Evaporation over Sump Surface in Containment Studies: Code Validation on TOSQAN Tests
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30

Presented at:
2011 September 25-30
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
B2-1 Computational Multi-Fluid Dynamics and Validation/Verification/Applications

Jeanne Malet (IRSN)
Thomas Gelain (IRSN)
Olivier Degrees Du Lou (IRSN/ENSAM)
Virginie Daru (ENSAM/LIMSI)


During the course of a severe accident in a Nuclear Power Plant, water can be collected in the sump containment through steam condensation on walls and spray systems activation. The objective of this paper is to present code validation on evaporative sump tests performed on the TOSQAN facility. The ASTEC-CPA code is used as a lumped-parameter code and specific user-defined-functions are developed for the TONUS-CFD code. The tests are air-steam tests, as well as tests with other non-condensable gases (He, CO2 and SF6) under steady and transient conditions. The results show a good agreement between codes and experiments, indicating a good behaviour of the sump models in both codes.

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