Title: The Phebus Fission Product and Source Term International Programmes
Authors: CLEMENT Bernard
Other Contributors: ZEYEN ROLAND
Citation: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology - Jahrestagung Kerntechnik - Tagungsbericht Proceedings
Publisher: INFORUM Verlags- und Verwaltungsgeschellschaft mbH
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC33649
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC33649
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Since the TMI2 accident in 1979, an important international effort has been made in research on severe accidents, involving integral experiments, separate-effect tests and model developments. The international Phébus FP programme, initiated in 1988, has played and is still playing an important role in this landscape. After a short description of the facility and of the test matrix, the main outcomes and results of the first four integral tests are provided and shortly analysed. Several results were unexpected and some are of importance for safety analyses, particularly concerning fuel degradation, cladding oxidation, chemical form of some fission products, especially iodine, effect of control rod materials on degradation and chemistry, iodine behaviour in the containment.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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