Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2008, Article ID 479673, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/479673
Research Article

Use of the Natural Circulation Flow Map for Natural Circulation Systems Evaluation

Department of Mechanical, Nuclear and Production Engineering, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy

Received 26 August 2007; Accepted 17 December 2007

Academic Editor: Dilip Saha

Copyright © 2008 M. Cherubini et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. F. D'Auria, G. M. Galassi, P. Vigni, and A. Calastri, “Scaling of natural circulation in PWR systems,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 132, no. 2, pp. 187–205, 1991. View at Google Scholar
  2. F. D'Auria, G. M. Galassi, and M. Ingegneri, “Evaluation of the data base from high power and low power small break LOCA counterpart tests performed in LOBI, SPES, BETHSY and LSTF facilities,” Tech. Rep. NT 237(94), DCMN, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, November 1994. View at Google Scholar
  3. Y. Kukita and K. Tasaka, “Single-phase natural circulation in pressurized water reactor under degraded secondary cooling conditions,” in ASME Winter Annual Meeting, vol. 115, pp. 77–83, San Francisco, Calif, USA, December 1989.
  4. N. Aksan, F. D'Auria, H. Glaeser, R. Pochard, C. Richards, and A. Sjoberg, “Separate effects test matrix for thermal-hydraulic codes validation: phenomena characterisation and selection of facilities and tests,” Tech. Rep. OCDE/GD (94) 82, OECD/CSNI, Paris, France, January 1995. View at Google Scholar
  5. F. D'Auria and G. M. Galassi, “Flowrate and density oscillations during two-phase natural circulation in PWR typical conditions,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 122, no. 1–3, pp. 209–218, 1990. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  6. J. C. Ferreri, O. Mazzantini, M. A. Ventura, R. D. Rosso, and F. D'Auria, “Natural circulation in the CNA-I PHWR NPP—characterization based on flow maps,” in Proceedings of the 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-10), Seoul, Korea, October 2003.
  7. F. D'Auria, M. Frogheri, and M. Leonardi, “Natural circulation performance in western type and eastern type PWR,” in Simulator MultiConference, San Diego, Calif, USA, April 1994.
  8. F. D'Auria, G. M. Galassi, and M. Frogheri, “Natural circulation performance in nuclear power plants,” in Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Croatian Nuclear Society, p. 213, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 1998.
  9. F. D'Auria, M. Frogheri, and U. Monasterolo, “Removable power by natural circulation in PWR systems,” in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE '97), vol. 1, p. 9, Nice, France, May 1997.
  10. M. Cherubini, F. D'Auria, J. C. Ferreri, and O. Mazzantini, “RELAP5 simulation of a natural circulation test in the PSB-VVER test facility,” in Proceedings of the 11th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-11), Avignon, France, October 2005, paper 542.
  11. A. Prosek, B. Mavko, and F. D'Auria, “Quantitative analysis of RD-14M large LOCA test B9401 calculations,” 2004, IJS delovno poročilo, 8819. View at Google Scholar
  12. F. D'Auria, B. Gabaraev, V. Radkevitch et al., “Thermal-hydraulic performance of primary system of RBMK in case of accidents,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 238, no. 4, pp. 904–924, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar