Title: Investigation of thermal-hydraulic transient analysis of hot fuel rod in the pump failure accident

Authors: M.M. Sadeghiazad; Farzad Choobdar Rahim

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia, Iran

Abstract: This study is a thermodynamic analysis of the Bushehr water-water energetic reactor sub-channels of the reactor's core fuel assemblies in Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. In the transient state, modified COBRA-EN code was used for the failure of one of the cooling pumps. Among the channels in the reactor's core fuel assemblies that are used to cool the core, there is a channel that has a maximum power factor that is known as the hottest channel. It is very important to thermodynamically investigate this channel to determine the cooling features of the reactor's core. Finally, the numerical modelling results were compared to the reported safety results of Bushehr plant's reactor in final safety analysis reports.

Keywords: thermal-hydraulics; COBRA-EN code; fuel assemblies; sub-channel method; transient state; VVER-1000 reactor.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNEST.2020.10039037

International Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology, 2020 Vol.14 No.3, pp.264 - 279

Received: 22 Feb 2020
Accepted: 10 Feb 2021

Published online: 23 Jun 2021 *

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