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Agenda of the 18th QUENCH Workshop, 20 - 22 November 2012

 

 

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012

8:10/20

Pick-up at the hotels (Acora/Kübler)

8:45

Registration

9:00

Welcome

M. Steinbrück, KIT
J.  Knebel, KIT CSO

 

QUENCH PROGRAM (Chairmen: M. Steinbrück, J. Stuckert)

9:30

Update of the QUENCH program

M. Steinbrück, KIT

10:00

Post-test results of the QUENCH-16 bundle test on air ingress: complex cladding oxidation during reflood and combined hydrogen release.

J. Stuckert, KIT

10:30

Coffee break (Group Photo)

 

11:00

SARNET-2 WP5 Benchmark on Air Ingress Experiments QUENCH-10, -16

L. Fernandez-Moguel, PSI

11:30

Results of the reference bundle test QUENCH-L1 with Zircaloy-4 claddings and future planning of the QUENCH-LOCA program

J. Stuckert, KIT

12:30

Lunch

 

13:30

Analysis of the hydrogen distribution in QUENCH-LOCA cladding tubes

M. Große, KIT

13:50

Status of the preparation of the QUENCH-Debris experiment

J. Stuckert, KIT

14:10

Planning analysis for QUENCH DEBRIS using unmodified MELCOR 1.8.6

J. Birchley, PSI

14:35

Pre-Test Calculation of QUENCH-DEBRIS Test with Modified MELCOR 1.8.6 Code

J. Duspiva, NRI

15:00

Coffee break

 

15:30

Breakaway oxidation during the QUENCH-06 experiment

M. Steinbrück, KIT

15:45

Invited Lecture: Overview of some on-going CEA/EDF/AREVA R&D on LOCA

J.-C. Brachet, CEA

16:30

Bus transfer to the hotels

16:30-18:30

Discussion on future QUENCH-LOCA test program with VGB (restricted participation)

 

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012

8:20/8:30

Pick-up at the hotels (Acora/Kübler)

 

MODELLING AND CODE APPLICATION (Chairmen: M. Veshchunov, J. Birchley)

9:00

Modeling of QUENCH bundle tests using ASTEC v2.0p2

H. Muscher, KIT

9:20

Assessment of the VVER440 core quenching with respect to upgrade of plant design

J. Balaz, VUJE

9:40

Update on the Fukushima related assessment activities

C. Allison, ISS

10:10

Modelling of air oxidation in QUENCH-16: effect of oxygen concentration

P. Vryashkova, INRNE

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Improvements in SOCRAT Air Oxidation Model in Light of QUENCH-10, QUENCH-16 and PARAMETER-SF4 Tests Calculations

A. Vasiliev, IBRAE

11:30

Development and application of the SVECHA code to analysis of Zr cladding secondary hydriding under LOCA conditions

M. Veshchunov, IBRAE

12:10

Improvements in ICARE/CATHARE debris bed quenching model and validation with experimental results

O. Coindreau, IRSN

12:40

Lunch

 

Experiments I (Chairman: J.-C. Brachet)

13:40

Oxidation of silicon carbide in oxygen and water steam at high temperature

V. Avincola, KIT

14:00

Influence of boron carbide on core degradation during severe accidents in LWRs

M. Steinbrück, KIT

14:30

Progress in the U-Zr-Fe-O system research for severe accident purposes

D. Bottomley, ITU

15:00

Bus for KIT Campus North guided tour and Invited Reception at Guest House Heinrich Hertz (KIT Campus South)

ca. 21:00

Departure to hotels

 


 

Thursday, 22 Nov 2012

8:20/8:30

Pick-up at the hotels (Acora/Kübler)

 

ZIRCONIUM OXIDATION AND HYDROGEN BEHAVIOR (Chairman: J. Birchley)

9:00

Overview of investigations on bulk distribution of hydrogen absorbed by zirconium alloys

A. Pshenichnikov, ISPMS (KIT)

9:20

Neutron imaging investigations of the hydrogen related degradation of the mechanical properties of Zircaloy-4 cladding tubes

M. Große, KIT

9:50

High temperature oxidation of hydrogenated E110G cladding

T. Novotny, MTA EK

10:10

Investigation of the annealing behaviour of hydride precipitates in Zircaloy-4

M. Große, KIT

10:30

Coffee break

 

EXPERIMENTS II (Chairman: M. Große)

 

11:00

Features of the CALIDE program (characterisation of debris bed)

N. Chikhi, IRSN

11:30

The Revaporisation Device at ITU; a review of its capacities, future upgrades and work programme

K. Knebel, ITU

11:45

Closure of the Workshop

M. Steinbrück, KIT

12:00

Lunch

 

13:00

Bus transfer to the hotels and Karlsruhe train station