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Title: Validation Experiments for Spent-Fuel Dry-Cask In-Basket Convection

This work consisted of the following major efforts; 1. Literature survey on validation of external natural convection; 2. Design the experiment; 3. Build the experiment; 4. Run the experiment; 5. Collect results; 6. Disseminate results; and 7. Perform a CFD validation study using the results. We note that while all tasks are complete, some deviations from the original plan were made. Specifically, geometrical changes in the parameter space were skipped in favor of flow condition changes, which were found to be much more practical to implement. Changing the geometry required new as-built measurements, which proved extremely costly and impractical given the time and funds available
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1329191
Report Number(s):
12--3374
12-3374; TRN: US1700356
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). Nuclear Energy University Programs
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; DRY STORAGE; NATURAL CONVECTION; SPENT FUEL CASKS; VALIDATION; FLUID MECHANICS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION