Severe ACcident REsearch group

The severe accident research group is active in:

Own experimental work

Analytical work for source term analysis using CFD based tools

Plant analysis using severe accident codes

  • Long-term station black-out (SBO) scenarios and the accident mitigation
  • Fukushima accident analysis: OECD/NEA BSAF project
  • Severe accident management and source term mitigation EU CESAM project
  • Spent fuel pool (SFP) analysis
  • Assessment of MELCOR code
  • Coordination of European MELCOR user group (EMUG) meetings

Model development for severe accident codes

  • Project Air oxidation modeling includes:
    • enhanced oxidation under influence of Nitrogen
    • low temperature breakaway of oxide crusts w and w/o influence of Nitrogen