RSICC CODE PACKAGE PSR-457
1. NAME AND TITLE
HECTR1.5+: Hydrogen Event Containment Response Code System.
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, through the Energy Science and Technology Software Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
3. CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER
FORTRAN 77; DEC VAX11/785, CDC, and CYBER (P00457CY00000).
4. NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVED
HECTR1.5 (Hydrogen Event-Containment Transient Response) is a lumped-volume containment analysis program that is most useful for performing parametric studies. Its main purpose is to analyze nuclear reactor accidents involving the transport and combustion of hydrogen, but HECTR can also function as an experiment analysis tool and can solve a limited set of other containment problems. Six gases; steam, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide are modified along with sumps containing liquid water. HECTR can model virtually all the containment systems of importance in ice condenser, large dry and Mark III containments. A postprocessor, ACHILES1.5, is included. It processes the time-dependent variable output (compartment pressures, flow junction velocities, surface temperatures, etc.) produced by HECTR. ACHILES can produce tables and graphs of these data.
5. METHOD OF SOLUTION
To calculate the pressure, temperature, and composition of gases in a containment, the system is divided into compartments with flow between compartments occurring at junctions. Each compartment is essentially a gas control volume. Flows between compartments are pressure and buoyancy driven with inertial and resistance terms included. Steam is treated as a real gas, and the other gases are treated as ideal. Gases in each compartment are instantaneously mixed, and source terms are user-specified. Simplified conservation equations are solved using a linearized implicit formulation (backward Euler method) to determine compartment and junction conditions during the transient. The linear system of equations that results from the linearized implicit formulation is solved by standard LU decomposition followed by back substitution. The thermal response of surfaces and equipment in the containment can also be calculated, using either one-dimensional finite difference slabs or lumped masses. An improved heat conduction model incorporated in HECTR1.5+ correctly accounts for heat conduction in a multilayered slab. The effects of many important physical phenomena in reactor containments during accidents, as well as many engineered safety features (ESF's), are modeled. The physical phenomena considered are hydrogen combustion, radiative and convective heat transfer, steam condensation or evaporation, and containment leakage. The ESF's modeled are containment sprays, fans, fan coolers, ice condensers with doors, sumps, suppression pools, and heat exchangers.
6. RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
Steam explosions, core-concrete interactions, and aerosol transport are not modeled by HECTR. Distribution is limited to U. S. (USSO).
7. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
NESC executed the HECTR1.5+ sample problem in 89 seconds on a DEC VAX11/785.
8. COMPUTER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Approximately 1.7Mbytes of virtual memory are required on the DEC VAX11. The HECTR1.5+ documentation states the code can execute on a Cray, Vax, CDC, and Cyber.
9. COMPUTER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
HECTR requires a FORTRAN 77 compiler and ran under COS 1.11 on a Cray, and under VMS 4.1operating systems on VAX computers.
S.E. Dingman, A.L. Camp, C.C. Wong, D.B. King, and R.D. Gasser, "HECTR Version 1.5 User's Manual," NUREG/CR-4507, SAND86-0101 (April 1986).
P. Johnson, "HECTR1.5, NESC No.R1075, HECTR1.5+ Tape Description and Author's Implementation Notes," National Energy Software Center Note 89-18 (December 6, 1988).
11. CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE
Included are the referenced documents and one 3.5" diskette which contains source files and test case input and output.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORDS: HYDROGEN; REACTOR SAFETY