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Development of natural circulation analytical model in Super-COPD code and evaluation of core cooling capability in Monju during a station blackout

Yamada, Fumiaki; Fukano, Yoshitaka ; Nishi, Hiroshi; Konomura, Mamoru

The capability of natural circulation for core cooling has been evaluated in detail for a station blackout (SBO) event induced by an earthquake and a subsequent tsunami hit. The evaluation was prompted by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company. The plant dynamics computer code Super-COPD was used for the evaluation, which has been validated by analyses of preliminary test results on the natural circulation in Monju. As a result, it was concluded that natural circulation of the sodium coolant will enable the decay heat from the core to be removed under such an SBO condition.

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