Title: Status and Prospects of Resolution of the Vapour Explosion Issue in Light Water Reactors
Authors: MAGALLON Daniel
Citation: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY vol. 41 no. 5 p. 603-616
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC51606
ISSN: 1738-5733
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC51606
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The past two decades were mainly devoted to model validation and computer code verification against global corium experiments, code application to reactor situations, and investigation of the role of melt properties in steam explosion energetics. Corium data were essentially provided by JRC-Ispra in the FARO and KROTOS facilities and by KAERI in the TROI facility. Verification of code applicability to reactor situations was performed essentially in the frame of the international OECD/SERENA programme. The paper makes a synthesis of the findings made during the above-mentioned period and expresses a personal view of the author with respect to the progress made and expected for the resolution of the steam explosion issue for light water reactors.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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