Analysis of Severe Accidents in Spent Fuel Pool of Fukushima Daiichi NPP Using MELCOR 1.8.6 Computer Code
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Keywords

spent fuel pool, computer model, MELCOR1.8.6, severe accident

How to Cite

Kotsuba, O., Vorobyov, Y., Zhabin, O., & Gumenyk, D. (2016). Analysis of Severe Accidents in Spent Fuel Pool of Fukushima Daiichi NPP Using MELCOR 1.8.6 Computer Code. Nuclear and Radiation Safety, (4(72), 13-20. https://doi.org/10.32918/nrs.2016.4(72).02

Abstract

The paper presents specific approaches to modeling the spent fuel pool (SFP) of Fukushima Daiichi NPP and results of thermohydraulic calculations of severe accidents in SFP using MELCOR 1.8.6 computer code. The dynamics of main processes accompanying severe accident progression in SFP of such a type was defined based on computer analysis. Obtained results may be used to improve available SFP computer models to receive more reliable data on the progression of emergency processes in NPP SFPs.

https://doi.org/10.32918/nrs.2016.4(72).02
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