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Title: RELAP-7 Progress Report. FY-2015 Optimization Activities Summary

Abstract

This report summarily documents the optimization activities on RELAP-7 for FY-2015. It includes the migration from the analytical stiffened gas equation of state for both the vapor and liquid phases to accurate and efficient property evaluations for both equilibrium and metastable (nonequilibrium) states using the Spline-Based Table Look-up (SBTL) method with the IAPWS-95 properties for steam and water. It also includes the initiation of realistic closure models based, where appropriate, on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s TRACE code. It also describes an improved entropy viscosity numerical stabilization method for the nonequilibrium two-phase flow model of RELAP-7. For ease of presentation to the reader, the nonequilibrium two-phase flow model used in RELAP-7 is briefly presented, though for detailed explanation the reader is referred to RELAP-7 Theory Manual [R.A. Berry, J.W. Peterson, H. Zhang, R.C. Martineau, H. Zhao, L. Zou, D. Andrs, “RELAP-7 Theory Manual,” Idaho National Laboratory INL/EXT-14-31366(rev. 1), February 2014].

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1244637
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-15-36771
M2LW-15IN0704055; TRN: US1601060
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; R CODES; PROGRESS REPORT; TWO-PHASE FLOW; ENTROPY; WATER; EQUILIBRIUM; EVALUATION; OPTIMIZATION; STABILIZATION; STEAM; VISCOSITY; NUMERICAL SOLUTION; Entropy Viscosity Method; RELAP-7 Closure Relations; RELAP-7 Equation of State

Citation Formats

Berry, Ray Alden, Zou, Ling, and Andrs, David. RELAP-7 Progress Report. FY-2015 Optimization Activities Summary. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1244637.
Berry, Ray Alden, Zou, Ling, & Andrs, David. RELAP-7 Progress Report. FY-2015 Optimization Activities Summary. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1244637
Berry, Ray Alden, Zou, Ling, and Andrs, David. 2015. "RELAP-7 Progress Report. FY-2015 Optimization Activities Summary". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1244637. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1244637.
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title = {RELAP-7 Progress Report. FY-2015 Optimization Activities Summary},
author = {Berry, Ray Alden and Zou, Ling and Andrs, David},
abstractNote = {This report summarily documents the optimization activities on RELAP-7 for FY-2015. It includes the migration from the analytical stiffened gas equation of state for both the vapor and liquid phases to accurate and efficient property evaluations for both equilibrium and metastable (nonequilibrium) states using the Spline-Based Table Look-up (SBTL) method with the IAPWS-95 properties for steam and water. It also includes the initiation of realistic closure models based, where appropriate, on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s TRACE code. It also describes an improved entropy viscosity numerical stabilization method for the nonequilibrium two-phase flow model of RELAP-7. For ease of presentation to the reader, the nonequilibrium two-phase flow model used in RELAP-7 is briefly presented, though for detailed explanation the reader is referred to RELAP-7 Theory Manual [R.A. Berry, J.W. Peterson, H. Zhang, R.C. Martineau, H. Zhao, L. Zou, D. Andrs, “RELAP-7 Theory Manual,” Idaho National Laboratory INL/EXT-14-31366(rev. 1), February 2014].},
doi = {10.2172/1244637},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1244637}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {9}
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