Accidents of Nuclear Installations

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17HAV KZ 4 2P+2C Czech
Department of Nuclear Reactors

The scope of this lecture is focused on basic principles of management of severe accidents, specific requirements that are described in SAMG (Serious accident management guides) and EOP (Emergency operating procedures) based on definition of Czech legal framework. Students will enhance their knowledge of technologies and management structure of nuclear power plant necessary to successfully manage a serious accident. In addition a theoretical background will be presented for basic phenomenology of serious accidents, including behaviour of fission products, source term, and introduction to physical and chemical basis of selected processes that are frequent in nuclear power plant accidents. Students will be acquainted with codes for accident analyses – utilization and understanding of basic calculation aspects. Specific phenomena will be presented with the help of actual accidents at nuclear power plants, namely TMI-2 and Fukushima.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Serious accidents and basic principles for management

2.SAMG (Serious accident management guides), EOP (Emergency operating procedures)

3.Technologies for serious accident management

4.WENRA and its reference levels

5.Description of ongoing processes during serious accident at nuclear power plant

6.Source term

7.Utilization of calculation codes

8.Analyses of TMI-2 and Fukushima accidents

Syllabus of tutorials:

1.Utilization of calculation codes

2.Introduction to: MELCOR

3.Introduction to graphical interface: SNAP

4.Models for selected processes

5.Uncertainty analyses and its impact on results

6.Models for selected accidents

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Key references:

[1]Lamarsh J.R., Baratta A.J.: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering. London: Pearson, 2017. ISBN 978-0134570051

[2]IAEA: Severe Accident Management Programmes for Nuclear Power Plants, International Atomic Energy Agency, 2009, ISBN 978-92-0-112908-6

[3]IAEA: Accident Management Programmes for Nuclear Power Plants, International Atomic Energy Agency, 2019, ISBN 978-92-0-108318-0

Recommended references:

[4]LANL: A Review of Criticality Accidents. LA-13638, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, 2000

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