Simulation of Transients with DRUFAN

  • W. Pointner
  • F. Steinhoff
  • K. Wolfert


DRUFAN — a computer code developed at the Gesellschaft für Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) is being utilized to analyze the blowdown period of large, medium and small leaks as well as selected anticipated and abnormal plant transients. The code has been assessed extensively by the analysis of various separate effects tests and integral system tests. In the framework of DRUFAN assessment the LOFT tests L6-5, simulating the complete loss of feedwater, and L6-8C-1, simulating a steam generator tube rupture, have been analyzed.

L6-5 has been analyzed predominantly to assess the DRUFAN steam generator simulation capability for steady state and transient conditions, good agreement between measured and calculated results was achieved. The parameters influencing strongest the transient have been identified.

The analysis of L6-8C-1 contributes to the assessment of the DRUFAN system behaviour simulation capability, especially to the simulation capability of the recovery procedure with pressurizer spray and high pressure injection. Good agreement between experiment and calculation could be attained. The parameters controlling the recovery procedure were varied and the influence of these parameters on the system behaviour were quantified.


Steam Generator Cold Spray High Pressure Injection Secondary Side Pressurizer Spray 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Pointner
    • 1
  • F. Steinhoff
    • 1
  • K. Wolfert
    • 1
  1. 1.Gesellschaft für Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbHGarchingGermany

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