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Reference Number GR/S19424/02
Title Modelling of turbulent heat transfer to fluids at supercritical pressure
Status Completed
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 30%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr S (Shuisheng ) He
No email address given
Mechanical Engineering
University of Sheffield
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2005
End Date 31 August 2006
Duration 11 months
Total Grant Value £40,577
Industrial Sectors Energy; Environment; No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr S (Shuisheng ) He , Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield (100.000%)
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Abstract The use of supercritical fluids is being actively considered in a number of applications including waste processing, innovative air-conditioning system development and space aircraft cooling. Considerable interest has also arisen recently in connection with the development of the Supercritical Press Water-cooled Nuclear Reactors. The main characteristic of supercritical fluids which makes them of special interest is that their physical properties v rapidly with both pressure and temperature. Therefore striking heat transfer phenomena can occur. Relatively limited modelling studies have been conducted using modern CFD methods. The aim of this project is to develop a methodology for the modelling of heat transfer to fluid flowing in a vertical channel under supercritical pressure conditions utilising state of the art CFD methods and to carry out modelling studies in order to develop a better understanding of the subject and improve the ability to make reliable predictions. In particular the project will include the following three areas of work: a) use of solution-adaptive grid generation to tackle the highly distorted flow and temperature fields; b) evaluation of the performance and limitations of a range of turbulence model; when used on the problem; and c) to carry out a systematic modelling study using the methods developed
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