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Welcome to the inaugural edition of the new Nuclear News! What you are seeing is truly the product of a team effort, led by our Director of Publications John Fabian and veteran Editor-in-Chief Rick Michal, to fundamentally reimagine the way we bring you news and insights from the wide world of nuclear science and technology. Nuclear News has always been the flagship publication of the American Nuclear Society, but in recent decades our visual format has gotten a little, well . . . long in the tooth.
Jamal Al Zain, O. El Hajjaji, T. El Bardouni, Y. Boulaich
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 193 | Number 11 | November 2019 | Pages 1276-1289
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1622927
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This study aims to evaluate a simplified one-dimensional thermal-hydraulic module (THM) established by the DRAGON5/DONJON5 codes that allow a multiphysics study of the Syrian Miniature Neutron Source Research (MNSR) reactor both in steady-state and transient conditions. The purpose of this paper is therefore to describe the THM, fully integrated and implanted in DONJON5 to allow coupling with neutronic modules existing in the same code and to perform steady-state thermal-hydraulic and safety analyses of the reactor. Then we compare the results given by the THM with the results obtained by the Program for the Analysis of REactor Transients (PARET)/Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) thermal-hydraulic code. In order to validate our PARET/ANL and the THM in DONJON5, the fuel center temperature as a function of core power was calculated and compared with the corresponding values of the PARET code. Moreover, we have calculated the departure from nucleate boiling ratio. The comparison of the results of this study showed a good correlation between the values obtained with the THM and the thermal-hydraulic PARET/ANL code.