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Numerical simulation method using a Cartesian grid for oxidation of core materials under steam-starved conditions

Yamashita, Susumu; Sato, Takumi; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki; Yoshida, Hiroyuki

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 60(9), p.1029 - 1045, 2023/09

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0.01(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Study on chemical interaction between UO$$_{2}$$ and Zr at precisely controlled high temperatures

Shirasu, Noriko; Sato, Takumi; Suzuki, Akihiro*; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 60(6), p.697 - 714, 2023/06

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:63.33(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Interaction tests between UO$$_{2}$$ and Zr were performed at precisely controlled high temperatures between 1840 and 2000 $$^{circ}$$C to understand the interaction mechanism in detail. A Zr rod was inserted in a UO$$_{2}$$ crucible and then heat-treated at a fixed temperature in Ar-gas flow for 10 min. After heating in the range of 1890 to 1930 $$^{circ}$$C, the Zr rod was deformed to a round shape, in which the post-analysis detected the significant diffusion of U into the Zr region and the formation of a dominant $$alpha$$-Zr(O) matrix and a small amount of U-Zr-O precipitates. The abrupt progress of liquefaction was observed in the sample heated at around 1940 $$^{circ}$$C or higher. The higher oxygen concentration in the $$alpha$$-Zr(O) matrix suppressed the liquefaction progress, due to the variation in the equilibrium state. The U-Zr-O melt formation progressed by the selective dissolution of Zr from the matrix, and the selective diffusion of U could occur via the U-Zr-O melt.

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Thermodynamic analysis for solidification path of simulated ex-vessel corium

Sato, Takumi; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki; Quaini, A.*; Gu$'e$neau, C.*

CALPHAD; Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry, 79, p.102481_1 - 102481_11, 2022/12

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0.01(Thermodynamics)

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An Investigation of the microstructure and phase composition of the Zr bearing metallic debris in a bypass channel of a BWR fuel after the exothermic reaction in the CLADS-MADE-04 test

Pshenichnikov, A.; Kurata, Masaki; Nagae, Yuji

Proceedings of International Topical Workshop on Fukushima Decommissioning Research (FDR2022) (Internet), 4 Pages, 2022/10

The CLADS-MADE-04 is the next test in the series aiming at understanding of the melt propagation behaviour in the lower core region. In this contribution, recent results of the post-test analysis including microstructure of metallic debris investigated by Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA) are discussed. During the test, melting of the control blade happened with sudden wave of strong heat release relatively slowly (several cm/min) spread from the hottest area downwards along the degrading control blade and channel box consuming the walls made of Zircaloy-4. A significant damage happened with the sample supporting plate as well. The investigation of microstructure of such metallic debris would allow understanding of a mechanism of enhanced local core degradation. The nature of strong heat release and possibility of spreading to the surrounding materials is to be confirmed after thorough phase identification by EPMA. The difference between Fe-B eutectic debris and Zr-Fe eutectic debris will be outlined. It is especially important for understanding of the lower core plate melt-through and a possibility of a Zr-Fe molten material progression into the lower plenum.

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Ten years of Fukushima Dai-ichi post-accident research on the degradation phenomenology of the BWR core components

Pshenichnikov, A.; Shibata, Hiroki; Yamashita, Takuya; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 59(3), p.267 - 291, 2022/03

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:29.53(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Raman investigation of the CLADS-MADE-02 test debris to confirm the mechanism of the volatile and non-volatile boron compounds formation

Pshenichnikov, A.; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki

Proceedings of TopFuel 2021 (Internet), 12 Pages, 2021/10

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A BWR control blade degradation observed in situ during a CLADS-MADE-02 test under Fukushima Dai-Ichi Unit 3 postulated conditions

Pshenichnikov, A.; Kurata, Masaki; Nagae, Yuji

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 58(9), p.1025 - 1037, 2021/09

 Times Cited Count:3 Percentile:43.41(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Features of a BWR neutron absorber melt relocation in an oxidative environment during the CLADS-MADE-02 test

Pshenichnikov, A.; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki

Proceedings of 28th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 28) (Internet), 7 Pages, 2021/08

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Comparison of the observed Fukushima Dai-ichi Unit 2 debris with simulated debris from the CLADS-MADE-01 control blade degradation test

Pshenichnikov, A.; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 58(4), p.416 - 425, 2021/04

 Times Cited Count:12 Percentile:83.10(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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On the degradation progression of a BWR control blade under high-temperature steam-starved conditions

Pshenichnikov, A.; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki

Mechanical Engineering Journal (Internet), 7(3), p.19-00503_1 - 19-00503_10, 2020/06

