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Development of Hydrogen Behavior Simulation Code System


In the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) accident, hydrogen generated by oxidation reaction of the cladding and water etc. was leaked into the NPS building, and finally led to occurrence of hydrogen explosion in the building. This resulted in serious damage to the environment. To improve the safety performance of the NPS, especially on the hydrogen safety under severe accident conditions, a simulation code system has been developed to analyze hydrogen behaviour including diffusion, combustion, explosion and structural integrity evaluation. This developing system consists of CFD and FEM tools in order to support various hydrogen user groups consisting of students, researchers and engineers. Preliminary analytical results obtained with above mentioned tools, especially with open source codes including buoyancy turbulent model and condensation model, agreed well with the existing test data.

Related subjects: Safety
Countries: Japan

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