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Title: Computational fluid dynamics simulations of light water reactor flows

Abstract

Advances in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), turbulence simulation, and parallel computing have made feasible the development of three-dimensional (3-D) single-phase and two-phase flow CFD codes that can simulate fluid flow and heat transfer in realistic reactor geometries with significantly reduced reliance, especially in single phase, on empirical correlations. The objective of this work was to assess the predictive power and computational efficiency of a CFD code in the analysis of a challenging single-phase light water reactor problem, as well as to identify areas where further improvements are needed.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
678168
Report Number(s):
CONF-990605-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 99:009153
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80; Conference: 1999 annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Boston, MA (United States), 6-10 Jun 1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; FLUID FLOW; PARALLEL PROCESSING; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; HEAT TRANSFER; COMPUTER CODES

Citation Formats

Tzanos, C.P., and Weber, D.P. Computational fluid dynamics simulations of light water reactor flows. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Tzanos, C.P., & Weber, D.P. Computational fluid dynamics simulations of light water reactor flows. United States.
Tzanos, C.P., and Weber, D.P. Wed . "Computational fluid dynamics simulations of light water reactor flows". United States.
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title = {Computational fluid dynamics simulations of light water reactor flows},
author = {Tzanos, C.P. and Weber, D.P.},
abstractNote = {Advances in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), turbulence simulation, and parallel computing have made feasible the development of three-dimensional (3-D) single-phase and two-phase flow CFD codes that can simulate fluid flow and heat transfer in realistic reactor geometries with significantly reduced reliance, especially in single phase, on empirical correlations. The objective of this work was to assess the predictive power and computational efficiency of a CFD code in the analysis of a challenging single-phase light water reactor problem, as well as to identify areas where further improvements are needed.},
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