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Title: Flow-induced vibration analysis of a helical coil steam generator experiment using large eddy simulation

Abstract

This paper describes a numerical study of flow-induced vibration in a helical coil steam generator experiment conducted at Argonne National Laboratory in the 1980s. In the experiment, a half-scale sector model of a steam generator helical coil tube bank was subjected to still and flowing air and water, and the vibrational characteristics were recorded. The research detailed in this document utilizes the multi-physics simulation toolkit SHARP developed at Argonne National Laboratory, in cooperation with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to simulate the experiment. SHARP uses the spectral element code Nek5000 for fluid dynamics analysis and the finite element code DIABLO for structural analysis. The flow around the coil tubes is modeled in Nek5000 by using a large eddy simulation turbulence model. Transient pressure data on the tube surfaces is sampled and transferred to DIABLO for the structural simulation. The structural response is simulated in DIABLO via an implicit time-marching algorithm and a combination of continuum elements and structural shells. Tube vibration data (acceleration and frequency) are sampled and compared with the experimental data. Currently, only one-way coupling is used, which means that pressure loads from the fluid simulation are transferred to the structural simulation but the resulting structural displacements are notmore » fed back to the fluid simulation« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy - Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS)
OSTI Identifier:
1423624
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Engineering and Design; Journal Volume: 322; Journal Issue: C
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CFD; DIABLO; Nek5000; SHARP; flow-induced vibration (FIV); helical coil steam generator; large eddy simulation (LES); spectral-element method

Citation Formats

Yuan, Haomin, Solberg, Jerome, Merzari, Elia, Kraus, Adam, and Grindeanu, Iulian. Flow-induced vibration analysis of a helical coil steam generator experiment using large eddy simulation. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nucengdes.2017.07.029.
Yuan, Haomin, Solberg, Jerome, Merzari, Elia, Kraus, Adam, & Grindeanu, Iulian. Flow-induced vibration analysis of a helical coil steam generator experiment using large eddy simulation. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nucengdes.2017.07.029.
Yuan, Haomin, Solberg, Jerome, Merzari, Elia, Kraus, Adam, and Grindeanu, Iulian. Sun . "Flow-induced vibration analysis of a helical coil steam generator experiment using large eddy simulation". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nucengdes.2017.07.029.
@article{osti_1423624,
title = {Flow-induced vibration analysis of a helical coil steam generator experiment using large eddy simulation},
author = {Yuan, Haomin and Solberg, Jerome and Merzari, Elia and Kraus, Adam and Grindeanu, Iulian},
abstractNote = {This paper describes a numerical study of flow-induced vibration in a helical coil steam generator experiment conducted at Argonne National Laboratory in the 1980s. In the experiment, a half-scale sector model of a steam generator helical coil tube bank was subjected to still and flowing air and water, and the vibrational characteristics were recorded. The research detailed in this document utilizes the multi-physics simulation toolkit SHARP developed at Argonne National Laboratory, in cooperation with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to simulate the experiment. SHARP uses the spectral element code Nek5000 for fluid dynamics analysis and the finite element code DIABLO for structural analysis. The flow around the coil tubes is modeled in Nek5000 by using a large eddy simulation turbulence model. Transient pressure data on the tube surfaces is sampled and transferred to DIABLO for the structural simulation. The structural response is simulated in DIABLO via an implicit time-marching algorithm and a combination of continuum elements and structural shells. Tube vibration data (acceleration and frequency) are sampled and compared with the experimental data. Currently, only one-way coupling is used, which means that pressure loads from the fluid simulation are transferred to the structural simulation but the resulting structural displacements are not fed back to the fluid simulation},
doi = {10.1016/j.nucengdes.2017.07.029},
journal = {Nuclear Engineering and Design},
number = C,
volume = 322,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}