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Advanced Dryout Correlation for BWR Fuel

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D. Paramonov, C. Adamsson

Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB, Västerås, Sweden

Paper No. ICONE18-29836, pp. 777-783; 7 pages
  • 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering: Volume 4, Parts A and B
  • Xi’an, China, May 17–21, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4932-3
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Each BWR fuel design requires a method to predict its dryout performance in order to be licensed. Presently, the assessment of dry-out risk is based on empirical correlations, which sometimes results in inaccurate or non-physical predictions in certain portions of operational space. This poses a number of limitations as plant operators seek to extract additional value from the fuel through more aggressive operation strategies. A new form of BWR dryout correlation is developed. Accuracy of predictions outside of experimental data range is increased by employing a non-linear correlation form and the transformation to axial power profile, which is based on physical considerations. Proper qualitative behavior is assured by the correlation form itself rather than values of regression coefficients.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



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