MELCOR 2019-04-02T19:07:02+00:00

melcorMELCOR is a fully integrated, engineering-level computer code developed by Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to model  the progression of severe accidents in nuclear power plants. A broad spectrum of severe accident phenomena in both boiling and pressurized water reactors is treated in MELCOR in a unified framework. MELCOR applications include estimation of severe accident source terms, and their sensitivities and uncertainties in a variety of applications.
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Documentation

MELCOR documentation listed below can be found on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ADAMS site.

“MELCOR Computer Code Manuals, Vol. 1: Primer and Users’ Guide, Version 2.2.9541,” SAND 2017-0455 O, Sandia National Laboratories, January 2017 (ADAMS Accession No. ML17040A429).

“MELCOR Computer Code Manuals, Vol. 2: Reference Manual, Version 2.2.9541,” SAND 2017-0876 O, Sandia National Laboratories, January 2017 (ADAMS Accession No. ML17040A420).

“MELCOR Computer Code Manuals, Vol. 1: Primer and Users’ Guide, Version 2.1.6840,” SAND 2015-6691 R, Sandia National Laboratories, August 2015 (ADAMS Accession No. ML15300A479).

“MELCOR Computer Code Manuals, Vol. 2: Reference Manual, Version 2.1.6840,” SAND 2015-6692 R, Sandia National Laboratories, August 2015 (ADAMS Accession No. ML15300A473).

“MELCOR Computer Code Manuals, Vol. 3: MELCOR Assessment Problems, Version 2.1.7347,” SAND 2015-6693 R, Sandia National Laboratories, August 2015 (ADAMS Accession No. ML15300A476).

Contact

Larry L. Humphries, PhD
MELCOR Principal Investigator
llhumph@sandia.gov

The next Cooperative Severe Accident Research Program (CSARP) technical review meeting, MELCOR Code Assessment Program (MCAP) meeting, and MELCOR User Workshop will be held in June 2019 at the Albuquerque Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The dates for these meetings are as follows:

  • CSARP Technical Review Meeting:  June 3-5, 2019
  • MCAP Meeting:  June 5-6, 2018
  • MELCOR User Workshop:  June 6, 2019 (afternoon)

For more information, view the announcement and preliminary agenda here. To register, visit the registration page here.

For further information, contact Vianeidy Hielo at vyhielo@sandia.gov  or 505-844-7998.