Development of a model for the thermal-hydraulic characterization of the He-FUS3 loop

G. Barone*, E. Coscarelli, N. Forgione, D. Martelli, A. Del Nevo, M. Tarantino, M. Utili, I. Ricapito, P. Calderoni

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He-FUS3 is a helium facility designed and realized by ENEA in order to test the thermal-mechanical properties of prototypical breeding blanket module assemblies of a DEMO reactor. The actual facility has been upgraded with a high performance turbo circulator and a water heat exchanger integrating the pre-existent air cooler. In addition, a new test section located in the loop hot zone has been settled down with the objective of investigating safety relevant transient conditions of "In-TBM" LOCA scenarios. A RELAP5-3D

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Early online date20 Mar 2015
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Mar 2015


  • HCLL
  • HCPB
  • He-FUS3
  • RELAP5-3D

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