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Maintaining RIPB in commercial LWRs
The new standard ANSI/ANS-30.3-2022, Light Water Reactor Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Design, has just been issued by the American Nuclear Society. Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on July 21, 2022, the standard provides requirements for the incorporation of risk-informed, performance-based (RIPB) principles and methods into the nuclear safety design of commercial light water reactors. The process described in this standard establishes a minimum set of process requirements the designer must follow in order to meet the intent of this standard and appropriately combine deterministic, probabilistic, and performance-based methods during design development.
S. Chatzidakis, A. Ikonomopoulos, S. E. Day
Nuclear Technology | Volume 177 | Number 1 | January 2012 | Pages 119-131
Technical Paper | Thermal Hydraulics | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT12-A13332
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This study presents numerical modeling of the SPERT-IV D-12/25 tests, a series of reactivity insertion, self-limiting, transients for a variety of coolant flow conditions. The PARET-ANL code is used to simulate the system response under these reactivity-initiated accident conditions and estimate the measured damage-indicating parameters - including the cladding temperature - using three departure from nucleate boiling (DNB) correlations, namely, those of Tong, Mirshak, and Bernath. The main objective of this sensitivity analysis is to identify, through performance measures, the DNB correlation influence on the prediction of the transient behavior. It appears that for reactivity insertions >1.20 $, the predicted transient behavior varies significantly depending on the applied DNB correlation. In addition, this study discusses the degree of conservatism introduced by each DNB correlation in the peak clad temperature estimates.