Numerical Simulation of Flow and Heat Transfer in Spent Fuel Cooling Ponds

Robinson, Paul, Hasan, Reaz and Tudor, Jenna (2013) Numerical Simulation of Flow and Heat Transfer in Spent Fuel Cooling Ponds. In: Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2013. Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science, III . Newswood Limited, Hong Kong, pp. 1861-1864. ISBN 978-9881925299

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Abstract

Numerical simulation on a full scale model of a cooling pond for spent nuclear fuel has been conducted. The detailed flow and temperature field of the three dimensional domain reveals the interaction between buoyancy and convection dominated fluid streams. The effect of flow recirculation on the temperature distribution has been analysed. Parametric studies by varying the inlet flow and heat generation highlight that CFD can provide very useful insight into the flow development of such complex situations

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Reaz Hasan
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 11:34
Last Modified: 13 May 2017 17:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15243

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