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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 12)
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Review of Severe Accident Phenomena in LWR and Related Severe Accident Analysis Codes

Muhammad Hashim, Yang Ming and Azkar Saeed Ahmed
Corresponding Author:  Muhammad Hashim 

Key words:  Chernobyl accident, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, severe accident phenomena, severe accident analysis codes, TMI-2 accident, , ,
Vol. 5 , (12): 3320-3335
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June 29, 2012 August 08, 2012 April 10, 2013
Abstract:

Firstly, importance of severe accident provision is highlighted in view of Fukushima Daiichi accident. Then, extensive review of the past researches on severe accident phenomena in LWR is presented within this study. Various complexes, physicochemical and radiological phenomena take place during various stages of the severe accidents of Light Water Reactor (LWR) plants. The review deals with progression of the severe accidents phenomena by dividing into core degradation phenomena in reactor vessel and post core melt phenomena in the containment. The development of various computer codes to analyze these severe accidents phenomena is also summarized in the review. Lastly, the need of international activity is stressed to assemble various severe accidents related knowledge systematically from research organs and compile them on the open knowledge base via the internet to be available worldwide.
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Muhammad Hashim, Yang Ming and Azkar Saeed Ahmed , 2013. Review of Severe Accident Phenomena in LWR and Related Severe Accident Analysis Codes.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(12): 3320-3335.
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