Research program related to the influence of wind on contamination containment in nuclear installations
Congress title :EUROSAFE 2006 Radioactive Waste Management
Congress location :Paris
Congress date :13/11/2006
In nuclear industry, the response of a ventilation network to accidental disturbances, either mechanical (fan failure, damper blockage,...) or thermal (fire...) is difficult to evaluate when the network becomes complex. In order to determine and analyze the consequences of these disturbances on the radioactive materials containment, a computer code called SIMEVENT has been developed. However, among the external parameters likely to affect a ventilation network, the wind effect is actually basically modeled, due to a lack of qualified data concerning the wind impact on complex building's geometries and the interaction between wind and chimney exhaust. In view of the networks complexity and the facilities diversity, a research program including experimental and model studies has been launched to assess the wind influence on contamination containment.