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NEA-1536 IFPE/TRIBULATION R1.

IFPE/TRIBULATION R1, Fuel Rod Behaviour at High Burnup

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1. NAME OF EXPERIMENT:  IFPE/TRIBULATION.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
IFPE/TRIBULATION R1 NEA-1536/02 Arrived 29-MAR-2002

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-1536/02 Many Computers Many Computers
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3. DESCRIPTION

The TRIBULATION (Tests Relative to High BUrnup Limitations Arising Normally in LWR's) International Programme started in July 1980 and was organized jointly by BelgoNucleaire and the Nuclear Energy Centre at Mol (CEN/SCK) with the cosponsorship of 14 participating organizations.
The objectives of the programme were twofold. It was primarily a demonstration programme aimed at assessing the fuel rod behaviour at high burn-up, when an earlier transient had occurred in the power plant. The second objective was to investigate the behaviour of different fuel rod designs and manufacturers when subjected to a steady state irradiation history to high burn-up.
The first objective was met by irradiating fuel rods under steady state conditions in the BR3 reactor and under transient conditions in BR2. The effect of the transient was determined by comparing data from 4 identical rods tested as follows:
i)   BR3 irradiation followed by PIE
ii)  BR3 irradiation followed by BR2 transient then PIE
iii) BR3 irradiation followed by BR2 transient and reirradiated in BR3 before PIE
iv) BR3 irradiation and continued BR3 irradiation to maximum burn-up before PIE.
The Database contains data from 19 cases using rods fabricated by BelgoNucleaire (BN) (11) and Brown Boveri Reactor GmbH (BBR) (8).
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION:
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-1536/02 29-MAR-2002 Arrived at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

- M. Lippens: "The TRIBULATION Programme, An Assessment of the High
  Burnup Fuel Behaviour after Fast Power Transients" ANS and ENS
  International Topical Meeting on LWR Fuel Performance: "Fuel for
  the 90's", 21-24 April 1991, Avignon, France.
NEA-1536/02, included references:
- M. Lippens, B. van Outryve d'Ydewalle and C. Winne:
  BR3 First Phase Irradiation Data and Intermediate Examinations
  of BN2 Fuel Rods
  TR81/09 (October 1981)
- M. Lippens, B. van Outryve d'Ydewalle and C. Winne:
  BR3 First Phase Irradiation Data and Intermediate Examinations
  of BN3 Fuel Rods
  TR82/12 (March 1982)
- M. Lippens, B. van Outryve d'Ydewalle and C. Winne:
  BR3 First Phase Irradiation Data and Intermediate Examinations
  of BN1 Fuel Rods
  TR82/13 (March 1982)
- B. van Outryve d'Ydewalle:
  Characterization Report on Belgonucleaire Design Fuel Rods
  TR82/19 (December 1982)
- H. Nackaerts:
  Fast Operational Transients in BR2 - Part I
  TR83/21 (February 1983)
- H. Hoffmann and W. Kraus:
  Fabrication and Characterization Data of BBR Fuel Rods
  TR83/24 (August 1983)
- B. van Outryve d'Ydewalle:
  Non-Destructive Examinations of BN1 Fuel Rods after Fast
  Operational Transients in BR2
  TR84/26 (August 1984)
- B. van Outryve d'Ydewalle:
  Non-Destructive Examinations of BN2 Fuel Rods after Fast
  Operational Transients in BR2
  TR84/27 (August 1984)
- B. van Outryve d'Ydewalle:
  Non-Destructive Examinations of BN3 Fuel Rods after Fast
  Operational Transients in BR2
  TR84/28 (August 1984)
- B. van Outryve d'Ydewalle:
  BR3 Second Phase Irradiation Data and Non-Destructive
  Examinations of BN2 Fuel Rods Nrs 7 and 8
  TR84/36 (September 1984)
- A. Garlick et al.:
  Post-Irradiation Examination of Ten BR3 Fuel Rods Comprising
  the First Part of the Tribulation Programme
  TR85/38 (July 1986)
- A. Garlick:
  Addendum to Tribulation Topical Report TR85/38 on
  Post-Irradiation Examination of Ten BR3 Fuel Rods Comprising
  the First Part of the Tribulation Programme
  TR85/38 AD (August 1987)
- Th. Maldague:
  Intermediate Neutronic Report after the BBR1 and BBR2 Rods
  Irradiations in the BR3/4C
  TR86/53 (August 1986)
- Th. Maldague:
  Intermediate Neutronic Report after the BN1 Rods Irradiations
  in the BR3/4C Cycle
  TR86/52 (August 1986)
- Th. Maldague:
  Neutronic Report concerning the Irradiation of the Tribulation
  Fuel Rods in the BR3/4D1 Cycle
  TR86/54 (August 1986)
- D. Boulanger:
  Final Non Destructive Examinations on the BN1 Fuel Rod Numbers
  3 and 4 after their Second Irradiation Phase
  TR87/56 (July 1987)
- D. Boulanger:
  Final Non Destructive Examinations on the BN3 Fuel Rod Numbers
  14 and 15 after their Second Irradiation Phase
  TR87/57 (July 1987)
- D. Boulanger:
  Intermediate Non Destructive Examinations on the BBR1 Fuel Rods
  after their First Irradiation Phase
  Fast Operational Transient on Rods 42 and 43 and Subsequent Non
  Destructive Examinations
  TR87/63 (July 1987)
- D. Boulanger:
  Intermediate Non Destructive Examinations on the BBR2 Fuel Rods
  after their First Irradiation Phase
  Fast Operational Transient on Rod 46 and Subsequent Non
  Destructive Examinations
  TR87/64 (July 1987)
- A. Garlick et al.:
  Postirradiation Examination of Seven BR3 Fuel Rods Comprising
  the Second Part of the Tribulation Programme
  TR87/65 (August 1987)
- D. Boulanger:
  Final Non Destructive Examinations on the BBR1 Fuel Rods after
  Irradiation in BR3/4D2 Core
  TR88/72 (August 1988)
- D. Boulanger:
  Final Non Destructive Examinations on the BBR2 Fuel Rods after
  Irradiation in BR3/4D2 Core
  TR88/73 (August 1988)
- Th. Maldague and P. Brusselaers:
  Neutronics Report Concerning the Irradiation of the Tribulation
  Fuel Rods in the BR3/4D2 Cycle
  TR88/75 (December 1988)
- L. Sannen, J. Van de Velde and C. Van Loon:
  Post-Transient Destructive Examinations of Fuel Rods T1502 and
  T2606
  TR89/74 (January 1989)
- P. Brusselaers:
  Fast Fluxes and Fluences of the Tribulation Fueld Rods during
  their Irradiation in the BR3 Core
  TR89/77 (January 1989)
- P.D. Kennedy et al.:
  Non-Destructive and Destructive Examination of Rods from Phase
  III of the Tribulation Programme
  TR89/78 (January 1989)
- A.J. Manley et al.:
  Postirradiation Examination of Rod T1503 comprising Task IV of
  the Tribulation Project
  TR89/80 (February 1989)
- J. Van de Velde:
  Destructive Examination Results (Puncture) of Fuel Rods
  T1502 (42), T1504 (44), T2606 (46), T2607 (47) and T2608 (48)
  TR89/83 (October 1989)
- M. Doucet and Th. Maldague:
  Final Neutronic Report after the BN2 Rods Irradiations in the
  BR3/4C Cycle
  232.20/100/ni/178 (January 1984)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED

