Reactor Applications ​

Regulatory Use of MELCOR

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Unified approach to non-LWR safety assessment

Light Water Reactor Applications ​

MELCOR has been in continuous development for over 40 years to support the resolution of critical safety issues identified by the Three Mile Island, Unit 2 (TMI-2) severe accident.

Non-Light Water Reactor Applications 


Researchers have used MELCOR for several types of advanced nuclear reactor applications including sodium fast reactors (SFRs), high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs), fluoride-salt-cooled high-temperature reactors (FHRs), and molten salt reactors (MSRs). MELCOR can represent the unique thermophysical and thermochemical conditions, physical and chemical accident phenomena, and fission product release and transport relevant to these advanced nuclear energy technologies.