I. D. Abdelrazek, M. Y. Khalil, M. K. Shaat, A. M. Shokr
May 2, 2013
A steady state thermal-hydraulic analysis for the ETRR-2 Research Reactor has been performed using the computer code TERMIC. The analysis has included both, the verification of the core design as well as the performance of the equilibrium core. The uncertainties due to fuel fabrication tolerances, possible deviations in the operational measurements, the errors in the experimental correlations used in the analysis, and the errors due to simplifications made in the calculations have been considered in the analysis. A methodology based on uncertainties propagation has been adopted for the evaluation of hot channel factors. The results of the thermal-hydraulic analysis show that the reactor can be operated at full power level with sufficient safety margins against the thermal-hydraulic critical phenomena.