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Assessment of FLUENT CFD code as an analysis tool for SCW applications
Chosen as one of six Generation‒IV nuclear-reactor concepts, SuperCritical Water-cooled Reactors (SCWRs) are expected to have high thermal efficiencies within the range of 45 ‒ 50% owing to the reactor‟s high pressures and ...
Specifics of forced-convection heat transfer to supercritical water flowing upward in annular and bundle flow geometries
Since annulus- and bundle-flow geometries impede coolant flow, heat transfer to the coolant would occur differently than in bare tubes. The main objective of this work is to propose and verity a universal method to accurately ...
Study on heat transfer to supercritical water in application to SMRs
The SuperSafe Reactor (SSR), a small modular reactor (SMR) concept with a supercritical water coolant, was subjected to a thermalhydraulic analysis and an economic analysis of its Levelized Unit of Energy Cost (LUEC). ...
Electrohydrodynamic enhancement of extraterrestrial capilliary pumped loops for nuclear applications
This work examines electrohydrodynamic enhancement of capillary pump loops (CPL) for use in extraterrestrial nuclear applications. A capillary pump uses capillary action through a porous wick to transport heat and mass. ...
Conceptual design for a re-entrant type fuel channel for supercritical water-cooled nuclear reactors
Current CANDU-type nuclear reactors use a once-through fuel-channel with an annulus gas insulating it from the moderator. The current reference design for a CANDU-type SuperCritical Water-Cooled Reactor (SCWR) is to eliminate ...
Study on supercritical fluids in an intermediate heat exchanger for an SCWR hydrogen cogeneration system
SuperCritical Water-cooled Reactors (SCWRs) are one of six Generation-IV nuclear reactor concepts under development worldwide. SCWRs benefit from an increase in thermal efficiency due to the reactor coolant operating above ...