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Argonne assists advanced reactor development with award-winning safety software
The development of modern nuclear reactor technologies relies heavily on complex software codes and computer simulations to support the design, construction, and testing of physical hardware systems. These tools allow for rigorous testing of theory and thorough verification of design under various use or transient power scenarios.
R. D. Boyd, A. M. May, P. Cofie, R. Martin
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 70 | Number 3 | November 2016 | Pages 448-460
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.13182/FST16-102
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In order to accommodate high thermal loading of single-side-heated (SSH) components, robust thermal management and high-heat-flux-removal approaches are essential to prevent thermal instability, thermal runaway, or a thermal spiral toward component failure. This paper presents multidimensional steady-state heat transfer measurements for a high-strength-copper SSH monoblock (heat sink) coolant flow channel with a helical wire insert (HI) and thermally developing internal laminar and turbulent water (coolant) flow. In the present case, the term “monoblock” refers to a solid parallelepiped with a central coolant flow channel along the axial centerline. In addition to producing local two-dimensional (axial and circumferential) flow boiling curves, multidimensional monoblock wall temperature distribution comparisons were made between flow channels with and without a HI. Further, flow boiling curves were measured up to ~4.0 MW/m2 at the inside flow channel wall. For the same inside flow channel temperature, the HI enhanced (1) the incident heat flux by >70% when compared with the flow channel without the insert and (2) the inside flow channel wall heat flux by up to a factor of 5 near the monoblock heated side and at all axial locations. These results can be used for validation of computational fluid dynamics codes.