Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the 2003 International RERTR Meeting
THERMOMECHANICAL VERSION OF DART FOR LEU VHD DISPERSED AND MONOLITHIC FUEL
Saliba, Roberto; Taboada, Horacio; Moscarda,
CNEA, Av. Libertador
8250, (1429) Buenos Aires, Argentina
9700 South Cass Ave. Illinois 60349, USA
A collaboration agreement between ANL/USDOE and CNEA
Argentina, in the area of Low Enriched Uranium Advanced Fuels has been in place
since October 16, 1997 under the “Implementation Arrangement for Technical
Exchange and Cooperation in the Area of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy”. An
annex concerning DART code optimization has been operative since February 8,
1999. Previously, as a part of this
annex a visual thermal FASTDART version was developed that includes mechanistic
models for the calculation of the fission-gas-bubble and fuel particle size
distribution, reaction layer thickness, and meat thermal conductivity. FASTDART was presented at the last RERTR
Meeting that included validation against RERTR 3 irradiation data. The thermal FASTDART version was assessed as
an adequate tool for modeling the behavior of LEU U-Mo dispersed fuels under
irradiation against PIE RERTR irradiation data.
During this past year the development of a 3-D
thermo-mechanical version of the code for modeling the irradiation behavior of LEU U-Mo monolithic and dispersion fuel was initiated.
Contact: Dr. Horacio Héctor Taboada
Nacional de Energía Atómica
3rd Floor, Off. 3027
Phone: +54 (11) 4704-1139 or 1143
Fax: +54 (11) 4704-1193 or 1194
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