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Core dynamics analysis for reactivity insertion and loss of coolant flow tests using the HTTR

Takamatsu, Kuniyoshi  ; Nakagawa, Shigeaki  ; Takeda, Tetsuaki

The numerical analysis code, ACCORD, has modified to use a model with four parallel channels and twenty temperature coefficients in the core. Furthermore, we added another analytical model of the core structural materials for calculating the heat conduction between the fuel channels and the core in the case of the coolant flow reduction test. This paper describes the validation results for the newly developed code using the experimental results of the reactivity insertion test as well as the coolant flow reduction test by tripping one or two out of three gas circulators. Finally, the pre-analytical result of the coolant flow reduction test by tripping all gas circulators is also discussed. The reactor power decreases to decay heat level from 30 MW due to the negative reactivity feedback effect. Although the reactor power becomes critical again about five hours later, the peak power value is merely 2 MW.



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