Evaluation of a preliminary safety concept for the HPLWR

Michele Andreani (Corresponding Author), Dietmar Bittermann, Philippe Marsault, Olivier Antoni, Andras Keresztúri, Marc Schlagenhaufer, Annalisa Manera, Malla Seppälä, Joona Kurki

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Abstract

The main safety functions considered in the preliminary concept for the High Performance Light Water Reactor (HPLWR) have been evaluated by means of a comprehensive set of analyses, which have been performed using system and coupled codes. The investigated scenarios addressed a variety of initiating events, including anticipated transients as well as accidents. The simulations performed show that for each class of transients at least one of the computational tools used in this project is adequate for preliminary assessment of the safety concept of the HPLWR. The analyses have shown that the proposed systems can be expected to be capable to provide all the safety functions. The open issues that remain to be addressed in future projects are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-77
Number of pages10
JournalProgress in Nuclear Energy
Volume55
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • High Performance Light Water Reactor (HPLWR)
  • thermal core
  • preliminary safety concept
  • code development
  • transient analyses

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Andreani, M., Bittermann, D., Marsault, P., Antoni, O., Keresztúri, A., Schlagenhaufer, M., ... Kurki, J. (2012). Evaluation of a preliminary safety concept for the HPLWR. Progress in Nuclear Energy, 55, 68-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnucene.2011.11.004
Andreani, Michele ; Bittermann, Dietmar ; Marsault, Philippe ; Antoni, Olivier ; Keresztúri, Andras ; Schlagenhaufer, Marc ; Manera, Annalisa ; Seppälä, Malla ; Kurki, Joona. / Evaluation of a preliminary safety concept for the HPLWR. In: Progress in Nuclear Energy. 2012 ; Vol. 55. pp. 68-77.
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Evaluation of a preliminary safety concept for the HPLWR. / Andreani, Michele (Corresponding Author); Bittermann, Dietmar; Marsault, Philippe; Antoni, Olivier; Keresztúri, Andras; Schlagenhaufer, Marc; Manera, Annalisa; Seppälä, Malla; Kurki, Joona.

In: Progress in Nuclear Energy, Vol. 55, 2012, p. 68-77.

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