Authors & Affiliations

Pesetti A.2, Del Nevo A.1, Forgione N.2, Agostini P.1
1Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Brasimone, Italy
2University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy


The purposes of studies on heavy liquid metal (HLM)/water interaction are: 1) extrapolation to full scale nuclear plant conditions, and 2) supporting the development of computer codes of interest. Tests were carried out in LIFUS5/Mod2 facility, which was re-constructed on the basis of the operating experience of LIFUS5 and the support of SIMMER-III, -IV and RELAP5 codes. The paper presents LIFUS5/Mod2 facility, the experimental campaign, the tests analyses, and the data interpretation.

heavy liquid metal/water interaction, safety, experimental studies, LIFUS5/Mod2 facility, tests analysis

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UDC 621.039.5

Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear and Reactor Constants", 2015, issue 4, 4:2