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3D EVKLID/V2 Code Aided Simulation of Severe Accidents

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When fuel rods melt during a severe accident, the movement of the structural and fuel materials along fuel assemblies can be spatially non-uniform, so that a three-dimensional thermohydraulic model is implemented in the EVKLID/V2 code as part of the HYDRA-IBRAE/LM module. The transport of the same sets of components and their mixtures as in the one-dimensional version of the HYDRA-IBRAE/LM module can be calculated in the model: liquid sodium, sodium vapor or vapor-gas mixture of sodium vapor and non-condensable gases, solid lead, liquid lead, solid uranium dioxide, liquid uranium dioxide, hard stainless steel, liquid stainless steel, steel vapor. The three-dimensional model is implemented in a cylindrical coordinate system, which makes it easier to include the geometric dimensions and parameters of a particular fuel assembly (number and diameter of fuel rods, lattice pitch, and others) and the core. A description is given of the basic system of equations describing the motion of the components of the destroyed core in the three-dimensional r–z–φ geometry, and its numerical realization. Examples of test calculations showing the serviceability of the model are presented.

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Translated from Atomnaya Énergiya, Vol. 127, No. 1, pp. 3–8, July, 2019.

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Usov, E.V., Butov, A.A., Chukhno, V.I. et al. 3D EVKLID/V2 Code Aided Simulation of Severe Accidents. At Energy 127, 1–7 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10512-019-00575-5

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