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Thermal-Hydraulics of Water Cooled Nuclear Reactors by Francesco D'Auria

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Target phenomena in nuclear thermal-hydraulics

N. Aksan    Paul Scherrer Institut, Villingen, Switzerland

Abstract

Nuclear power plants, namely water-cooled nuclear reactors, constitute complex systems operated at conditions which put continuous challenges to materials, structures, and components. This is specifically true in the case of postulated accidents. The knowledge of the evolution of postulated accidents is mandatory to determine the challenges. The reactor design basis environment is considered ending-up in the so-called design basis accident. Postulated accidents or transient scenarios are decomposed by thermal-hydraulic phenomena. Following three decades work in the area, about more than 100 phenomena are found as reasonable ...

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