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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
Marie-Charlotte Gauffre, Sofiane Benhamadouche, Pierre-Bernard Badel
Nuclear Technology | Volume 206 | Number 2 | February 2020 | Pages 255-265
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1642684
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The EDF aims to identify what causes fuel assembly vibrations in pressurized water reactors. The present work focuses on the validation of pressure fluctuations along the central rod of a 5 × 5 configuration for wall-modeled large eddy simulations. New experiments, called CALIFS, have been carried out by the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) on a 5 × 5 mixing vane grid (MVG) in the framework of the Fuel Assembly EDF/CEA/FRAMATOME tripartite project. In addition to pressure drop and velocity measurements using particle image velocimetry, pressure measurements have been performed along the central rod. The computational domain is representative of a span of the experimental mock-up composed of a 5 × 5 rod bundle equipped with a split-type MVG. The hydraulic Reynolds number is equal to 66 000 and periodic boundary conditions are imposed in the streamwise direction. The mesh is fully hexahedral and conformal. Computations give very satisfactory results for the pressure drop, the mean velocity, and the Reynolds stresses at different locations. The root-mean-square of the pressure along the central rod is also compared to experimental data at different heights. The behavior is in very good agreement up to five hydraulic diameters downstream of the MVG.