(An) integral response scaling method, assessment of code scalability, and scaling methodology validation for an integral test facility = 종합실험장치 제작을 위한 종합반응 스케일링 방법, 코드 스케일능력 평가와 스케일링 방법론 검증

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An integral response scaling method for reduced-height test facilities is developed and validated for the local and integral phenomena using the RELAP5/MOD3.2 code. For application of a well-scaled code to the scaling validation the scalability of RELAP5 is assessed following a series of procedures. In the present schematic scaling methodology the scaling laws are generated from four scaling analyses: 3-D differential equation-based scaling analysis, 1-D differential equation-based scaling analysis, component-based scaling analysis, and overall integral scaling analysis. Through use of integral response function, scaling parameters related to four types of requirements are identified: time scaling, initial-condition scaling, transient scaling, and bifurcation-phenomena scaling requirements. In the present scaling method flow velocities in the vertical channel and at break locations of the scaled-down model can be preserved setting up the scaling as $τ_R = ℓ_R$. The significance of the velocity preservation in the reduced height facility is demonstrated by the RELAP5 code. To validate the present scaling method, similarity criteria from the integral response scaling method are applied to the scaled-down model of the Korea Standard Nuclear Power Plant simulating core boil-off process during the mid-loop operation. The scaled-down model is basically developed with the length and area scales of 1/5 and 1/100, respectively. The integral simulation and local calculations for pot-boiling, blowdown, heat transfer in the steam generator, and off-take are conducted for a loss of RHR during the mid-loop operation to show the preservation of the similarity criteria using RELAP5. It turns out that the scaled-down model based on the present scaling method well maintains the similarity of the nondimensional parameters for the local phenomena. Furthermore, the integral simulation indicates that there are no noteworthy differences in the general trends between the prototype and...
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No, Hee-Cheonresearcher노희천researcher
Description
한국과학기술원 : 원자력공학과,
Publisher
한국과학기술원
Issue Date
2001
Identifier
169617/325007 / 000965119
Language
eng
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학위논문(박사) - 한국과학기술원 : 원자력공학과, 2001.8, [ xiv, 212 p. ]

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Code Scalability; Scaling Methodology; Scaling Validation; 스케일링 검증; 코드 스케일링; 종합반응 스케일링 방법; RELAP5

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http://hdl.handle.net/10203/48931
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http://library.kaist.ac.kr/search/detail/view.do?bibCtrlNo=169617&flag=dissertation
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NE-Theses_Ph.D.(박사논문)
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