2018 Fall Meeting

Presentation information

Oral presentation

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

[3I06-10] Fukushima Daiichi Accident 2

Fri. Sep 7, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Room I (B33 -B Building)

Chair:Koji Okamoto(Univ. of Tokyo)

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

[3I06] Assessment of Core Status of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants

(112) Final results of 3 weeks analysis using the SAMPSON code (Unit-3)

*Marco Pellegrini1, Chiaki Kino1, Masao Chaki1 (1. The Institute of Applied Energy)

Keywords:Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants, Severe Accident, 3 weeks analysis, SAMPSON

As participant in the project aimed at improving the understanding of Fukushima Daiichi (1F) NPP conditions, IAE has performed a comprehensive evaluation and analyses of the 1F units. At the beginning the accident scenario has been evaluated deeply among all the members of the project, subsequently the SAMPSON code has been applied to confirm assumed phenomena and clarify uncertain points. The analysis has confirmed that at Unit 3 a large portion of the core melted and relocated in the lower plenum. Thereafter, because of lack of cooling, RPV failed and subsequently debris was gradually transferred to the pedestal triggering the MCCI. It is estimated that a little amount of debris might have remained in the lower plenum while a considerable portion relocated to the pedestal with limited spread to the DW.