PRE-TEST CFD SIMULATIONS OF GIDROPRESS MIXING FACILITY EXPERIMENTS USING ANSYS CFX
17th Symposium of AER on VVER Reactor Physics and Reactor Safety (2007, Yalta, Crimea (Ukraine, back then))
CORE SURVEILLANCE AND MONITORING. CFD ANALYSIS
The main objective for the quantification of the fluid mixing in the downcomer and the lower plenum is the demonstration of the safety of the nuclear plant during non-symmetrical transients. This concerns two main topics: The risk of brittle fracture of the Reactor Pressure Vessel (RPV) due to Pressurized Thermal Shock (PTS) and the risk of core reactivity excursion during non-symmetrical transient such as Main Steam Line Breaks (MSLB) or Boron Dilution Transients (BDT). These scenarios are studied in the 1:5 scaled VVER-1000 reactor model at OKB ?Gidropress? in the framework of a TACIS project: ?Development of safety analysis capabilities for VVER-1000 transients involving spatial variations of coolant properties (temperature or boron concentration) at core inlet?.