Counterpart experimental study of ISP-42 PANDA tests on PUMA facility

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Author(s)

  • Jun Yang
  • Sung-Won Choi
  • Jaehyok Lim
  • Doo-Yong Lee
  • Somboon Rassame
  • Mamoru Ishii

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-257
Journal / PublicationNuclear Engineering and Design
Volume258
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A counterpart test to the Passive Nachwärmeabfuhr und Druckabbau Test Anlage (Passive Decay Heat Removal and Depressurization Test Facility, PANDA) International Standard Problem (ISP)-42 test was conducted at the Purdue University Multi-Dimensional Integral Test Assembly (PUMA) facility. Aimed to support code validation on a range of light water reactor (LWR) containment issues, the ISP-42 test consists of six sequential phases (Phases A-F) with separately defined initial and boundary conditions, addressing different stages of anticipated accident scenario and system responses. The counterpart test was performed from Phases A to D, which are within the scope of the normal integral tests performed on the PUMA facility. A scaling methodology was developed by using the PANDA facility as prototype and PUMA facility as test model, and an engineering scaling has been applied to the PUMA facility. The counterpart test results indicated that functions of passive safety systems, such as passive containment cooling system (PCCS) start-up, gravity-driven cooling system (GDCS) discharge, PCCS normal operation and overload function were confirmed in both the PANDA and PUMA facilities with qualitative similarities. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • GDCS, ISP-42, PANDA, PCCS, PUMA

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Citation Format(s)

Counterpart experimental study of ISP-42 PANDA tests on PUMA facility. / Yang, Jun; Choi, Sung-Won; Lim, Jaehyok et al.
In: Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 258, 2013, p. 249-257.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review