GAIANE SABUNDJIAN

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Possui graduação em Bacharel e Licenciatura Em Física pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo(1978), mestrado em Tecnologia Nuclear / Reatores de Potência pelo Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares(1981) e doutorado em Engenharia Mecânica pela Escola Politêcnica de São Paulo(1999). Atualmente é TECNOLOGISTA SENIOR do Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear. Tem experiência na área de Engenharia Nuclear, com ênfase em Tecnologia dos Reatores. Atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas:Elementos Finitos, Formulação Petrov-Galerkin, Equações de Navier-Stokes, Fluidos Incompressíveis, Funções de Expansão Hierárquicas. (Texto extraído do Currículo Lattes em 13 out. 2021)

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  • Artigo IPEN-doc 27183
    Total and partial loss of coolant experiments in an instrumented fuel assembly of IEA-R1 research reactor
    2020 - MAPRELIAN, EDUARDO; TORRES, WALMIR M.; BELCHIOR JUNIOR, ANTONIO; UMBEHAUN, PEDRO E.; BERRETTA, JOSE R.; SABUNDJIAN, GAIANE
    The safety of nuclear facilities has been a growing global concern, mainly after the Fukushima nuclear accident. Studies on nuclear research reactor accidents such as the Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA), many times considered a design basis accident, are important for ensure the integrity of the plant. A LOCA may lead to the partial or complete uncovering of the fuel assemblies and it is necessary to assure the decay heat removal as a safety condition. This work aimed to perform, in a safe way, partial and complete uncovering experiments for an Instrumented Fuel Assembly (IFA), in order to measure and compare the actual fuel temperatures behavior for LOCA in similar conditions to research reactors. A test section for experimental simulation of Loss of Coolant Accident named STAR was designed and built. The IFA was irradiated in the IEA-R1 core and positioned in the STAR, which was totally immersed in the reactor pool. Thermocouples were installed in the IFA to measure the clad and fluid temperatures in several axial and radial positions. Experiments were carried out for five levels of uncovering of IFA, being one complete uncovering and four partial uncovering, in two different conditions of decay heat. It was observed that the cases of complete uncovering of the IFA were the most critical ones, that is, those cases presented higher clad temperatures when compared with partial uncovering cases, for the specific conditions of heat decay intensity and dissipation analyzed. The maximum temperatures reached in all experiments were quite below the fuel blister temperature, which is around 500 °C. The STAR has proven to be a safe and reliable experimental apparatus for conducting loss of coolant experiments.