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The consequences of closure: The local cost of shutting down a nuclear power plant
When on May 7, 2013, the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in rural Wisconsin was shut down, it took with it more than 600 full-time jobs and more than $70 million in lost wages, not including temporary employment from refueling and maintenance outages. Taking into account indirect business-to-business activity, the total economic impact of the closure of the single-unit pressurized water reactor was estimated to be more than $630 million to the surrounding three-county area.
S. L. Sharma, J. R. Buchanan, M. A. Lopez de Bertodano
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 8 | August-September 2020 | Pages 665-675
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1744406
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Thermally induced density wave instability (DWI) (Type-II) is an important phenomenon for two-phase flow industrial systems. Developing numerical tools and methods for the prediction of the DWI boundary is of importance in the design and safety of nuclear reactors. With the advent of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in nuclear safety analysis, it is important to first verify the CFD results against existing theory and validate them with experimental data. In this work, a CFD two-fluid model (TFM) for DWI was implemented and verified against the theory of Ishii (1971). Closure relations were selected to approach the homogeneous equilibrium flow model. A steady-state verification of the model was carried out first. Then, dynamic verification was performed. Predictions of the stability boundary and the frequency of oscillations are in a good agreement with the theory. This study further verifies the dynamic capability of TFM CFD.