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VITI (‘‘VIscosity Temperature Installation’’) experimental assembly: (1) VITI chamber, (2) graphite crucible, (3) ZrCcoating, (4) studied mixture, (5) graphite susceptor, (6) thermal shield, (7) support for crucible, (8) support for thermal shield, (9) inductance coil, (10) pyrometer – measure of
In the hypothetical case of a nuclear reactor severe accident, the reactor core could melt and form a mixture, called corium, of highly refractory oxides (UO2, ZrO2) and metallic or oxidized steel, that could eventually flow out of the vessel and mix with the basemat decomposition products (gener
SOURCE TERM is an international research programme carried out by IRSN and CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique) with the support of Electricité de France, the European Commission, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US), GDF/ SUEZ/ Tractebel (Belgium), Atomic Energy Canada Limited (Canada),
TUBA (thermo-phoresis and diffusiophoresis) programme included experiments represented conditions expected in the SG tubes. Laminar flow was used in TUBA tests (TUBA-T: thermophoresis and TUBA-D: diffusiophoresis & thermo-diffusiophoresis).
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