A quasi-steady, two-dimensional thermal hydraulic analysis of the two-phase region formed ahead of a quench front during reflooding of a slab or cylindrical core is carried out, and the results for slab geometry are compared with the experiment. It is shown that the two-phase level variation in the core is due to the transverse heat flux power profile, and is sensitive to the assumed pressure-drop boundary condition for the bundle, while the effects of crossflow and axial friction are small. Implicit expressions are given for predicting the quasi-steady two-phase level variation across slab and cylindrical cores.

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