Annals of Nuclear Energy 119 (2018) 229–239 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Annals of Nuclear Energy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/anucene New developments in sodium pool ﬁre and SFR containment aerosol modeling with ASTEC-Na Luke S. Lebel , Frédéric Cousin, Nathalie Girault Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, BP3 13115 St Paul lez-Durance, Cedex, France article i nfo abstract Article history: Being able to model sodium pool ﬁres, containment pressurization, and aerosol transport is an essential Received 14 December 2017 part of sodium fast reactor safety studies and source term evaluation. This paper describes recent devel- Received in revised form 12 April 2018 opments to incorporate these capabilities into ASTEC-Na, a sodium-speciﬁc severe accident simulation Accepted 13 April 2018 tool currently under development by IRSN. In addition, this paper presents a comprehensive set of histor- Available online 26 May 2018 ical small, medium, and large-scale sodium ﬁre experiments with which to compare experimental results. The gas temperature, gas pressure, and aerosol concentration predictions produced by the code Keywords: are compared against this set of 1980’s-era sodium pool ﬁre experiments. The code and experiments tend Sodium fast reactors to agree fairly well for temperatures and pressures. There are some important discrepancies
Annals of Nuclear Energy – Elsevier
Published: Sep 1, 2018
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