Validation and benchmarking in support of ITER-FEAT safety analysis

L.N. Topilski, X. Masson, M.T. Porfiri, T. Pinna, L.-L. Sponton, J. Andersen, K. Takase, R. Kurihara, P. Sardain, C. Girard

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Abstract

This paper briefly describes the codes used for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) safety analysis, including some information on their validation status, and summarizes some examples of validation and verification (V & V). V & V information is provided for the codes involved in accident analyses dealing with water coolant ingress into the vacuum vessel. Results obtained by the MELCOR and INTRA codes, and the ISAS system, are compared with the test results of the integrated ICE facility simulating water coolant ingress into the vacuum vessel. Benchmark calculation results of the MELCOR, INTRA, and ISAS were compared with the results from other codes like PAX, CONSEN, TRAC-BF1, CATHARE. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627 - 633
Number of pages7
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume54
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Topilski, L. N., Masson, X., Porfiri, M. T., Pinna, T., Sponton, L-L., Andersen, J., ... Girard, C. (2001). Validation and benchmarking in support of ITER-FEAT safety analysis. Fusion Engineering and Design, 54(3-4), 627 - 633. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0920-3796(00)00575-5