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Study of boiling water reactor containment temperature field underwater flooding

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DOI: 10.23977/erej.2022.060305 | Downloads: 6 | Views: 478


Jieyi Wang 1


1 College of Mathematics and Physics, University of South China, Hengyang, 421200, Hunan, China

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Jieyi Wang


Nuclear energy, as a clean energy source with high efficiency and low pollution, is receiving more and more attention from human society, and the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan in 2011 has attracted the attention of the academic community. The explosion of the Fukushima nuclear power plant was caused by the flooding of the diesel engine set by seawater, which resulted in the reactor being unable to stop and continue its reaction. The temperature inside the containment continued to rise, and the meltdown occurred due to the combination of high temperature and internal pressure, which exceeded the limit of the bearing capacity of the containment. In this paper, we study the temperature change of the boiling water reactor containment under flooding conditions and conduct an in-depth investigation based on the existing research on the temperature field of boiling water reactor containment, to derive the equation of temperature field change under flooding conditions and conduct numerical simulation on the temperature field change under flooding condition.


Flooded state, Fukushima, boiling water reactor, containment, temperature field


Jieyi Wang, Study of boiling water reactor containment temperature field underwater flooding. Environment, Resource and Ecology Journal (2022) Vol. 6: 37-45. DOI:


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