Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations

In-Vessel and Ex-Vessel Corium Stabilization in Light Water Reactor


Publishing date
01 Aug 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
23 Mar 2018

Lead Editor

1Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

2The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

3Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany


In-Vessel and Ex-Vessel Corium Stabilization in Light Water Reactor

Description

Since the Fukushima accidents, severe accident mitigation as a last protective barrier of nuclear disasters is of a great concern for the public acceptance. A lot of efforts have been made to resolve the severe accident mitigation issues during the several decades. Corium stabilization inside and outside the reactor vessel, one of the issues with a great progress, is a key to securing the safety of Light Water Reactor from the point of view of severe accident mitigation and containment integrity. It is noted that several organizations in the world are still doing a lot of researches for the final resolution of this issue and international workshops are actively held often. This special issue of the journal aims at providing high quality articles containing original research results and will let the readers of this journal know more about recent research results and new developments in this area.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • In-vessel accident progression
  • In-vessel corium pool stratification and cooling
  • Interaction of corium and vessel material
  • Lower vessel failure mechanism
  • Ex-vessel steam explosion
  • MCCI and basemat failure
  • Ex-vessel particulate bed spreading and formation
  • Ex-vessel corium pool cooling
  • Ex-vessel corium retention and stabilization (core catcher)
  • Severe accident sequence analysis

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3918150
  • - Editorial

In-Vessel and Ex-Vessel Corium Stabilization in Light Water Reactor

Hwan Yeol Kim | Sevostian Bechta | ... | Seong Wan Hong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8623985
  • - Research Article

Effect of Subcooling on Pool Boiling of Water from Sintered Copper Microporous Coating at Different Orientations

Seongchul Jun | Jinsub Kim | ... | Hwan Yeol Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5936214
  • - Research Article

A Conceptual Approach to Eliminate Bypass Release of Fission Products by In-Containment Relief Valve under SGTR Accident

Taeseok Kim | Wonjun Choi | ... | Sung Joong Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7162387
  • - Research Article

Modelling of Severe Accident and In-Vessel Melt Retention Possibilities in BWR Type Reactor

Mindaugas Valinčius | Tadas Kaliatka | ... | Eugenijus Ušpuras
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5706409
  • - Research Article

Effect of Molten Corium Behavior Uncertainty on the Severe Accident Progress

Wonjun Choi | Taeseok Kim | ... | Sung Joong Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3106039
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Steam Explosion under Conditions of Partially Flooded Cavity and Submerged Reactor Vessel

Sang Ho Kim | Seong-Wan Hong | Rae-Joon Park
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
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