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Title: Flow Visualization of Forced and Natural Convection in Internal Cavities

Abstract

The report descries innovative flow visualization techniques, fluid mechanics measurements and computational models of flows in a spent nuclear fuel canister. The flow visualization methods used a fluid that reacted with a metal plate to show how a local reaction affects the surrounding flow. A matched index of refraction facility was used to take mean flow and turbulence measurements within a generic spent nuclear fuel canister. Computational models were also made of the flow in the canister. It was determined that the flow field in the canister was very complex, and modifications may need to be made to ensure that the spent fuel elements are completely passivated.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Idaho (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
(US)
OSTI Identifier:
792284
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/14829
EMSP60144; TRN: US0201345
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-97ER14829
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 31 Jan 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; FLOW VISUALIZATION; FLUID MECHANICS; NATURAL CONVECTION; SPENT FUEL CASKS; REFRACTIVE INDEX; SPENT FUEL ELEMENTS; FORCED CONVECTION; FLOW MODELS

Citation Formats

Crepeau, John, Mcllroy, Jr, Hugh M, McEligot, Donald M, Condie, Keith G, McCreery, Glenn, Clarsean, Randy, Brodkey, Robert S, and Guezennec, Yann G. Flow Visualization of Forced and Natural Convection in Internal Cavities. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/792284.
Crepeau, John, Mcllroy, Jr, Hugh M, McEligot, Donald M, Condie, Keith G, McCreery, Glenn, Clarsean, Randy, Brodkey, Robert S, & Guezennec, Yann G. Flow Visualization of Forced and Natural Convection in Internal Cavities. United States. doi:10.2172/792284.
Crepeau, John, Mcllroy, Jr, Hugh M, McEligot, Donald M, Condie, Keith G, McCreery, Glenn, Clarsean, Randy, Brodkey, Robert S, and Guezennec, Yann G. Thu . "Flow Visualization of Forced and Natural Convection in Internal Cavities". United States. doi:10.2172/792284. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/792284.
@article{osti_792284,
title = {Flow Visualization of Forced and Natural Convection in Internal Cavities},
author = {Crepeau, John and Mcllroy, Jr, Hugh M and McEligot, Donald M and Condie, Keith G and McCreery, Glenn and Clarsean, Randy and Brodkey, Robert S and Guezennec, Yann G},
abstractNote = {The report descries innovative flow visualization techniques, fluid mechanics measurements and computational models of flows in a spent nuclear fuel canister. The flow visualization methods used a fluid that reacted with a metal plate to show how a local reaction affects the surrounding flow. A matched index of refraction facility was used to take mean flow and turbulence measurements within a generic spent nuclear fuel canister. Computational models were also made of the flow in the canister. It was determined that the flow field in the canister was very complex, and modifications may need to be made to ensure that the spent fuel elements are completely passivated.},
doi = {10.2172/792284},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}