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Title: Three-dimensional fuel pin model validation by prediction of hydrogen distribution in cladding and comparison with experiment

Abstract

To correctly describe and predict this hydrogen distribution there is a need for multi-physics coupling to provide accurate three-dimensional azimuthal, radial, and axial temperature distributions in the cladding. Coupled high-fidelity reactor-physics codes with a sub-channel code as well as with a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool have been used to calculate detailed temperature distributions. These high-fidelity coupled neutronics/thermal-hydraulics code systems are coupled further with the fuel-performance BISON code with a kernel (module) for hydrogen. Both hydrogen migration and precipitation/dissolution are included in the model. Results from this multi-physics analysis is validated utilizing calculations of hydrogen distribution using models informed by data from hydrogen experiments and PIE data.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [4]
  1. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
  2. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  4. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1410438
Report Number(s):
13-5180
13-5180
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0000749
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Aly, A., Avramova, Maria, Ivanov, Kostadin, Motta, Arthur, Lacroix, E., Manera, Annalisa, Walter, D., Williamson, R., and Gamble, K. Three-dimensional fuel pin model validation by prediction of hydrogen distribution in cladding and comparison with experiment. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1410438.
Aly, A., Avramova, Maria, Ivanov, Kostadin, Motta, Arthur, Lacroix, E., Manera, Annalisa, Walter, D., Williamson, R., & Gamble, K. Three-dimensional fuel pin model validation by prediction of hydrogen distribution in cladding and comparison with experiment. United States. doi:10.2172/1410438.
Aly, A., Avramova, Maria, Ivanov, Kostadin, Motta, Arthur, Lacroix, E., Manera, Annalisa, Walter, D., Williamson, R., and Gamble, K. Sun . "Three-dimensional fuel pin model validation by prediction of hydrogen distribution in cladding and comparison with experiment". United States. doi:10.2172/1410438. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1410438.
@article{osti_1410438,
title = {Three-dimensional fuel pin model validation by prediction of hydrogen distribution in cladding and comparison with experiment},
author = {Aly, A. and Avramova, Maria and Ivanov, Kostadin and Motta, Arthur and Lacroix, E. and Manera, Annalisa and Walter, D. and Williamson, R. and Gamble, K.},
abstractNote = {To correctly describe and predict this hydrogen distribution there is a need for multi-physics coupling to provide accurate three-dimensional azimuthal, radial, and axial temperature distributions in the cladding. Coupled high-fidelity reactor-physics codes with a sub-channel code as well as with a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool have been used to calculate detailed temperature distributions. These high-fidelity coupled neutronics/thermal-hydraulics code systems are coupled further with the fuel-performance BISON code with a kernel (module) for hydrogen. Both hydrogen migration and precipitation/dissolution are included in the model. Results from this multi-physics analysis is validated utilizing calculations of hydrogen distribution using models informed by data from hydrogen experiments and PIE data.},
doi = {10.2172/1410438},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Oct 29 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sun Oct 29 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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