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Author Quick, K. S. ♦ Knudson, D. L.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY ♦ NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS ♦ CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS ♦ FAILURES ♦ REACTOR ACCIDENTS ♦ S CODES ♦ R CODES ♦ PWR TYPE REACTORS ♦ DEPRESSURIZATION ♦ HEATING ♦ HYDRAULICS
Abstract Molten core materials could be ejected into the containment building by a high-pressure reactor coolant system (RCS) following reactor vessel failure during certain severe accidents. A rapid rise in containment temperature and pressure, or direct containment heating (DCH), could result from that high-pressure melt ejection (HPME). In an extreme case, the pressurization associated with DCH could lead to containment failure.
ISSN 0003018X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1995-12-31
Publisher Place United States
Journal Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Volume Number 73
Technical Publication No. CONF-951006-


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