Saunin Y.,JSC Atomtechenergo Novovoronezh |
Dobrotvorski A.,JSC Atomtechenergo Novovoronezh |
Semenikhin A.,JSC Atomtechenergo Novovoronezh |
Ryasny S.,JSC Atomtechenergo |
And 2 more authors.
Kerntechnik | Year: 2015
Nowadays the demands for accuracy of determining the weighted mean reactor power significantly increases due to implementing programs aimed at increasing installed power at nuclear power plants with WWER-1000 reactors. This accuracy strongly depends on the coolant temperature stratification in the primary circuit pipes, especially in the hot legs. Thus, the acute problem is to investigate the phenomenon on the basis of the full-scale tests experimental data and the calculated data of computational fluid dynamics simulations. The paper presents the full-scale experimental data on the coolant temperature distribution in the hot legs obtained via I&C systems, primarily via in-core monitoring system. These data were obtained at the pilot operation stage of Unit 4 Kalinin nuclear power plant in a stationary mode at nominal power level. To present the results of calculating simulation for the same mode CFD codes are used. © Carl Hanser Verlag, München.