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Reference Number EP/I012427/1
Title Validation & Verification for Critical Heat Flux and CFD
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 01 September 2011
End Date 31 May 2015
Duration 45 months
Total Grant Value £207,496
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr S Walker , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (99.997%)
  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 GF Hewitt , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract The behaviour of nuclear reactors must be thoroughly analysed under a range of normal operation and (especially) fault conditions. Computer programmes that simulate the flow of fluids, (such as 'Computational Fluid Dynamics codes, or CFD codes') can in principle help with this. However, the complexities of the phenomena to be analysed are such that these codes need to be thoroughly validated against good measurements made in suitable experimental rigs. Under this proposal a team of UK researchers will collaborate with colleagues at BARC in India, where there are excellent such experimental facilities available. Experiments will be designed and analysed jointly, and used to validate such codes
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