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Modelling and simulation of source term for sodium-cooled fast reactor under hypothetical severe accident; Primary system/containment system interface source term estimation

Onoda, Yuichi ; John Arul, A.*; Klimonov, I.*; Danting, S.*

Three Work Packages were defined in this Coordinated Research Project whose objective was to estimate fission-product-transportation behavior inside the reference pool-type sodium-cooled fast reactor. This WP, WP-2, is dedicated to estimate the primary system/containment system interface source term using improved models and tools. The mass of primary sodium instantaneously ejected via leak paths onto the top shield was evaluated as a common benchmark problem which will be the input for the subsequent WP, WP-3. The exercises were carried out for a reference pool type SFR of 1250 MWth capacity with mixed oxide fuel. The accident sequence to be considered is Unprotected Loss of Flow Accident which is assumed to result in a core damage with release of radionuclides into the primary coolant and cover gas. Four organizations, NCEPU (China), IBRAE RAN (Russian Federation), IGCAR (India) and JAEA (Japan) finally participated in this WP. Reference case calculation using a common pressure history and sensitivity study were carried out. The total amount of the ejected sodium onto the top shield for reference case was in a good agreement between the participants. The results of the sensitivity study revealed that the change of the parameters regarding uncertainty bring about the change of leaked mass in the range of several tens of %.



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