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Advances in Heat Transfer Engineering

ISSN:
1-56700-198-1 (Print)

THERMAL-HYDRAULIC ANALYSES OF PARTIAL GDH BREAK USING BEST-ESTIMATE CODE RELAP5

Algirdas Kaliatka
Laboratory of Nuclear Installation Safety, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Breslaujos 3, LT-44403 Kaunas, Lithuania

Rolandas Urbonas
Laboratory of Nuclear Installation Safety, Lithuanian Energy Institute Breslaujos 3, LT-44403 Kaunas, Lithuania

Virginijus Vileiniskis
Lithuanian Energy Institute, Laboratory of Nuclear Installation Safety, Breslaujos 3, LT-3035, Kaunas, Lithuania

Abstract

The paper presents the results of the thermal-hydraulic analyses of the postulated Group Distribution Header partial break at RBMK-1500 type reactor for different reactor operation stages: operable reactor and reactor during shutdown, when the amount of accumulated heat in the core is still sufficiently high, however the protection system preventing the core from low flow is deactivated. For both cases the uncertainty analysis is performed. Results of the analyses show that the reactor core will be reliable cooled in the case of partial GDH break for all possible reactor stages and core power.