publication . Other literature type . Article . Conference object . 2020

ESFR SMART project conceptual design of in-vessel core catcher

Guidez, Joel; Gerschenfeld, Antoine; Bodi, Janos; Mikityuk, Konstantin; Alvarez-Velarde, Francisco; Romojaro, Pablo; Diaz-Chiron, U.;
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  • Published: 08 Nov 2020
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
Even before Fukushima accident occurred, the safety authorities have required that new power plant designs must take into account beyond design-basis accidents including possible core meltdown. Among the mitigation strategies, the corium retention must be ensured, so a core catcher is implemented in the design of the Generation IV Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor. An internal core catcher within the vessel (in-vessel retention) is the option chosen for the European Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor investigated in the H2020 ESFR-SMART project. The new core investigated in ESFR SMART with lower void effect has a better behavior in case of severe accident. The use of passive c...
Subjects
free text keywords: generation-iv nuclear system, safety, severe accident mitigation, lcsh:Physics, lcsh:QC1-999
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EC| ESFR-SMART
Project
ESFR-SMART
European Sodium Fast Reactor Safety Measures Assessment and Research Tools
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 754501
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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