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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

      Belgonucleaire
      Avenue Ariane 2-4
      B-1200 BRUXELLES
      Belgium

      SCK/CEN
      200 Boeretang
      B-2400 MOL
      Belgium

      Compilation: J.A. Turnbull, UK
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-1536/02
README.TXT  Information file
SUMMARY.TXT  Summary of the TRIBULATION
TRIB1.HIS Irradiation history rod 3-118(BN)
TRIB2.HIS Irradiation history rod 3-35 (BN)
TRIB3.HIS Irradiation history rod 3-47 (BN)
TRIB4.HIS Irradiation history rod 3-342(BN)
TRIB5.HIS Irradiation history rod 1-427(BN)
TRIB6.HIS Irradiation history rod 1-607(BN)
TRIB7.HIS Irradiation history rod 1-86 (BN)
TRIB8.HIS Irradiation history rod 1-597(BN)
TRIB9.HIS Irradiation history rod 1-625(BN)
TRIB10.HIS Irradiation history rod 1-10(BN)
TRIB11.HIS Irradiation hist. rod 1-610 (BN)
TRIB12.HIS Irradiation hist. rod T1501(BBR)
TRIB13.HIS Irradiation hist. rod T1502(BBR)
TRIB14.HIS Irradiation hist. rod T1503(BBR)
TRIB15.HIS Irradiation hist. rod T1504(BBR)
TRIB16.HIS Irradiation hist. rod T2605(BBR)
TRIB17.HIS Irradiation hist. rod T2606(BBR)
TRIB18.HIS Irradiation hist. rod T2607(BBR)
TRIB19.HIS Irradiation hist. rod T2608(BBR)
PRECHAR.BN Precharacteriz. (Belgonucleaire)
PRECHAR.BBR Prechar. (Brown Boveri Reactor)
PIE.BN Data obtained during PIE (BN rods)
PIE.BBR Data obtained during PIE (BBR rods
TRIBU.FOR Source code
TRU.IN Input file
TRU.OUT Output file
TRAN.FOR Source code
TRAN.IN Input file
TRAN.OUT Output file
method used.pdf Method used to calculate clad temperatures
QA Report Tribulation.pdf QA Report for Tribulation dataset
Addendum to QA.pdf Addendum to QA report for Tribulation dataset
Documentation in PDF format
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17. CATEGORIES
  • Y. Integral Experiments Data, Databases, Benchmarks

Keywords: burnup, experimental data, fission gas release, fuel elements, fuel pellets, fuel rods.