Status of the uncertainty quantification for severe accident sequences of different NPP-designs in the frame of the H-2020 project MUSA
Brumm, S.*; Gabrielli, F.*; Sanchez-Espinoza, V.*; Groudev, P.*; Ou, P.*; Zhang, W.*; Malkhasyan, A.*; Bocanegra, R.*; Herranz, L. E.*; Berda, M.*; Mascari, F.*; Agnello, G.*; Cherednichenko, O.*; Nudi, M.*; Hoefer, A.*; Pauli, E.-M.*; Beck, S.*; Tiborcz, L.*; Coindreau, O.*; Clark, G.*; Lamont, I.*; Zheng, X. ; Kubo, Kotaro ; Lee, B.*; Valincius, M.*; Giannotti, W.*; Malicki, M.*; Gao, S.*; Vorobyov, Y.*; Di Giuli, M.*; Ivanov, I.*; D'Onorio, M.*; Giannetti, F.*; Salay, M.*; Sevon, T.*
The current HORIZON-2020 project on "Management and Uncertainties of Severe Accidents (MUSA)" aims at applying Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in the modeling of Severe Accidents (SA), particularly in predicting the radiological source term of mitigated and unmitigated accident scenarios. Within its application part, the project is devoted to the uncertainty quantification of different severe accident codes when predicting the radiological source term of selected severe accident sequences of different nuclear power plant designs, e.g. PWR, VVER, and BWR. Key steps for this investigation are, (a) the selection of severe accident sequences for each reactor design, (b) the development of a reference input model for the specific design and SA-code, (c) the selection of a list of uncertain model parameters to be investigated, (d) the choice of an UQ-tool e.g. DAKOTA, SUSA, URANIE, etc., (e) the definition of the figures of merit for the UA-analysis, (f) the performance of the simulations with the SA-codes, and, (g) the statistical evaluation of the results using the capabilities, i.e. methods and tools offered by the UQ-tools. This paper describes the project status of the UQ of different SA codes for the selected SA sequences, and the technical challenges and lessons learnt from the preparatory and exploratory investigations performed.