Simulation of oxygen transfer in liquid lead under influence of nanoparticles by using lattice Boltzmann method
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters
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Oxygen transfer presents a serious challenge in the application of liquid lead as a nuclear coolant in advanced reactors. To mitigate corrosion by liquid lead in contact with steel, carefully controlling the oxygen concentration has been used as an effective way. Oxygen needs to mix in liquid lead uniformly and quickly. To enhance oxygen transport in liquid lead, nanoparticles are added to the liquid metal. In the current study, a lattice Boltzmann method is applied to investigate natural convection of copper/lead and aluminum oxide/lead in two-dimensional simplified container. Two thermal boundary cases are evaluated in order to check the effect of different natural convection flow patterns on oxygen transport. Some useful information are obtained such as improvement in natural convection and reduction in oxygen equilibrium time. © 2016 The Authors
Kermani, E. P.,
Simulation of oxygen transfer in liquid lead under influence of nanoparticles by using lattice Boltzmann method.
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, 7(1),