Safety of Thermal Water Reactors: Proceedings of a Seminar on the Results of the European Communities' Indirect Action Research Programme on Safety of Thermal Water Reactors, held in Brussels, 1–3 October 1984

Front Cover
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 613 pages
The European Community's Indirect Action Research Programme on the Safety of Thermal Water Reactors had as main obj ectives to execute useful fundamental research, complementary and confirmatory to on-going work in national programmes, and to improve collaboration and exchange of inform ation between laboratories in the Member States. The Seminar was aimed to report on work performed during the last five years and to identify useful further research areas with a tentative assessment of the state of the art for future work in certain issues of LWR-safety. The results obtained in 33 research projects executed in different national laboratories of the European Community were presented, evaluated and discussed, together with a number of invited papers on topics related to the research programme. Topics covered mainly within 3 distinct research areas or sub-programmes: Research Area A: The loss of coolant accident (LOCA) and the func tioning and performance of the emergency core cooling system (ECCS). Fundamental work on thermalhydraulics and heat transfer during refill and reflood of an uncovered core after a LOCA. Research Area B: The protection of nuclear power plants against external gas cloud explosions. Study of the impact on plant structure and systems of external explosions of dense combustible gas clouds due to accidental releases of hydro carbons in the vicinity of the plant. Research Area C: The release and distribution of radioactive fission products in the atmosphere following a reactor accident.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
4
The CEC Indirect Action Research Programme Safety
19
Studies on the effects of blockage upon LWR emergency
37
Session A2
49
Out of pile ballooning and bursting tests on Zircaloy
79
General discussion on sessions A1 and A2
97
Fluid dynamic effects in the fuel element top nozzle
115
Study of rewetting and quench phenomena by single
125
Nigon CEACENG
175
Session B1
177
Aspects of the dispersion of denserthanair vapours
197
Computer processing of visual records from the Thorney
213
Transition from slow deflagration to detonation
223
On the propagation of the pressure pulse due to
241
Session B3
253
Walidation of blast simulation codes and experimental
269

Heat transfer to a dispersed twophase flow and detailed
135
Se ssion A4
151
The role of experiments in the development
165
Characterization of the pressure field induced by
281
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information