MELCOR Validation and Verification: 1986 Papers (NUREG/CR-4830, Revision 3)

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Manuscript Completed: January 1987
Date Published: March 1987

Prepared by:
Christi D. Leigh, Editor
Safety and Environmental Studies
Division 6415
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800
Albuquerque. New Mexico 87185
Operated by Sandia Corporation
for the U.S. Department of Energy
Under Contract No. DE-AC04-76DP00789

Prepared for:
Division of Reactor System Safety
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

Under Memorandum of Understanding DOE 40-550-75

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This report is a compilation of papers that documents the MELCOR validation and verification results obtained during 1986. Results of comparisons to analytic solutions and experiments are included. The major areas tested in these comparisons are the control volume hydrodynamics and thermodynamics, the heat transfer, and the aerosol behavior in MELCOR. A set of nine standard tests is included.

It is intended that a report of this nature be published annually. The format used for this report follows that of a conference proceeding in that individual papers from various authors are combined into one report. This format was selected in part to encourage participation from MELCOR users outside Sandia. The format also has other advantages. One is that authors of individual papers can be properly credited. Another is that different reviewers can be selected for each test according to their expertise, and the review load can be distributed. Finally, each test report can be prepared, reviewed, and distributed individually before the composite report is published.

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