The performance prediction of SMART MCP was performed using a computational fluid dynamics code. A general capacity-head performance curve of MCP was obtained and it showed the typical type axial pump performance curve. When four MCPs operate in parallel and one of them stops while the others continue to operate, SMART is designed to operate with reduced power. A procedure for predicting the performance of this SMART operation mode was developed and verified with available experimental data. An analysis based on the developed procedure was performed for two cases; the impeller of stopped MCP is assumed to be fixed or free to rotate in the reverse direction. According to the results, 73% flow rate of normal operation enters the reactor core in the case of a fixed impeller. In the case of a free impeller, the flow rate entering the reactor core is 63.3%.

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