The modeling of complex transients in nuclear power plants (NPP) remains a challenging topic for best estimate three-dimensional coupled code computational tools. This technique is, nowadays, extensively used since it allows decreasing conservatism in the calculation models and performs more realistic simulation and more precise consideration of multidimensional effects under complex transients in NPPs. Therefore, large international activities are in progress aiming to assess the capabilities of coupled codes and the new frontiers for the nuclear technology that could be opened by this technique. In the current paper, a contribution to the assessment and validation of coupled code technique through the Kozloduy VVER100 pump trip test is performed. For this purpose, the coupled RELAP5/3.3-PARCS/2.6 code is used. The code results were assessed against experimental data. Deviations between code predictions and measurements are mainly due to the used models for evaluating and modeling of the Doppler feedback effect. Further investigations through the use of two “antagonist” uncertainty GRS and the CIAU methods, were considered in order to evaluate and quantify the origin of the observed discrepancies. It was revealed on one hand that relative error quantiﬁcation discrepancies exist between the two approaches, and further enhancements for both methods are needed.
|Autori:||BOUSBIA SALAH A; KLIEM S; ROHDE U; D'AURIA F.; PETRUZZI A|
|Titolo:||Uncertainty and sensitivity analyses of the Kozloduy pump trip test using coupled Thermal-Hydraulic 3D Kinetics code|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|