and a chemical reaction analysis program based on chemical equilibrium theory. Two recently performed experiments have been analyzed using the co mputer programs, and the numerical results are in good agreement with the e xperiments. Although sodium combustion is a complex phenomenon, use of thes e computer programs gives better understanding of the coupled thermal hydra ulics and chemical reaction.