D. L. Zhang, P. Song, S. Wang, X. Wang, J. Chen, Y. Liang, S. Z. Qiu
June 8, 2018
Sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR) is one of the most promising reactors among the six Gen-IV reactor systems due to its significant advantages in close fuel cycle, comprehensive technology foundations and operation experiences. China is designing and constructing a demonstration SFR, in which, to ensure the reactor passive safety, a direct reactor auxiliary cooling system (DRACS) with the inter-wrapper flow is proposed as the decay heat removal system. Xi'an Jiaotong University is in charge of the DRACS analysis code development. The physical models in the DRACS are extracted and the numerical models for each component are established. The Gear method and the SIMPLE method are adopted as the primary solution algorithm. The code is developed and validated by EBR-II and PHENIX benchmarks, the results of which indicate that the code can predict experimental results very well.