FEAST-METAL-V.1.0: Fuel Engineering and Structural analysis Tool.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, USA
FEAST-METAL is a fuel performance code developed for predicting steady state and transient behavior of U-Pu-Zr metallic fuel alloys with stainless steel clad in sodium fast reactor environments.
The code currently adopts HT9 cladding properties. The code includes several physics based semi-empirical continuum level models to predict various important phenomena occurring under normal and off-normal scenarios. Details of the physical models can be found in references.
Running times are extremely problem dependent. Sample problems required several hours.
PC, Mac or Workstation.
Package includes precompiled executables for Windows operating systems. OS X and Linux users will require a Fortran90 equivalent compiler.
a. included in documentation
Aydın Karahan, “FEAST-METAL VERSION-1 USER’S MANUAL”
Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA (December, 2010).
b. background information
A. Karahan, “Modeling of Thermo-mechanical and Irradiation Behavior of Metallic and Oxide Fuels for Sodium Fast Reactors,” Ph. D. Thesis, Nuclear Science and Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, (2009).
One zip file containing source code, precompiled executable for Windows systems, two test cases and documentation.
KEYWORDS: FUEL MANAGEMENT, SPENT FUEL CHARACTERIZATION, STRUCTURAL SAFETY ANALYSIS