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Reference Number EP/K007777/1
Title Thermal Hydraulics for Boiling and Passive Systems
Status Completed
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr S Walker
No email address given
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 18 March 2013
End Date 17 December 2015
Duration 33 months
Total Grant Value £797,147
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr S Walker , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Dr R Issa , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr MJ Bluck , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor M Fairweather , Inst of Particle Science & Engineering, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor GF Hewitt , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr S (Shuisheng ) He , Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
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Abstract New nuclear power stations are likely to be a major contributor to energy security and reduction of carbon emissions. Such reactors will almost certainly be water-cooled. Whilst water is a very good coolant, steam is not, and the water coolant can become steam under certain conditions. The three themes of this project are each aimed at developing a better understanding of when this transition occurs, and developing better techniques to predict this. This project is an international collaboration, between scientists at the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in India, and groups at three UK universities. The better techniques will be based on experimental measurements of boiling systems to be conducted at BARC, in conjunction with the UK participants, and the development of computational models based on these
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