A VTT Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 (1F3) method for estimation of liquids and consequences of releases (MELCOR) model was modified to simulate the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 (1F2) accident. Five simulations were performed using different modeling approaches. The model 1F2 v1 includes only the basic modifications to reproduce the 1F2 accident. The model 1F2 v2 includes the same modifications used in 1F2 v1 plus the wet well (WW) improvement. In the 1F2 v3 model, the reactor core isolation cooling (RCIC) system logic was modified to avoid the use of tabular functions for the mass flow inlet and outlet. Because of this analysis, it is concluded that there is a strong dependency on parameters that still have many uncertainties, such as the RCIC two-phase flow operation, the alternative water injection, the suppression pool (SP) behavior, the rupture disk behavior and the containment failure modes, which affect the final state of the reactor core.
Fukushima Unit 2 Accident Simulation With MELCOR 2.1
Manuscript received September 26, 2017; final manuscript received September 12, 2017; published online March 5, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Asif Arastu.
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Bocanegra, R., Di Marcello, V., Sánchez-Espinoza, V. H., and Jiménez, G. (March 5, 2018). "Fukushima Unit 2 Accident Simulation With MELCOR 2.1." ASME. ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci. April 2018; 4(2): 020908. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4038062
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