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Segregation behavior of Fe and Gd in molten corium during solidification progress

Sudo, Ayako; Meszaros, B.*; Poznyak, I.*; Sato, Takumi; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 533, p.152093_1 - 152093_8, 2020/05

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:43.68(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

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New research programme of JAEA/CLADS to reduce the knowledge gaps revealed after an accident at Fukushima-1; Introduction of boiling water reactor mock-up assembly degradation test programme

Pshenichnikov, A.; Kurata, Masaki; Bottomley, D.; Sato, Ikken; Nagae, Yuji; Yamazaki, Saishun

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 57(4), p.370 - 379, 2020/04

 Times Cited Count:12 Percentile:67.16(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Raman characterization of the simulated control blade debris to understand the boric compounds transformations during severe accidents

Pshenichnikov, A.; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki

Mechanical Engineering Journal (Internet), 7(2), p.19-00477_1 - 19-00477_8, 2020/04

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Oxidation kinetics of silicon carbide in steam at temperature range of 1400 to 1800$$^{circ}$$C studied by laser heating

Pham, V. H.; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki; Bottomley, D.; Furumoto, Kenichiro*

Journal of Nuclear Materials, 529, p.151939_1 - 151939_8, 2020/02

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 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:86.87(Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)

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Oxidation of silicon carbide in steam studied by laser heating

Pham, V. H.; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki; Furumoto, Kenichiro*; Sato, Hisaki*; Ishibashi, Ryo*; Yamashita, Shinichiro

Proceedings of International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference / Light Water Reactor Fuel Performance Conference (Global/Top Fuel 2019) (USB Flash Drive), p.670 - 674, 2019/09

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Fundamental study on segregation behavior in U-Zr-Fe-O system during solidification process

Sudo, Ayako; Mizusako, Fumiki*; Hoshino, Kuniyoshi*; Sato, Takumi; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki

Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai Wabun Rombunshi, 18(3), p.111 - 118, 2019/08

Cooling rate of molten core materials during solidification significantly affects the segregation of major constituents of fuel debris. To understand general tendency of the segregation, liquefaction/solidification tests of simulated corium (UO$$_{2}$$, ZrO$$_{2}$$, FeO, B$$_{4}$$C and sim-FP oxides) were performed. Simulated corium was heated up to 2600$$^{circ}$$C under Ar atmosphere and then cooled down with two different cooling processes; furnace cooling (average cooling rate is approximately 744$$^{circ}$$C/min) and slow cooling (cooling rate in 2600$$^{circ}$$C$$sim$$2300$$^{circ}$$C is 5$$^{circ}$$C/min and in 2300$$^{circ}$$C$$sim$$1120$$^{circ}$$C is approximately 788$$^{circ}$$C/min). Element analysis detected three oxide phases with different composition and one metal phase in both solidified samples. Solubility of FeO in these oxide phases was mostly fixed to be 12$$pm$$5at% in both samples, which is in reasonable accordance with the value estimated from UO$$_{2}$$-ZrO$$_{2}$$-FeO phase diagrams. However, a significant grain-growth of one oxide phase, rich in Zr-oxide, was detected only in the slowly cooled sample. The composition of this particular oxide phase is comparable to the initial average composition. The condensation is considered to be caused by the connection of remaining liquid agglomerates during slow solidification.

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Characterization of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Unit 2 sediments / debris based on the on-site video investigations in comparison to the debris obtained after integral CLADS-MADE-01 test

Pshenichnikov, A.; Kurata, Masaki; Nagae, Yuji

Dai-24-Kai Doryoku, Enerugi Gijutsu Shimpojiumu Koen Rombunshu (USB Flash Drive), 4 Pages, 2019/06

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Features of a control blade degradation observed ${it in situ}$ during severe accidents in boiling water reactors

Pshenichnikov, A.; Yamazaki, Saishun; Bottomley, D.; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 56(5), p.440 - 453, 2019/05

 Times Cited Count:15 Percentile:85.31(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Heterogeneity of BWR control blade degradation under steam-starved conditions

Pshenichnikov, A.; Yamazaki, Saishun; Nagae, Yuji; Kurata, Masaki

Proceedings of 27th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-27) (Internet), 8 Pages, 2019/05

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The Behaviour of materials in case of solidified absorber melt - oxidized BWR channel box interaction revealed after CLADS-MADE-01 test

Pshenichnikov, A.; Kurata, Masaki; Nagae, Yuji; Yamazaki, Saishun

Proceedings of International Topical Workshop on Fukushima Decommissioning Research (FDR 2019) (Internet), 4 Pages, 2019/05

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