Accident Scenario in a Nuclear Power Plant

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The accident management in a generic nuclear power plant containment with a convection flow of high-temparature gases is simulated. An activated spray mixes the turbulent flow and inhibits the formation of a possibly explosive upper region filled with hydrogen. Condensation of the steam is promoted and the maximum pressure, which may also endanger the containment integrity, is limited.

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Principal Investigator

Eckart Laurien

Institute of Nuclear Technology and Energy Systems (IKE), University of Stuttgart (Germany)