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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.
T. Höhne, D. Lucas
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 10 | October 2020 | Pages 859-872
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1764265
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This technical paper presents an application of the GEneralized TwO Phase flow (GENTOP) model for phase transfer and discusses the submodels used. Boiling of a heated surface under atmospheric conditions is simulated by the multifield computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach. Subcooled water in a generic pool is heated up first in the near-wall region leading to the generation of small bubbles. Farther away from the bottom wall, larger bubbles are generated by coalescence and evaporation. The CFD simulation is based on the recently developed GENTOP concept. It is a multifield model using the Euler-Euler approach, and it allows the consideration of different local-flow morphologies, including transitions between them. Small steam bubbles are handled as dispersed phases, while the interface of large gas structures is statistically resolved. The multiscale simulation of the transitions from small bubble to larger structures during boiling in a pool is now feasible. However, the GENTOP submodels need a constant improvement and a separate, intensive validation effort using CFD-grade experiments.