RETRAN-02 Analysis of Ginna Nuclear Power Plant’s Steam Generator Tube Rupture Accident

  • W. G. Choe
  • Y. Matsui
  • Y. Yabushita
  • M. Fakuchi


A thermal-hydraulic evaluation was performed based on the R. E. Ginna steam generator tube rupture accident, which occurred on January 25, 1982(1, 2). The evaluation used the reactor system thermal-hydraulic computer code, RETRAN-02 (3). The objectives of the analysis were the following:
  1. 1)

    to assess the capability of the RETRAN code to predict the response for this type of transient and

  2. 2)

    to illustrate a modeling technique by the development of a RETRAN data deck for the R. E. Ginna plant; the data deck was developed based on the available data and a generic Westinghouse design for a two-loop pressurized water reactor.



Steam Generator Secondary Side Steam Generator Tube Tube Rupture Isolation Valve 
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    “NRC Report on the January 25, 1982, Steam Generator Tube Rupture at R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant,” NUREG-0909, April 1982.Google Scholar
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    J. McFadden et al., “RETRAN-02: A Program for Transient Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis of Complex Fluid Flow Systems,” Vols. 1-3, EPRI #NP-1850-CCM-5, Electric Power Research Institute, April 1981.Google Scholar
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    W. G. Choe and Y. Matsui, “Ginna Accident Analysis by Using RETRAN-02 Computer Code,” Presented at the 1982 Fall Meeting of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, October 1982.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. G. Choe
    • 1
  • Y. Matsui
    • 2
  • Y. Yabushita
    • 2
  • M. Fakuchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Energy IncorporatedIdaho FallsUSA
  2. 2.Nippon Energy IncorporatedTokyoJapan

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