Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Modelling of the fire impact on CONSTOR RBMK-1500 cask thermal behavior in the open interim storage site
Authors: Poškas, R
Račkaitis, K
Poškas, P
Jouhara, H
Keywords: RBMK;1500 spent nuclear fuel;interim storage;metal-concrete CONSTOR cask;thermal analysis;fire conditions
Issue Date: 18-Apr-2023
Publisher: Elsevier on behalf of Korean Nuclear Society
Citation: Poškas, R. et al. (2023) 'Modelling of the fire impact on CONSTOR RBMK-1500 cask thermal behavior in the open interim storage site', Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 55 (7), pp. 2604 - 2612. doi: 10.1016/
Abstract: Copyright © 2023 Korean Nuclear Society, Spent nuclear fuel and long-lived radioactive waste must be carefully handled before disposing them off to a geological repository. After the pre-storage period in water pools, spent nuclear fuel is stored in casks, which are widely used for interim storage. Interim storage in casks is very important part in the whole cycle of nuclear energy generation. This paper presents the results of the numerical study that was performed to evaluate the thermal behavior of a metal-concrete CONSTOR RBMK–1500 cask loaded with spent nuclear fuel and placed in an open type interim storage facility which is under fire conditions (steady-state, fire, post-fire). The modelling was performed using the ANSYS Fluent code. Also, a local sensitivity analysis of thermal parameters on temperature variation was performed. The analysis demonstrated that the maximum increase in the fuel load temperatures is about 10 °C and 8 °C for 30 min 800 °C and 60 min 600 °C fires respectively. Therefore, during the fire and the post-fire periods, the fuel load temperatures did not exceed the 300°C limiting temperature set for an RBMK SNF cladding for long-term storage. This ensures that fire accident does not cause overheating of fuel rods in a cask.
Other Identifiers: ORCID iDs:Kęstutis Račkaitis; Hussam Jouhara
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Papers

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
FullText.pdfCopyright © 2023 Korean Nuclear Society, Published by Elsevier Korea LLC. under a Creative Commons license ( MBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons