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Experimental and analytical investigation of formation and cooling phenomena in high temperature debris bed

Hotta, Akitoshi*; Akiba, Miyuki*; Morita, Akinobu*; Konovalenko, A.*; Vilanueva, W.*; Bechta, S.*; Komlev, A.*; Thakre, S.*; Hoseyni, S. M.*; Sk$"o$ld, P.*; Matsumoto, Toshinori ; Sugiyama, Tomoyuki ; Buck, M.*

Key phenomena in the cooling states of debris beds under wet cavity conditions were classified into several groups based on the complicated geometry, nonhomogeneous porosity and volumetric heat of debris beds. These configurations may change due to the molten jet breakup, droplet agglomeration, anisotropic melt spreading, two-phase flow in a debris bed, particle self-leveling and penetration of molten metals into a particle bed. The modular code system THERMOS was designed for evaluating the cooling states of underwater debris beds. Three additional tests, DEFOR-A, PULiMS and REMCOD were employed to validate implemented models. This paper summarizes the entire test plan and representative data trends prior to starting individual data analyses and validations of specific models that are planned to be performed in the later phases. It also tries to report research questions to be answered in future works, such as various scales of melt-coolant interactions observed in the PULiMS tests.



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