The explosivity of corium is evaluated from the fuel coolant interaction experimental data produced in the TROI facility.
From 62 experimental datasets used to simulate the fuel coolant interaction under a partial flooded condition of the reactor, the explosivity when observing the dynamic pressure and/or force measured in experiments is qualitatively evaluated depending on the coolant depth, the shape of the interaction chamber, the free fall height of the melt jet, and the water temperature effect. For 12 of the experimental datasets produced under the OECD/SERENA Project, the explositivity is quantitavely evaluated using the conversion ratio. The conversion ratio is also evaluated for three experimental datasets to simulate the fuel coolant interaction under reactor flooded conditions.
The corium system showed a relatively low explosivity compared to the ZrO2 or Al2O3 system. It also turned out that the flooding condition of the reactor cavity does not affect the change in explosivity.