Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the Meeting
MTR Plates Modeling with MAIA
V. Marelle, S. Dubois,
M. Ripert, J. Noirot
CEA Cadarache, 13108 St Paul Lez Durance, France
CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette, France
MAIA is a
thermo-mechanical code dedicated to the modeling of MTR
fuel plates. The main physical phenomena modeled in the
code are the cladding oxidation, the interaction between
fuel and Al-matrix, the swelling due to fission products
and the Al/fuel particles interaction. The creeping of
the plate can be modeled in the mechanical calculation.
MAIA has been validated on U-Mo dispersion fuel
experiments such as IRIS 1&2 and FUTURE. The results are
in rather good agreement with post-irradiation
examinations. MAIA can also be used to calculate in-pile
behavior of U3Si2 plates as in the
SHARE experiment irradiated in the SCK/Mol BR2 reactor.
The main outputs given by MAIA throughout the
irradiation are temperatures, cladding oxidation
thickness, interaction thickness, volume fraction of
meat constituents, swelling, displacements, strains and
stresses. MAIA is originally a two-dimensional code but
a three-dimensional version is currently under
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