Trace code validation for BWR spray cooling injection and CCFL condition based on GÖTA facility experiments

Stefano Racca, Tomasz Kozlowski

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Best estimate codes have been used in the past thirty years for the design, licensing, and safety of NPP. Nevertheless, large efforts are necessary for the qualification and the assessment of such codes. The aim of this work is to study the main phenomena involved in the emergency spray cooling injection in a Swedish-designed BWR. For this purpose, data from the Swedish separate effect test facility GÖTA have been simulated using TRACE version 5.0 Patch 2. Furthermore, uncertainty calculations have been performed with the propagation of input errors method, and the identification of the input parameters that mostly influence the peak cladding temperature has been performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number282987
JournalScience and Technology of Nuclear Installations
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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