In the frame of the SESAME project, a benchmarking activity was proposed to validate the existing system thermal-hydraulics codes for Heavy Liquid Metal reactors. More specifically, blind simulations on three well-defined experiments were carried out on the NACIE-UP facility, using CATHARE by ENEA, ATHLET by GRS, RELAP5-3D by University of Roma and RELAP5/Mod3.3 by University of Pisa. The numerical models were calibrated in terms of system thermal losses and gas enhanced circulation by means of the outcomes from specific experimental preliminary tests.

The present discussion expose, compare and analyze the numerical results of some representative parameters (primary lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) mass flow rate, temperatures and pressure) charaterizing the system behaviour in transiet scenarios in a “pre-test” blind numerical assessment.

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