The coolability of fragmented corium is a major issue in reactor safety. Since the long-term coolability of such particle beds is limited by the availability of coolant inside the bed and not by heat transfer limitations from the particles to the coolant, the pressure field inside the debris has a strong effect on the cooling potential in multi-dimensional cases as expected in severe accidents in light water reactors (LWR). Therefore, the determination of the pressure field for two-phase flows in porous media…
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