MELCOR extensions for simulation of modular power cycles and thermochemical cycles for the generation of hydrogen via nuclear reactors Conference Paper uri icon


  • Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is currently extending MELCOR so that it can be used to simulate high-temperature nuclear reactors with modular secondary-side power components that are coupled to thermochemical cycles such as sulfur iodine (SI), the Westinghouse hybrid sulfur (HyS), and a generalized thermochemical cycle. To this extent, we will begin by extending MELCOR models for high-temperature gas cooled reactors, Brayton power cycles, an SI thermochemical cycle, and a graphical user interface (GUI). In addition, future versions of MELCOR will include a Monte Carlo module for uncertainty and optimization studies, modular components for major power cycles, a financial module, and a generalized thermochemical cycle. Copyright ¬© (2006) by AFHYPAC.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rodr√≠guez, S. B., Gauntt, R. O., Cole, R., Modestoa, M., McFadden, K., Malczynski, L., ... Archuleta, L.

publication date

  • December 2006