CATHARE Assessment of PACTEL LOCA Experiments with Accident Management

Luben Sabotinov, Heikki Purhonen, Vesa Riikonen
2010 Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations  
This paper summarizes the analysis results of three PACTEL experiments, carried out with the advanced thermal-hydraulic system computer CATHARE 2 code as a part of the second work package WP2 (analytical work) of the EC project "Improved Accident Management of VVER nuclear power plants" (IMPAM-VVER). The three LOCA experiments, conducted on the Finnish test facility PACTEL (VVER-440 model), represent 7.4% cold leg breaks with combination of secondary bleed and primary bleed and feed and
more » ... t actuation modes of the passive safety injection. The code was used for both defining and analyzing the experiments, and to assess its capabilities in predicting the associated complex VVER-related phenomena. The code results are in reasonable agreement with the measurements, and the important physical phenomena are well predicted, although still further improvement and validation might be necessary.
doi:10.1155/2010/783204 fatcat:6p5yuhnkdnen3dagf52nbh7gqe