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Numerical approach of self-wastage phenomena in steam generator of sodium-cooled fast reactor

Onishi, Yuki*; Takata, Takashi*; Yamaguchi, Akira*; Uchibori, Akihiro ; Kikuchi, Shin ; Kurihara, Akikazu ; Ohshima, Hiroyuki

In the steam generator of sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR), self-wastage phenomena is a crack enlargement on the heat transfer tube itself caused by sodium-water reaction, a quantification of the self-wastage phenomenon is of importance from the viewpoint of safety assessment. In this study, we propose a numerical approach to evaluate the self-wastage phenomena and investigate a crack enlargement using SERAPHIM code. In the analysis, two-dimensional initial crack is assumed based on SWAT-4 experiment. The wastage rate was estimated by Arrhenius type equation, and re-meshing arrangement was performed by cut down from a part of tube in the initial model with the wastage amount. After simulated again using the re-meshing models, the resulting SWR products were distributed not only circumferential direction but also radial direction.

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