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CFD-Modelling of subcooled boiling and their technical application

Krepper, E.; Rzehak, R.

The verification of design improvements of a fuel assembly of a nuclear reactor core and their influence on the critical heat flux require expensive experiments. Therefore the supplementation or even the replacements of experiments by numerical analyses are of relevant interest in fuel assembly design. The CFD modeling has the potential of simulation independent on the certain geometry.
The presentation describes the actual state of CFX modeling of subcooled boiling and their possible contribution for rod bundle design. The comparative investigation of different designs is possible at least qualitatively. For more quantitatively reliable results the models have to be improved. In the presentation the demands on the accuracy of measured values are established. Most promising results are expected by tomographic methods like by fast X-ray tomography.

Keywords: CHF; CFD; mixing vanes; subcooled boiling; fuel assembly design; DEBORA tests

  • Invited lecture (Conferences)
    ANSYS Conference & 29. CADFEM Users’ Meeting 2011, 19.-21.10.2011, Stuttgart, Deutschland

Publ.-Id: 16212