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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.
David G. Morris, Charles B. Mullins, Graydon L. Yoder, Jr.
Nuclear Technology | Volume 69 | Number 1 | April 1985 | Pages 82-93
Technical Paper | Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow | doi.org/10.13182/NT85-A33597
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Dispersed-flow film boiling data were obtained in a large rod bundle (8 × 8) under steady-state and transient conditions with upward flowing high-pressure, high-temperature water. The bundle is equipped with detailed thermometry, and has geometry typical of later generation pressurized water reactors with 17 × 17 fuel assemblies. Comparisons with the data to empirical correlations commonly used to predict heat transfer in dispersed flow indicate that the Dougall-Rohsenow and Groeneveld-Delorme correlations overpredict and underpredict heat transfer, respectively, while the Groeneveld 5.7 and Condie-Bengston IV correlations perform reasonably well. Spacer grids are shown to cause rod surface temperature depressions of up to 100 K from the upstream to downstream side of the grid. Grid effects persist for 20 to 30 hydraulic diameters downstream of the grid.