Thermophysical properties of lead-bismuth eutectic alloy in reactor safety analyses

Koji Morita, Werner Maschek, Michael Flad, Hidemasa Yamano, Yoshiharu Tobita

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Abstract

A consistent set of thermophysical properties of a lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) alloy was developed for use in safety analyses of lead-alloy-cooled fast reactor systems. The vapor and liquid thermodynamic states of LBE were modeled up to and above the critical point based on a van-der-Waals type of equation. We assumed that LBE vapor is composed of monatomic lead and bismuth and diatomic, bismuth components, and that liquid LBE is a non-ideal mixture of lead and bismuth. Recommended equations were also presented for the transport properties and surface tension of liquid LBE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-536
Number of pages11
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006

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Thermophysical properties of lead-bismuth eutectic alloy in reactor safety analyses. / Morita, Koji; Maschek, Werner; Flad, Michael; Yamano, Hidemasa; Tobita, Yoshiharu.

In: journal of nuclear science and technology, Vol. 43, No. 5, 01.01.2006, p. 526-536.

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Morita, Koji ; Maschek, Werner ; Flad, Michael ; Yamano, Hidemasa ; Tobita, Yoshiharu. / Thermophysical properties of lead-bismuth eutectic alloy in reactor safety analyses. In: journal of nuclear science and technology. 2006 ; Vol. 43, No. 5. pp. 526-536.
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