- A Look at Alternate Core Disruption Accidents in LMFBRs.
- Chan, C. K.; Min, T. K.; Okrent, D.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. Div. of Reactor Safety Research.; National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.,
- This report explores in preliminary fashion the course of a postulated accident scenario in an LMFBR involving rupture of all piping connected to the reactor vessel in the event of an earthquake (or an equivalent scenario involving both loss of heat removal and system rupture). The core is successfully shut down but decay heat imposes a threat to core integrity.
- Systems analysis; Breeder reactors; Heat transfer; Liquid metal fast breeder reactors; Nuclear reactor accidents; Piping systems; Mathematical models; Bubbles; Reactor cores