N. Reinke, S. Arndt, I. Bakalov, S. Band, S. Beck, H. Nowack, D. Iliev, C. Spengler, W. Klein-Hessling, M. Sonnenkalb
October 4, 2019
The GRS program package AC 2 with its codes ATHLET/ATHLET-CD and COCOSYS aims for the reliable computational simulation of significant phenomena occurring during normal operation, design basis accidents, and severe accidents in the cooling circuit and containment of a nuclear power plant. To keep the modelling at the state-of-the-art, continuous development and validation is required. This is accomplished through participation in several national and international experimental research programs, where AC 2 or one of its codes are assessed against both separate effect tests and integral tests. This paper exemplifies the status of validation and application of COCOSYS by means of calculations of iodine chemistry and molten corium/concrete interaction after reactor pressure vessel rupture. Further, calculations using the external 3D module CoPool coupled to COCOSYS on thermal stratification in large water pools are discussed. The examples given demonstrate the progress of the COCOSYS development and the capability to simulate phenomena in the containment during incidents and accidents with good results. Future applications comprise the entire spectrum of incidents and accidents for Generation III/III+ systems with just one program package.