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Assessment of ICARE/CATHARE V1 Severe Accident Code



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Titre du congrès :ICONE 14th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering Ville du congrès :Miami Date du congrès :17/07/2006

Type de document > *Congrès/colloque

Mots clés > accident grave, EPS2, évaluation, ICARE/CATHARE

Unité de recherche > IRSN/DPAM/SEMCA/LESAM

Auteurs > CHATELARD Patrick, DRAI Patrick, FICHOT Florian, FLEUROT Joëlle, MARCHAND Olivier

Date de publication > 20/07/2006


The ICARE/CATHARE code system has been developed by the French "Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire" (IRSN) in the last decade for the detailed evaluation of Severe Accident (SA) consequences in a primary system. It is composed of the coupling of the core degradation IRSN code ICARE2 and of the thermalhydraulics French code CATHARE2. It has been extensively used to support the level 2 Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA-2) of the 900 MWe PWR. This paper presents the synthesis of the ICARE/CATHARE V1 assessment which was conducted in the frame of the "International ICARE/CATHARE Users' Club", under the management of IRSN.