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Nuclear energy: enabling production of food, fiber, hydrocarbon biofuels, and negative carbon emissions
In the 1960s, Alvin Weinberg at Oak Ridge National Laboratory initiated a series of studies on nuclear agro-industrial complexes1 to address the needs of the world’s growing population. Agriculture was a central component of these studies, as it must be. Much of the emphasis was on desalination of seawater to provide fresh water for irrigation of crops. Remarkable advances have lowered the cost of desalination to make that option viable in countries like Israel. Later studies2 asked the question, are there sufficient minerals (potassium, phosphorous, copper, nickel, etc.) to enable a prosperous global society assuming sufficient nuclear energy? The answer was a qualified “yes,” with the caveat that mineral resources will limit some technological options. These studies were defined by the characteristic of looking across agricultural and industrial sectors to address multiple challenges using nuclear energy.
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 10 | October 2022 | Pages 1591-1604
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2022.2053807
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This paper is aimed at the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) calculations for lateral flow modeling in rod bundles of Russian-type pressurized water reactors with hexagonal fuel rod lattice by subchannel analysis under a constant temperature. The subchannel code SUBCAL and CFD code ANSYS Fluent with the Reynolds stress turbulence model, which is capable of solving the anisotropic flow present in rod bundles, are used. Both methods are compared in terms of calculations in rod bundles. The literature review of available experiments of rod bundles suitable for CFD calculation validation follows. This paper describes the created CFD models on a triangular lattice, which are subsequently validated on selected experimental data in a wide range of Reynolds numbers and geometry (pitch-to–rod diameter ratio) together with mesh sensitivity analysis. The main part of this work is to develop a new equation for the lateral flow resistance coefficient for the subchannel code based on CFD calculations. Within these calculations, the turbulent mixing coefficient β for hydraulically smooth rod bundles, which is related to the geometry, and the momentum-energy transfer analogy correction factor ε are also evaluated and for which the equation is subsequently proposed.