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Severe Accident Analysis Resources & Links

Heavy Water Reactors

1. IAEA TecDoc 1727: Benchmarking Severe Accident Computer Codes for Heavy Water Reactor Applications (November 2013).

2. IAEA Safety Reports Series 56: Approaches and Tools for Severe Accident Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants (2008).

3. IAEA TecDoc 1594: Analysis of Severe Accidents in Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (2008).

4. IAEA TecDoc 1661: Mitigation of Hydrogen Hazards in Severe Accidents in Nuclear Power Plants (2011).

5. J. Terry Rogers: Fission Product Transport Processes in Reactor Accidents, Hemisphere Publishing, 1990.

Light Water Reactors

1. IAEA Pub 770: Radionuclide Source Terms from Severe Accidents to Nuclear Power Plants with Light Water Reactors (1987).

2. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI): Technical Foundations of Reactor Safety.

3. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI): Technical Reports on Severe Accidents.

4. State of the Art Reactor Consequence Analysis (SOARCA) - US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

5. Bal Raj Sehgal: Light Water Reactor Safety Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Vol. 38 No. 8 pp 697-732 (2006).

6. Bal Raj Sehgal: Nuclear Safety in Light Water Reactors: Severe Accident Phenomenology Elsevier, New York, 2012.

Severe Accident Analysis Codes

1. SCDAP / RELAP5 / Mod 3.3 (A Best-Estimate Transient Simulation of Light Water Reactor Coolant Systems During a Severe Accident) March 2013

2. RELAP 5 Thermalhydraulic Safety Analysis Software

3. SCDAP / RELAP5-3D Manuals

4. Codes by GRS - Gesselschaft fur Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit - ASTEC, ATHLET, ATHLET-CD, COCOSYS, DORT/TORT, QUABOX/CUBBOX, SUSA, TESPA-ROD

5. CATHARE: Code for Analysis of THermalhydraulics during an Accident of Reactor and Safety Evaluation, developed by AREVA_NP, CEA, EDF and IRSN


1. 'Severe Accident' Search Results from OECD/NEA Committee on Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) Document Database.

2. Severe Accident Research Network of Excellence (SARNET)

3. 5th European Review Meeting on Severe Accident Research (ERMSAR-2012) Papers and Presentations

4. Short Course on Severe Accident Phenomenology, Imperial College London, Centre for Nuclear Engineering, April 15-19 2013

5. 6th European Review Meeting on Severe Accident Research (ERMSAR-2013) Papers and Presentations

Nordic Nuclear Safety Research (NKS)

NKS-R Reports on Severe Accident Research