Thermal-hydraulic analysis of HPLWR fuel assembly cluster

Tashakor, S ; Sharif University of Technology | 2013

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.supflu.2013.02.025
  3. Publisher: 2013
  4. Abstract:
  5. The High-Performance Light Water Reactor (HPLWR) is the European version of the Supercritical-pressure Water Cooled Reactor (SCWR). Light water reactors at supercritical pressure, being currently under design, are the new generation of nuclear reactors. The present article is a thermal-hydraulic analysis of the HPLWR fuel assembly cluster. The existing thermal hydraulic codes are not capable of analyzing and designing the HPLWR fuel assembly. It is necessary to introduce a new thermal-hydraulic code that can incorporate the parameters and specifications of the HPLWR fuel assembly. The governing equations include energy, mass and momentum equations beside thermal-hydraulic equations are solved numerically using the finite volume (upwind) method. The recent thermal-hydraulic code will be coupled with netronic code to yield a complete analysis of the HPLWR fuel assembly cluster
  6. Keywords:
  7. Supercritical-pressure Thermal hydraulic Sub-channel Fuel assembly ; Finite volume ; Governing equations ; High-performance light water reactors ; Momentum equation ; Super-critical pressures ; Thermal hydraulics ; Thermal-hydraulic analysis ; Thermal-hydraulic codes ; Light water reactors ; Reactor cores ; Fuels
  8. Source: Journal of Supercritical Fluids ; Volume 77 , May , 2013 , Pages 91-99 ; 08968446 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896844613000867