Probability distributions of peak-clad temperature and cladding oxidation thickness in loss-of-coolant accidents for a typical boiling water reactor

T. Shimooke, K. Matsumoto

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Abstract

The probability distributions of the peak-clad temperature (PCT) and of the maximum cladding oxidation thickness supposed to occur in the hypothetical loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs) for a typical boiling water reactor (BWR) are studied by a computer-simulated experiment, using the computer program MOXY-EM, one of the fuel heatup analysis codes for a BWR. The PCT is found statistically to distribute normally, and the maximum cladding oxidation thickness obeys the log-normal distribution in our survey for the LOCAs at a typical BWR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-130
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Technology
Volume35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1977 Aug
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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