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SAS4A analyses of CABRI in-pile experiments simulating unprotected-loss-of-flow accidents in SFRs

Imaizumi, Yuya ; Fukano, Yoshitaka 

SAS4A is the code which has been developed to analyze the initiation phase of the core-disruptive accident in SFRs. The code of which can be adopted in a safety licensing needs to be validated through the experimental results. In this study, the code was validated by the experimental results of CABRI project which was conducted in the framework of international collaboration. The selected three CABRI tests of this validation target were all conducted using annular fuel pellets with middle burn-up (6.4 at%). Severe conditions consisted of loss of flow (LOF) and transient overpower (TOP) was imposed in the tests to reproduce similar conditions when unprotected-loss-of-flow (ULOF) occurred in SFRs. The TOP were imposed when coolant temperature reached around the boiling point or several seconds after the cladding melting. The results of the SAS4A analyses agreed well with the CABRI results such as the timing of coolant boiling, voiding extension during the coolant boiling, and the relocation and refrozen behaviors of the molten fuel. Consequently, the coolant boiling and fuel relocation models of SAS4A were validated by these analyses.



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