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It’s the third week of October, and Nuclear Science Week, first recognized in 2009, has arrived! Nuclear Science Week is an annual opportunity to celebrate nuclear science; recognize the professionals who apply it to solving the world’s most pressing problems; encourage nuclear professional development and networking; and share information with students, educators, and community members about the vital role of nuclear science in the lives of all people.
M. P. Sharma, A. K. Nayak
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 188 | Number 2 | November 2017 | Pages 175-186
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2017.1339539
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The Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) is a vertical pressure tube–type, heavy water–moderated, and boiling light water–cooled natural-circulation–based reactor. The fuel bundle of AHWR contains 54 fuel rods arranged in three concentric rings of 12, 18, and 24 fuel rods. This fuel bundle is divided into a number of imaginary interacting flow passages called subchannels. Transition from a single-phase to a two-phase flow condition occurs in the reactor rod bundle with an increase in power. Predicting the thermal margin of the reactor has necessitated determining the diversion cross flow of coolant among these subchannels under two-phase flow. Thus, it is vital to evaluate cross flow between subchannels of the AHWR rod bundle. In this paper, experiments were carried out to investigate the diversion cross-flow phenomena for single- and two-phase flow in the simulated subchannels of the reactor. The size of the rod and the pitch in the test were the same as that of the actual rod bundle in the prototype. The cross-flow tests were carried out at atmospheric condition without adding heat. In addition, the capability of the existing correlation is also checked to predict the cross-flow resistance coefficient, and it is found that none of these models accurately predict the measured cross-flow resistance coefficient for the AHWR rod bundle. In view of this, a new model applicable to AHWR has been presented that predicts the cross-flow resistance coefficient quite accurately.