2018 Fall Meeting

Presentation information

Oral presentation

III. Fission Energy Engineering » 304-1 Thermal Hydraulics, Energy Conversion, Energy Transfer, Energy Storage

[1H09-12] Melt Behavior 2

Wed. Sep 5, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:50 PM Room H (B32 -B Building)

Chair:Kei Ito(Kyoto Univ.)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

[1H10] Deepening Understanding of Ex-Vessel Corium Behavior by Multi-Physics Modeling

(5) Three-Dimensional Melt Spreading behavior in Complex Structure of Pedestal Floor

*Masahiro Furuya1, Akifumi Yamaji2, Yuji Ohishi3 (1. CRIEPI, 2. Waseda Univ., 3. Osaka Univ.)

Keywords:severe accident of a nuclear reactor, ex-vessel corium behavior, corium spreading behavior, visualization, volume of fluid method

The complex structure of a BWR pedestal with two sump pits and a doorway was additive-manufactured to visualize the spreading behavior of silicone oil as a simulated molten core on it in three angles. The experimental parameters are reduced scale, a viscosity of silicone oil, impingement location, and flow rate. A laser profiler acquired a time-series of silicone-flow thickness distribution. The drainage weights from two sump pits and the doorway were acquired as well. A computational multi-fluid dynamics simulation on the basis of Volume of Fluid (VOF) method reproduced the three-dimensional spreading behavior, a time-series of silicone-flow thickness distribution and drainage weights successfully.