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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Gretar Tryggvason, Ming Ma, Jiacai Lu
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 184 | Number 3 | November 2016 | Pages 312-320
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE16-10
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The transient motion of bubbly flows in vertical channels is studied, using direct numerical simulation (DNS) in which every continuum length and time scale is resolved. A simulation of a large number of bubbles of different sizes at a friction Reynolds number of 500 shows that small bubbles quickly migrate to the wall, but the bulk flow takes much longer to adjust to the new bubble distribution. Simulations of much smaller laminar systems with several spherical bubbles have been used to examine the full transient motion; those show a nonmonotonic evolution where all the bubbles first move toward the walls, and the liquid then slowly slows down, eventually allowing some bubbles to return to the center of the channel. Unlike the statistically steady state, where the flow structure is relatively simple and in some cases depends only on the sign of the bubble lift coefficient, the transient evolution is more sensitive to the governing parameters. Early efforts to use DNS results to provide values for the unresolved closure terms in a simple average model for the flow found by statistical learning from the data using neural networks are discussed. The prospect for using the results from simulations of large systems with bubbles of different sizes in turbulent flows for large eddy–like simulations are explored, including the simplification of the interface structure by filtering. Finally, preliminary results for flows undergoing topology changes are shown.