Assessments of FLECHT SEASET Unblocked Forced Reflood Tests Using RELAP5/MOD3

RELAP5/MOD3 코드를 이용한 FLECHT SEASET의 강제 재관수 실험에 대한 평가

  • Published : 1992.09.01


FLECHT SEASET unblocked forced reflood tests are assessed using Apollo version of RELAP5/MOD3 5M5. The main purpose of the study is to examine the code predictability under forced reflood conditions having different initial power levels and flooding rates. Among various test matrices, the assessment calculations are performed for the test numbers 31701 31302, 31203, 31805, 34524, 31021, 34006 and 35807 These have been selected because they have similar initial conditions but different initial peak rod powers or flooding rates. In addition, various sensitivity calculations are performed for test number 31203 on the improved models of RELAP5/MOD3. Those are for the effect of Counter Current Flow Limit (CCFL) option at the outlet junction of the test section, for the effect of grid modelling on the interfacial drag calculations as well as on the heat structure calculations, and for the effect of nodalization and the time step size. The results of sensitivity studies show that the improved models of RELAP5/MOD3 enhance the code predictability. The assessment results show that the RELAP5/MOD3 has a tendency to underpredict the turn around temperature and the turn around time. But RELAP5/MOD3 silghtly overpredicts the turn around temperature for high flooding rate. The results also show that the calculated quenching by RELAP5/MOD3 is delayed with the increase of the rod power or the decrease of the flooding rate.