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Newest Russian icebreaker ready to hit the ice
The Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika. Photo: Rosatom
The Arktika, Russia’s latest nuclear-powered icebreaker, sailed from the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg last week, bound for the Murmansk seaport. The voyage is scheduled to take approximately two weeks, during which time the vessel will be tested “in ice conditions,” according to Rosatom, Russia’s state-owned atomic energy corporation.
Jin Ho Song, Hyun-Joung Jo, Kwang Soon Ha, Jaehoon Jung, Sang Mo An, Hwan Yeol Kim, S. T. Revankar
Nuclear Technology | Volume 195 | Number 1 | July 2016 | Pages 29-43
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT15-128
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A scaling method is proposed for the design of a reduced-scale experimental facility for testing the performance of a newly proposed filtered containment venting system (FCVS). A full-height facility at prototypic pressure and temperature conditions is chosen to preserve the fundamental physics such as depressurization rate, two-phase mixture level, and scrubbing process. The geometrical similarities in terms of the ratio of the cross-sectional area and geometric and frictional loss coefficient are preserved for each component in the FCVS. Scaling of the number of components in the reduced-scale test facility is suggested using the prototypic components of the FCVS including a venturi scrubber, a cyclone, a metal fiber filter, and a molecular sieve. This approach minimizes scaling distortions. A properly scaled test facility allows testing in a wide range of initial and boundary conditions such that it can predict the full performance of the prototypic FCVS.