Validation and Application of TRACE for Transient Analysis of a German BWR Plant
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30

Presented at:
2011 September 25-30
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
B13-1 Development, Assessment and Applications of TRACE

Victor Sánchez Espinoza (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology)
Marc Thieme (TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH)
Wolfgang Tietsch (WEG)


The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is participating on CAMP to validate TRACE for LWR transient analysis. The validation of safety-relevant heat transfer models of TRACE, data BFBT bundle tests are available for institutions taking part on international OECD/NEA Benchmarks. In the first step, the BWR-relevant models of TRACE were validated using experimental data. Then, an integral plant model of a German BWR of Type-72 was developed using the multidimensional VESSEL- component of TRACE to simulate a plant events such as the TUSA. In this paper, the validation work, the plant modeling and selected results will be presented and discussed.

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