Testing Special TRACE5 Models Applied to SBLOCA Scenarios
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30


Presented at:
NURETH-14
2011 September 25-30
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
B13-2 Development, Assessment and Applications of TRACE

Authors:
Sergio Gallardo (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)
Gumersindo Verdú (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)
Andrea Querol (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)
  

Abstract

In the Small Break Loss-Of-Coolant Accident (SBLOCA) scenarios there are important physical phenomena that affect the behaviour of the whole system. The aim of this work is to test some special models of TRACE5 applied to SBLOCA transients in the frame of the OECD/ROSA Project Test 1-2, simulating a small break LOCA in the hot leg. The special models tested have been: the Offtake model for stratified flow in a horizontal pipe and the Counter-Current Flow Limit model (Wallis and Kutateladze options) to reproduce reflux condensation in U-tubes of steam generators.

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