Title

An Experimental and Numerical Study of Pressure Drop and Hydraulic Behavior in Scaled-Down Fuel Bundle

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

Applied Mechanics and Materials

Volume

275-277

First page number:

409

Last page number:

412

Abstract

This study presents a scaled-down single fuel assembly experiment to simulate the fuel in the spent fuel pool (SFP). From experiment results, this study obtained the relationship among pressure drop and velocity, the viscous resistance and inertial resistance factor. In computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, the large number of fuel rod bundles is approximated with porous medium technique that imposes similar flow resistance to the motion of the fluid. Difference of the pressure drop between numerical and experimental results is within acceptable deviation.

Keywords

CFD; Computational fluid dynamics; Fuel Bundle; Porous Medium; Spent Fuel Pool; Spent reactor fuels – Cooling; Spent reactor fuels – Storage

Disciplines

Fluid Dynamics | Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.275-277.409

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