The Modular Accident Analysis Program (MAAP) is a computer code that is used for integrated severe accident analysis. The latest MAAP5 version was validated against the PHEBUS-PF FPT0 and FPT1 tests performed at CEA/IPSN, PBF-SFD Test 1–4 performed at INEL, and QUENCH Test 06 performed at FZK. PHEBUS FPT0, PHEBUS FPT1, and PBF-SFD Test 1–4 are in-pile experiments where a test bundle was housed in the center of a reactor. Comparisons were focused on fuel and shroud temperature histories, and hydrogen generation histories. For the PHEBUS tests, primary system and containment responses were also compared. In general, fuel and shroud temperatures are well predicted by MAAP5. Overall hydrogen mass generated is also well predicted except that MAAP5 over-predicts the total hydrogen mass generated for the FPT1 test. The hydrogen generation at the time of the peak oxidation phase for the FPT0 test is under-predicted while the hydrogen generation for the FPT1 test is over-predicted. In general, MAAP tends to over-predict mass relocations from the upper part of the bundle due to fuel rod collapses by the end of separate effects test transients.

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