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Title
A Look at Alternate Core Disruption Accidents in LMFBRs.
File
PB267577.pdf
Author(s)
Chan, C. K.; Min, T. K.; Okrent, D.
Source
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. Div. of Reactor Safety Research.; National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., May 1977, 66 p.
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Systems analysis; Breeder reactors; Heat transfer; Liquid metal fast breeder reactors; Nuclear reactor accidents; Piping systems; Mathematical models; Bubbles; Reactor cores