Development of one-way-coupling methodology between severe accident integral code MELCOR and Monte Carlo neutron transport code SERPENT

Piotr Darnowski , K. Potapczyk , Michał Gatkowski , Grzegorz Niewiński


A SARCAM (Severe Accident Re-Criticality Assessment Methods) code is under development. It allows data exchange between Severe Accident integral computer code MELCOR and Monte Carlo neutron transport code SERPENT. The basic purpose of this framework is a systematic assessment of the neutron multiplication properties of the molten corium, debris and core remnants, during and after a severe accident in a light water reactor. The paper describes the current status of the methodology development for the lower plenum calculations and provides simulations (test) results for the BWR reactor based on the Fukushima Unit 3 (1F3) design.
Author Piotr Darnowski ITC
Piotr Darnowski,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
, K. Potapczyk
K. Potapczyk,,
, Michał Gatkowski ITC
Michał Gatkowski,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
, Grzegorz Niewiński ITC
Grzegorz Niewiński,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
Pages 207-213
Publication size in sheets90.3
Book Taler J., Mohamad A., Benim A.C. (eds.): SELECTED PAPERS FROM IX INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER (ICCHMT2016), Procedia Engineering, vol. 157, 2016, Elsevier B.V., 496 p.
Keywords in English Severe Accident; Recriticality; Monte Carlo; MELCOR; SERPENT; SARCAM
Languageen angielski
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