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Title: Flow-induced vibration for light-water reactors. Progress report, April 1978-December 1979

Abstract

Flow-Induced vibration for Light Water Reactors (FIV for LWRs) is a four-year program designed to improve the FIV performance of light water reactors through the development of design criteria, analytical models for predicting behavior of components, general scaling laws to improve the accuracy of reduced-scale tests, and the identification of high FIV risk areas. The program commenced December 1, 1976, but was suspended on September 30, 1978, due to a shift in Department of Energy (DOE) priorities away from LWR productivity/availability. It was reinitiated as of August 1, 1979. This progress report summarizes the accomplishments achieved during the period from April 1978 to December 1979.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., San Jose, CA (USA). Nuclear Engineering Div.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
6478902
Report Number(s):
GEAP-24248
ON: DE81025566; TRN: 81-013852
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-77ET34209
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BWR TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR CORES; REACTOR INTERNALS; MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; HYDRAULICS; HYDRODYNAMICS; TURBULENT FLOW; FLUID FLOW; FLUID MECHANICS; MECHANICS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; 210100* - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Boiling Water Cooled; 210200 - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled

Citation Formats

Schardt, J. F.. Flow-induced vibration for light-water reactors. Progress report, April 1978-December 1979. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/6478902.
Schardt, J. F.. Flow-induced vibration for light-water reactors. Progress report, April 1978-December 1979. United States. doi:10.2172/6478902.
Schardt, J. F.. Sat . "Flow-induced vibration for light-water reactors. Progress report, April 1978-December 1979". United States. doi:10.2172/6478902. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6478902.
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  • Flow-Induced Vibration for Light Water Reactors (FIV or LWR) is a four-year program designed to improve the FIV performance of light water reactors through the development of design criteria, analytical models for predicting behavior of components, general scaling laws to improve the accuracy of reduced-scale tests, and the identification of high FIV risk areas. The program, which commenced December 1, 1976, is managed by the General Electric Nuclear Technology Department and has three major contributors: General Electric Nuclear Technology Department (NTD), General Electric Corporate Research and Development (CR and D) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). This progress report summarizes themore » accomplishments achieved during the period January-March 1978.« less
  • Flow-Induced Vibration for Light Water Reactors (FIV for LWRs) is a program designed to improve the FIV performance of light water reactors through the development of design criteria, analytical models for predicting behavior of components, and general scaling laws to improve the accuracy of reduced-scale tests, and through the identification of high FIV risk areas. The program is managed by the General Electric Nuclear Power Systems Engineering Department and has three major contributors: General Electric Nuclear Power Systems Engineering Department (NPSED), General Electric Corporate Research and Development (CR and D) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The program commenced December 1,more » 1976. This progress report summarizes the accomplishments achieved during the period from April 1981 to June 1981.« less
  • The report describes the program objectives, overall work plans, and progress achieved. A description is also given of the related state-of-the-art flow-induced vibration (FIV) technology which represents the starting point of the program. The program has been developed to increase plant availability through substantially reducing downtime caused by FIV failure of components. It is a four-year balanced effort of fundamental studies, analyses, tests of idealized conditions, and realistic tests of reactor components, all leading to the preparation of design guides and criteria for LWR's. The specific goals of the program are to: (1) produce improved FIV design criteria; (2) providemore » improved analytical methods for predicting behavior of components; (3) provide general scaling laws which will improve the accuracy of reduced-scale tests (required for those situations where it is impossible to predict the FIV response analytically or through full-scale testing); and (4) identify high FIV risk areas. To achieve these goals, the program has been divided into four major tasks: (1) fundamental studies; (2) model and full-size tests; (3) design methods, guides and criteria; and (4) program administration. Task 1 will provide a better understanding of FIV phenomena through a combination of fundamental tests and analyses of geometries common in LWR's and mechanisms which can cause FIV. The studies will systematically vary parameters using relatively small-scale idealized geometries and controlled flow fields. Task 2 will verify and extend the results of Task 1 through the testing of realistic LWR component geometries. Task 3 will develop analytical methods, as well as utilize the results of Tasks 1 and 2 to produce design guides, predictive models, and scaling laws. Task 4 will administrate the program, as well as insure that pressure water reactor (PWR) needs are given proper consideration.« less
  • Flow-Induced Vibration for Light Water Reactors (FIV for LWRs) is a four-year program designed to improve the FIV performance of light water reactors through the development of design criteria, analytical models for predicting behavior of components, general scaling laws to improve the accuracy of reduced-scale tests, and the identification of high FIV risk areas. The program is managed by the General Electric Nuclear Power Systems Engineering Department and has three major contributors: General Electric Nuclear Power Systems Engineering Department (NPSED), General Electric Corporate Research and Development (CR and D) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The program commenced December 1, 1976.more » This progress report summarizes the accomplishments achieved during the period from October 1980 to December 1980.« less
  • Flow-Induced Vibration for Light Water Reactors (FIV for LWR) is a four-year program designed to improve the FIV performance of light water reactors through the development of design criteria, analytical models for predicting behavior of components, general scaling laws to improve the accuracy of reduced-scale tests, and the identification of high FIV risk areas. The program, which commenced December 1, 1976, is managed by the General Electric Nuclear Technology Department and has three major contributors: General Electric Nuclear Technology Department (NTD), General Electric Corporate Research and Development (CR and D) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). This progress report summarizes themore » accomplishments achieved during the period October-December 1977.« less