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Anticipated and Abnormal Plant Transients in Light Water Reactors

Volume 1

  • Pamela L. Lassahn
  • Debu Majumdar
  • George F. Brockett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Transients — Abnormal and Otherwise

    1. Joseph M. Hendrie
      Pages 1-11
  3. Significance of Operational Transients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-14
    2. C. Frederick Sears
      Pages 29-34
    3. A. D. Rossin, Gary L. Vine
      Pages 45-52
    4. Pamela L. Lassahn, Debu Majumdar, George F. Brockett
      Pages 53-56
  4. Plant Transient Experience Base

  5. Anatomy of Selected Operational Transients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-132
    2. Robert C. Mecredy
      Pages 133-142
    3. Ron Colombo
      Pages 143-151
    4. Robert E. Hall, John L. Boccio, William J. Luckas
      Pages 163-172
    5. E. J. Stubbe, J. M. Chalant, H. Michiels, H. Sablon
      Pages 183-192
    6. Pamela L. Lassahn, Debu Majumdar, George F. Brockett
      Pages 193-201
  6. Specific Experience in Operational Transients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-204
    2. David J. Finnicum, Stuart A. Webster
      Pages 205-218
    3. Wayne D. Lanning, Robert R. Wunderlick
      Pages 239-247
    4. Pamela L. Lassahn, Debu Majumdar, George F. Brockett
      Pages 249-253
  7. Current Issues in Operational Transients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-256
    2. B. Chexal, T. Marston, T. Griesbach, J. Chao, B. Layman
      Pages 265-279
    3. Ausaf Husain, L. Schor, J. Ghaus
      Pages 281-293
    4. P. W. Baranowsky
      Pages 295-304
    5. Roger J. Mattson
      Pages 305-314
    6. A. B. Long, S. M. Divakaruni, R. B. Duffey
      Pages 315-327
    7. Laurence E. Phillips
      Pages 329-338
    8. Pamela L. Lassahn, Debu Majumdar, George F. Brockett
      Pages 339-343
  8. Analytical Methods for Transient Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-346
    2. S. M. Divakaruni, R. B. Duffey
      Pages 347-365
    3. W. Pointner, F. Steinhoff, K. Wolfert
      Pages 367-380
    4. Dennis R. Liles, John H. Mahaffey
      Pages 381-386
    5. L. P. Smith, S. M. Divakaruni, J.-P. Sursock, R. S. May, S. Levy, G. S. Deluba
      Pages 387-400
    6. A. Schaefer, J. E. Miró, G. Hoeppner, W. Frisch, R. Meissner, U. Gaal
      Pages 401-410
    7. C. Lee, T. Ito, P. B. Abramson
      Pages 411-423
    8. Pamela L. Lassahn, Debu Majumdar, George F. Brockett
      Pages 435-436
  9. Analytical Methods Assessment by Comparison to Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-438

About this book

Introduction

Over the last 30 years, reactor safety technology has evolved not so much from a need to recover from accidents or incidents, but primarily from many groups in the nuclear community asking hypo­ thetical, searching (what if) ~uestions. This ~uestioning has indeed paid off in establishing preventive measures for many types of events and potential accidents. Conditions, such as reactivity excursions, large break, loss of coolant, core melt, and contain­ ment integrity loss, to name a few, were all at one time topics of protracted discussions on hypothesized events. Historically, many of these have become multiyear, large-scale research programs aimed at resolving the "what ifs. " For the topic of anticipated and abnormal plant transients, how­ ever, the searching ~uestions and the research were not so prolific until the mid-1970s. At that time, probabilistic risk methodolo­ gies began to tell us we should change our emphasis in reactor safety research and development and focus more on small pipe breaks and plant transients. Three Mile Island punctuated that message in 1979. The plant transient topic area is a multidisciplinary subject involving not only the nuclear, fluid flow, and heat transfer technologies, but also the synergistics of these with the reactor control systems, the safety s;,"stems, operator actions, maintenance and even management and the economic considerations of a given plant.

Keywords

accident control control system development flow fluid fluid flow heat transfer management operator pipe research safety technology water

Editors and affiliations

  • Pamela L. Lassahn
    • 1
  • Debu Majumdar
    • 2
  • George F. Brockett
    • 3
  1. 1.Science Applications, Inc.Idaho FallsUSA
  2. 2.Department of EnergyIdaho FallsUSA
  3. 3.Intermountain Technologies, Inc.Idaho FallsUSA

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