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SIMMER-III Analytic Equation-of-State Model

Morita, Koji; Tobita, Yoshiharu; kondo, Satoru; E.A.Fischer*

An improved analytic equation-of-state (EOS) model using flexible thermodynamic functions is developed for a reactor safety analysis code, SIMMER-III. The present EOS model is designed to have adequate accuracy in describing thermodynamic properties of reactor-core materials over wide temperature and pressure ranges and to consistently satisfy basic thermodynamic relationships without deterioration of the computing efficiency. The fluid-dynamic algorithm for pressure iteration consistently coupled with the EOS model is also described in the present report. The EOS data of the basic core materials, uranium dioxide, mixed-oxide fuel, stainless steel, and sodium, are developed up to the critical point by compiling the most up-to-date and reliable sources using basic thermodynamic relationships. The thermodynamic consistency and accuracy of the evaluated EOS data are also discussed by comparison with the available sources.



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