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Experimental Facility

Theme

DISCO-C

Direct Containment Heating
Experiments are performed in a scaled annular cavity design (1:18), to investigate melt dispersal from the reactor pit when the reactor pressure vessel lower head fails at low system pressure of less than 2 MPa.

DISCO-H

Dispersion of melt
Experiments are performed in a scaled annular cavity design, to investigate melt dispersal from the reactor pit when the reactor pressure vessel lower head fails at low system pressure of less than 2 MPa.

LIVE

In-Vessel Melt Relocation and Retention
The LIVE test facility is being used to study the late phase of core degradation, onset of melting and the formation and stability of melt pools in the reactor pressure vessel.