EAGLE Test-Bench

Primarily, studies at the test-bench are focused at mitigation of severe accident consequences of a nuclear power reactor, minimization of possible destruction of reactor protection barriers (pressure vessel, concrete foundation of a reactor) preventing the release of corium and fission products into the environment.      

The test-bench is used for experimental studies of conditions of corium jet fragmentation onset, which enters to a pool with sodium coolant as well as a depth of its penetration into sodium depending on diameter and speed of the jet. 

EAGLE test-bench allows obtaining up to 26 kg of molten composition consisting of high temperature oxides (UO2, ZrO2, Al2O3) at temperature up to 3000°С.