Experimental investigation and SIMMER-III code modelling of LBE-water interaction in LIFUS5/Mod2 facility

A. Pesetti, A. Del Nevo, N. Forgione

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In the frame of the THINS Project, an experimental campaign was performed on LIFUS5/Mod2 facility at ENEA RC Brasimone, aiming to investigate the water-LBE interaction. Such a phenomenon occurs as consequence of a postulated Steam Generator Tube Rupture event in a HLMFR system. Four tests were performed injecting sub-cooled water at 40 bar into a reaction vessel partially filled by low pressure LBE at 400°C. The post-test activity was performed by the SIMMER-III code in order to improve the understanding of the involved phenomena and to confirm the code capabilities in simulating the water-LBE interaction. The calculated data showed a qualitatively agreement with the measured values and a faster reaction kinetics due to the modelling assumptions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119 - 126
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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