This note provides an evaluation of the ASTEC V0.2 code capability in simulating typical severe accident scenarios. One base case (the H2 sequence) has been chosen. Afterwards, different accident evolutions are studied with the aim of testing the code in extreme conditions: e.g.assuming, at the vessel failure, either a high or a low vessel pressure,various degrees of hydrogen combustion, etc.. The analysis is accomplished using ASTEC V0.2 code in a multi-compartment(four compartments) mode. Main conclusions are: an acceptable computing time (it increases with the number of compartments and with the activation of modules as the combustion one, as well as with the size of compartment junctions) and, after some model corrections, an improvement of code robustness. The target is to provide a data base in order to judge the ASTEC v0.2 code physical model behaviour by comparing current ASTEC predictions to similar ones obtained by ESCADRE mod1.2 (mono-compartment mode).

Detaild Analysis of a H2 Sequence on a PWR 900 with ASTECv0.2 Code: Preliminary Comparisohn with ESCADRE Mod1.2

1999

Abstract

This note provides an evaluation of the ASTEC V0.2 code capability in simulating typical severe accident scenarios. One base case (the H2 sequence) has been chosen. Afterwards, different accident evolutions are studied with the aim of testing the code in extreme conditions: e.g.assuming, at the vessel failure, either a high or a low vessel pressure,various degrees of hydrogen combustion, etc.. The analysis is accomplished using ASTEC V0.2 code in a multi-compartment(four compartments) mode. Main conclusions are: an acceptable computing time (it increases with the number of compartments and with the activation of modules as the combustion one, as well as with the size of compartment junctions) and, after some model corrections, an improvement of code robustness. The target is to provide a data base in order to judge the ASTEC v0.2 code physical model behaviour by comparing current ASTEC predictions to similar ones obtained by ESCADRE mod1.2 (mono-compartment mode).
Analisi sistemi e di sicurezza
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12079/6556
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
social impact