Accession Number:

ADA106113

Title:

An Equation of State for Sodium

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT HARWELL (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The equation of state EOS for sodium which has been employed in assessments of hypothetical accidents in liquid metal cooled fast breeder nuclear reactors has been in use for some years in the British programme. During this time some important experimental reference data, upon which the EOS is based, have been revised. The purpose of this report is primarily to update the sodium EOS by incorporating these revised data. In addition, a number of improvements have been made in the calculational technique used in deriving properties in the single phase. These refinements, which have indicated numerical errors in the earlier EOS output, have improved the precision of the reported data.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE