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Title: Providing the Basis for Innovative Improvements in Advanced LWR Reactor Passive Safety Systems Design: An Educational R&D Project

Abstract

This project characterizes typical two-phase stratified flow conditions in advanced water reactor horizontal pipe sections, following activation of passive cooling systems. It provides (1) a means to educate nuclear engineering students regarding the importance of two-phase stratified flow in passive cooling systems to the safety of advanced reactor systems and (2) describes the experimental apparatus and process to measure key parameters essential to consider when designing passive emergency core cooling flow paths that may encounter this flow regime. Based on data collected, the state of analysis capabilities can be determined regarding stratified flow in advanced reactor systems and the best paths forward can be identified to ensure that the nuclear industry can properly characterize two-phase stratified flow in passive emergency core cooling systems.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
900897
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/14500
TRN: US0702972
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-03ID14500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; COOLING SYSTEMS; DESIGN; ECCS; NUCLEAR ENGINEERING; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; SAFETY; WATER; LWR Passive Safety; Stratified Horizontal Flow, Condensation-Induced Water Hammer, AP600

Citation Formats

Brian G. Williams, Jim C. P. Liou, Hiral Kadakia, Bill Phoenix, and Richard R. Schultz. Providing the Basis for Innovative Improvements in Advanced LWR Reactor Passive Safety Systems Design: An Educational R&D Project. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/900897.
Brian G. Williams, Jim C. P. Liou, Hiral Kadakia, Bill Phoenix, & Richard R. Schultz. Providing the Basis for Innovative Improvements in Advanced LWR Reactor Passive Safety Systems Design: An Educational R&D Project. United States. doi:10.2172/900897.
Brian G. Williams, Jim C. P. Liou, Hiral Kadakia, Bill Phoenix, and Richard R. Schultz. Tue . "Providing the Basis for Innovative Improvements in Advanced LWR Reactor Passive Safety Systems Design: An Educational R&D Project". United States. doi:10.2172/900897. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/900897.
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title = {Providing the Basis for Innovative Improvements in Advanced LWR Reactor Passive Safety Systems Design: An Educational R&D Project},
author = {Brian G. Williams and Jim C. P. Liou and Hiral Kadakia and Bill Phoenix and Richard R. Schultz},
abstractNote = {This project characterizes typical two-phase stratified flow conditions in advanced water reactor horizontal pipe sections, following activation of passive cooling systems. It provides (1) a means to educate nuclear engineering students regarding the importance of two-phase stratified flow in passive cooling systems to the safety of advanced reactor systems and (2) describes the experimental apparatus and process to measure key parameters essential to consider when designing passive emergency core cooling flow paths that may encounter this flow regime. Based on data collected, the state of analysis capabilities can be determined regarding stratified flow in advanced reactor systems and the best paths forward can be identified to ensure that the nuclear industry can properly characterize two-phase stratified flow in passive emergency core cooling systems.},
doi = {10.2172/900897},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 27 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Tue Feb 27 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}

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