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|NEA-1080/10||PC Windows||PC Windows|
FEMAXI-6(Updated) predicts the thermal and mechanical behaviour of a light water reactor fuel rod during normal and transient (not accident) conditions. It can analyse the integral behaviour of a whole fuel rod throughout its life as well as the localised behaviour of a small part of fuel rod. Temperature distribution, radial and axial deformations, fission gas release, and inner gas pressure are calculated as a function of irradiation time and axial position. Stresses and strains in the pellet and cladding are calculated and PCMI analysis is performed. Also, thermal conductivity degradation of pellet and cladding waterside oxidation are modeled. Its analytical capabilities also cover the boiling transient anticipated in BWR.
RODBURN calculates the power generation density profile in the radial and axial directions and fast neutron flux, and concentrations of fission product isotopes and fissile materials of a single rod irradiated in PWR, BWR and Halden BWR. RODBURN gives an output file which can be read by FEMAXI-6.
This version differs from the previous one in the following:
a few formulae were updated in the manual and the source code
the input options were expanded in the following points:
Thermal expansion modelling
Pellet swelling option
Pellet plasticity model
Cladding surface heat transfer model
All changes are marked in red in the reference report.
FEMAXI-6: Elasto-plasticity, creep, thermal expansion, pellet cracking and crack healing, relocation, densification, swelling, hot pressing, heat generation distribution, fission gas release, pellet-cladding mechanical interaction, cladding creep and oxidation are modelled by the code. Efforts have been made to improve the numerical accuracy and stability of transient analysis.
RODBURN uses ORIGEN1 library, RABBLE library and other libraries. First, resonance integral is calculated. Then, three group constants are selected and simplified neutronics analysis is performed along the designated power history and rod geometries.
RODBURN can provide to the FEMAXI-6 a result file so that FEMAXI-6 can read it as one calculation condition for determining the power generation density and the fast flux in the axial and radial direction of the rod.
FEMAXI-6 can read the result files of RODBURN and PLUTON, and use them as one of calculation conditions to determine the power generation density in the radial direction of rod.
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|NEA-1080/10||16-MAY-2011||Tested at NEADB|
Masaaki Uchida and Hiroaki Saito:
RODBURN: A Code for Calculating Power Distribution in Fuel Rods, JAERI-M 93-108 (1993) (in Japanese)
At the NEA Databank, the code was tested on:
COMPUTER : Dell INTEL Duo E6550, 2.33 GHz (for Windows)
OPERATING SYSTEM : DOS, under Windows XP Pro SP 3
COMPILER: lahey/ Fujitsu F 95 v7.1 (Windows)
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Keywords: boiling transient, burnup profile, fast neutron flux, finite element method, fission gas release, fission products, fuel rods, fuel-cladding interaction, heat generation density profile, light-water reactors, mechanical properties, pellet clad mechanical interaction, pellet thermal conductivity degradation, radial profile of heat generation, stress analysis, thermal stresses, transient analysis.