Development of the MFPR model for fission gas release in irradiated UO2 under transient conditions
Nuclear Safety Institute (IBRAE), Russian Academy of Sciences,
52, B. Tulskaya,
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Received in final form: 29 June 2016
Accepted: 6 December 2016
Published online: 30 January 2017
The fission gas release microscopic model of the mechanistic code MFPR is further developed for modelling of enhanced release from irradiated UO2 fuel under transient conditions of the power ramp tests, along with the microstructure evolution characterised by the formation of a new population of large intragranular bubbles with a rather wide size distribution (from 30 to 500 nm), observed in transient-tested UO2 fuel samples. Implementation of the additional microscopic mechanisms results in a notable improvement of the code predictions (in comparison with the previous code version) for the fractional gas release in the Risø ramp tests with three different hold times of 3, 40 and 62 h at the terminal linear power of ≈40 kW/m.
© M.S. Veshchunov and V.I. Tarasov, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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