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Title: Molten fuel-coolant interactions resulting from power transients in aluminium plate/water moderated reactors.
Authors: Storr, GJ
Keywords: Reactors
Fuel elements
Materials
Transients
Transient overpower accidents
Molten metal-water reactions
Reactor cores
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Citation: Storr, G. J. (1989). Molten fuel-coolant interactions resulting from power transients in aluminium plate/water moderated reactors. Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.
Abstract: The behaviour of two reactors SL1 and SPERT D12 which underwent fast nuclear power transients prior to core destruction by a molten fuel-coolant interaction (MFCI) has been analysed and the results compared with measured data. The calculated spatial melt distribution and the mechanical work done during the events leads to high (approx 250 kJ/kg) conversion efficiencies for this type of interaction when compared with molten drop experiments. A simple model for the steam explosion using static thermodynamic properties of high temperature and pressure steam is used to calculate the dynamics of the reactors following the MFCI.
Gov't Doc #: 589
URI: http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/579
ISBN: 0642598967
ISSN: 10307745
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