MELCOR 2020-06-29T14:22:58+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).

CSARP/MCAP Meetings – 31 August through 4 September, 2020

The 2020 virtual Cooperative Severe Accident Research Program (CSARP) technical review meeting and the MELCOR Code Assessment Program (MCAP) meeting will be held on August 31 – September 4, 2020. The purpose of the CSARP/MCAP meetings is to exchange technical information on severe accident research including experiments and analytical models to address regulatory and safety issues.  The virtual meetings information is provided below.

Platform: TEAMS (Links will be provided by Sandia) – open only to CSARP members

Start time: 4:00 am (Sandia); 6:00 am (NRC); 12:00 pm Paris; 7:00 pm Tokyo.

Duration:  4 hours maximum each day

Presentation: 20 minutes maximum including Q/A

Contact

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