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The Civil Nuclear Credit Program: An overview
Officially established on November 15, 2021, with the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL—the Department of Energy’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program was designed to give owners/operators of commercial U.S. reactors the opportunity to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support the continued operation of economically troubled units. Finally, the federal government, and not just certain farsighted state governments, would recognize nuclear energy for its important grid reliability and decarbonization attributes.
Kwang Soon Ha, Fan-Bill Cheung, Jinho Song, Rae Joon Park, Sang Baik Kim
Nuclear Technology | Volume 181 | Number 1 | January 2013 | Pages 196-207
Technical Paper | Special Issue on the 14th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-14) / Thermal Hydraulics | doi.org/10.13182/NT13-A15767
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Boiling-induced natural-circulation flow in various engineered cooling channels is modeled and solved by considering the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy in the two-phase mixture, along with the two-phase friction drop and void fraction. The model is applied to estimate the induced mass flow rates through a uniform annular gap and a nonuniform annular gap between the reactor vessel and insulation under the in-vessel corium retention-external reactor vessel cooling conditions, and in the engineered corium cooling system of an ex-vessel core catcher during a severe accident. Dependence of the induced flow rate on various system parameters including the channel gap size, inlet diameter, inlet subcooling, and wall heat flux has been identified numerically. Results of the present study provide useful information for enhancing the design of engineered cooling channels to assure long-term cooling and retention of corium under severe accident conditions.